The Punisher is, by far, one of Netflix's most anticipated releases still to come this year.

Following on from Defenders, The Punisher sees Frank Castle - played by Jon Bernthal - take on the CIA and his former colleagues as he tries to take revenge against those who murdered his wife and children.

The Punisher is unique in comic-book history in that his character has no problem killing or violently torturing people, and this darker, more disturbing tone seems to have been borne out in the series.

According to a report in Newsday, The Punisher was supposed to surprise-drop on Netflix this weekend with promotional events planned at the New York Comic-Con and Paris Nuit Noire also cancelled.

In a statement delivered to media on Thursday, Netflix and Marvel said that "it wouldn't be appropriate for Marvel’s The Punisher to go ahead with the Paris Nuit Noire event and to participate in New York Comic Con" in light of the Las Vegas mass shooting carried out by Stephen Paddock.

When asked to comment on the story, Netflix told us that a date hasn't been announced for the series yet, and reiterated the statement on the cancellations. Newsday's report has it that The Punisher has been pushed to next month, although Netflix says no date has been confirmed.


Via Newsday