This week, Marvel and Netflix decided to pull the panel for the upcoming Punisher series from NYCC, citing its proximity to the recent Las Vegas mass shooting
Now, rumor has it that Netflix may be going a step further, and is delaying The Punisher’s actual release. That tip comes from TV critic Verne Gay, who has gotten word that the series itself will be delayed until later this fall. Netflix, for its part, has said “We never announced a premiere date and have not yet,” not addressing the potential delay directly.
But despite that statement, the release date for The Punisher had allegedly leaked a few weeks ago, glimpsed in the pages of MCU Exchange which said the show would be released a week from today on Friday, October 13th, which would have put it out two weeks ahead of Netflix’s premiere of Stranger Things season 2 on the 27th. It seems possible that this was going to be announced at NYCC, or Netflix may have just pulled one if it’s “surprise, the entire series is out!” moves, which they’ve done from time to time on the day of release.
There’s no word on when The Punisher may actually arrive now, but “late fall” is assuredly sometime in November, which will give it some distance from this tragedy
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