In addition to a presentation at New York Comic Con, Netflix and Marvel Television have canceled a planned event in Paris for The Punisher in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 dead and 489 injured.
According to Variety, the event, called “Black Night,” was to be held Saturday at Paris’ Cirque d’Hiver theater, and feature a screening of the first two episodes of the Marvel drama as well as a simulcast of the New York Comic Con panel.
Netflix and Marvel announced the cancellation of the convention panel on Wednesday with a joint statement explaining that, following the tragedy in Las Vegas, “it wouldn’t be appropriate for Marvel’s The Punisher to participate in New York Comic Con.”
It’s unclear what the extent of the convention plans had been for The Punisher, but we do know star Jon Bernthal and much of the cast were to be on hand for interviews as well as the panel at Madison Square Garden. The presentation was scheduled for an hour and a half in length, making it likely only the series premiere would have been shown in New York.
Marvel and the streaming service have kept secret the premiere date for The Punisher, going say far as to “censor” the information in promotional materials.
The Punisher stars Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Daniel Webber as Lewis Walcott, Shohreh Aghdashloo as Farah Madani, and Paul Schulze as Rawlins, with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in an undisclosed role.
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