Earlier this week Marvel and Netflix announced that they had cancelled this weekend’s planned New York Comic Con panel for The Punisher in the wake of the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas.
During our report, we speculated that Netflix may also opt to postpone the release of the show itself, and now Newsday is reporting that the streaming service could indeed push back the premiere.
Although Netflix was yet to announce an official date for the Marvel series, an October date had been leaked, with speculation pointing to Friday, October 13th. However, according to this new report, we may not have to wait until mid-to-late November, or early December.
Netflix itself is refusing to comment on the speculation, stating simply that: “We never announced a premiere date and have not yet.”
After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.
The Punisher features a cast that includes Jon Bernthal (Frank Castle), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Ben Barnes (Billy Russo), Jason R Moore (Curtis Hoyle), Michael Nathanson (Sam Stein), Daniel Webber (Lewis Walcott), Amber Rose Revah (Dinah Madani), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Micro), Jaime Ray Newman (Sarah Lieberman), Paul Schulze (Bill Rawlins), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Farah Madani) and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in an as-yet-unrevealed role.