Marvel, Netflix Cancel ‘The Punisher’ NYC Comic-Con Panel Following Las Vegas Massacre

“We are stunned and saddened by this week’s senseless act in Las Vegas,” Netflix and Marvel say in joint statement

Last Updated: October 4, 2017 @ 5:06 PM

Marvel’s “The Punisher” has just pulled its Oct. 7 panel at New York Comic-Con in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas earlier this week.

“We are stunned and saddened by this week’s senseless act in Las Vegas,” Netflix and Marvel said in a joint statement Wednesday.

“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,” the companies added of the gun and violence heavy Jon Bernthal-starring series. “Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and those affected by this tragedy.”

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If you’re unfamiliar with the Punisher origin story, it usually involves Castle turning to vigilantism after the death of his family. Audiences saw a lot of this in “Daredevil” Season 2, where Castle was introduced as a moral and physical rival to Matt Murdock.

There’s no release date for the show yet, but there’s speculation the series could arrive in November.

On Sunday evening, a lone gunman in Las Vegas left at least 59 dead and more than 400 injured at an outdoor music festival. Police said the shooter, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, killed himself as they closed in on him inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel.