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Marvel and Netflix pull The Punisher from NY Comic-Con

(Photo: Patrick Harbron/Netflix)
(Photo: Patrick Harbron/Netflix)

As America faces a newly rekindled argument about gun control in the wake of last Sunday’s shootings in Las Vegas, Marvel has announced that it’s pulling an appearance from its most gun-friendly anti-hero, The Punisher, from the upcoming New York Comic-Con. This is per Deadline, which reports that Marvel and Netflix have canceled a panel focusing on the upcoming Punisher TV show that was scheduled to run this Saturday at the convention.

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“We are stunned and saddened by this week’s senseless act in Las Vegas,” the companies said in a joint statement today. “After careful consideration, Netflix and Marvel have decided it wouldn’t be appropriate for Marvel’s The Punisher”—which stars Jon Bernthal, who first played the gun-toting vigilante in Daredevil season two—“to participate in New York Comic-Con. Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and those affected by this tragedy.”

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