Netflix, do NOT accept a war of words with Eminem. The emcee, real name Marshall Mathers, took the streaming service to the woodshed Wednesday over its cancellation of the streamer’s Marvel series “The Punisher.”
“DEAR @NETFLIX,” he wrote on Twitter, “REGARDING YOUR CANCELLATION OF THE PUNISHER, YOU ARE BLOWING IT!!”
Slim Shady signed off, “SINCERELY, MARSHALL”
REGARDING YOUR CANCELLATION OF THE PUNISHER, YOU ARE BLOWING IT!!
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) February 21, 2019
Netflix scrapped “The Punisher” and “Jessica Jones” on Monday. Those were the streaming service’s last two Marvel series.
Late last year, Netflix canceled its other three Marvel TV series — “Daredevil,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage” — despite the strong response for the third season of “Daredevil.”
The third season of “Jessica Jones” will still premiere on Netflix later this year. “The Punisher” second-and-now-final season launched in January.
Netflix’s decision to totally end its creative partnership with Marvel TV comes as its big-screen counterpart, Marvel Studios, develops multiple TV series for Disney+ that will star characters from the films including Loki, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Marvel’s parent company Disney also ended its licensing deal with Netflix at the beginning of 2019, as the company readies the launch of its streaming competitor to Netflix in Disney+.