In consideration of the victims and the injured in the Las Vegas shooting last Sunday, October 1, Netflix and Marvel decided to cancel the “Marvel's The Punisher” panel at the New York Comic Con.

According to TVLine, the streaming service and studio released a joint statement on Wednesday for the press, which said that after careful consideration, the companies decided that would not be appropriate for to the series to be part of the NYCC schedule.

Punisher, the main character portrayed by Jon Bernthal, uses violence and lethal methods to fight crime as a vigilante in New York City.

He is on a quest to find those responsible for the death of his family, but it will uncover a larger conspiracy.

The panel would happen next Saturday, on October 7th, at the Javits Center. For the complete schedule, you can access the official website of the biggest popular culture convention of the East Coast.


The show will be the first spin-off from one of the four major series of a Marvel character. The Punisher appeared on the second season of Daredevil and made his mark.

Along with Jon Bernthal, the show also has Deborah Ann Woll, Paul Schulze, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, Michael Nathanson, Jaime Ray Newman, and Jason R. Moore. This will be the first time that Rosario Dawson, who portrays the nurse Claire Temple on the other series, will not appear.

Created by Steven Lightfoot, the show will have 13 episodes in its first season. Lightfoot will also serve as showrunner and executive producer of the series.

This is the sixth show of the deal made by Netflix and Marvel. The series will premiere in 2017, with a date still to be decided by the streaming service.

Las Vegas mass shooting

After the end of the Route 91 Harvest festival on Sunday, October 1, Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd, killing 59 people and injuring more than 520. Before the police arrived, he killed himself in his room.

This is the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. history.

The 64-year old man has 42 fire guns in his possession: 23 in his room at the Mandalay Bay, and 19 in his home in Mesquite.

According to the police, he also had a stock of explosives and thousands of rounds of ammo.

Although ISIS claimed the attack, the FBI does not believe that a terrorist organization is connected with the shooting.

The federal organization believes he acted alone and it is now focused on finding out the reasons behind the attack.