‘The Punisher’ pulls out of NYCC

Following the tragic events which took place earlier this week in Las Vegas Netflix  and Marvel have pulled The Punisher from the NYCC schedule.

Deadline are reporting that Netflix felt is was ultimately inappropriate to promote a show with heavy gun violence so soon after the events.

The two companies have released a joint statement to confirm the news:

We are stunned and saddened by this week’s senseless act in Las Vegas. After careful consideration, Netflix and Marvel have decided it wouldn’t be appropriate for Marvel’s The Punisher to participate in New York Comic Con. Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and those affected by this tragedy.

The Punisher stars Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle/The Punisher, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page and Ben Barnes as Jigsaw. The series also stars Amber Rose Revah, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Daniel Webber, Jamie Ray Newman, Jason R. Moore, Michael Nathanson and Paul Schulze. The series is expected to hit Netflix in November 2017.

Neil Vagg

Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & Tv and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember. Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG

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