It’s not unheard of for a studio to push back the release of a movie or television show due to events that transpire in the real world that may make the scheduled release seem insensitive. It happened with quite a few properties following the 9/11 attacks in 2001, and it looks like it’s happening again.
As we reported yesterday, Marvel and Netflix felt it was best to cancel the scheduled panel at New York Comic Con for the upcoming Marvel’s The Punisher following the shooting that took place over the weekend in Las Vegas. Now, somewhat unsurprisingly, there is news that the show’s premiere, which was rumored to happen this weekend, has been pushed back to later this year.
Verne Gay of Newsday, said in a tweet yesterday that Marvel and Netflix are delaying the show’s launch until late fall in direct response to the Las Vegas shooting. When you take into account how much gun violence is expected to actually take place on the show, and how ultra-violent The Punisher is expected to be, this should really come as no surprise.
— vernejgay (@vernejgay) October 5, 2017
While neither Netflix or Marvel have officially confirmed this, considering the fact that the show’s release date was unknown to the general public, do they even need to? Regardless, Marvel’s The Punisher will show up on Netflix at some point in time in the future. Probably.