Marvel Pulls ‘The Punisher’ From Comic-Con After Vegas Massacre

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Marvel announced on Wednesday that “it wouldn’t be appropriate” after the Las Vegas massacre to have a panel for “The Punisher” during Saturday’s New York City Comic-Con event.

“We are stunned and saddened by this week’s senseless act in Las Vegas,” Marvel and Netflix said in a joint statement  after Stephen Paddock opened fire on concert goers Sunday night, leaving more than 50 people dead and hundreds of others injured. (RELATED:Jason Aldean Cancels Shows After Las Vegas Shooting)

Marvel The Punisher (photo: YouTube Screenshot)

Marvel The Punisher (photo: YouTube Screenshot)

“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 statement added. “Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and those affected by this tragedy.”

The 13-episode Netflix series, showrun by Steve Lightfoot and starring Jon Bernthal, centers around a firearm-wielding vigilante that seeks to avenge the death of his family.

“After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld,” the description shared with the clip on YouTube recently read.

The series was set to launch October 7 on the streaming service. There is no word yet on if that has been changed.