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‘The Punisher’ removed from New York Comic Con after Las Vegas mass shooting

After roughly 58 people died and around 500 people were injured from Sunday night’s Las Vegas shooting, Netflix and Marvel decided to not show The Punisher at the New York Comic Con.

The Punisher stars Frank Castle, an anti-hero vigilante that’s out to seek revenge on mobsters by using all the militaristic skills and equipment he possesses.

The companies released a combined statement saying, ““We are stunned and saddened by this week’s senseless act in Las Vegas,” Netflix and Marvel said Thursday. “After careful consideration, Netflix and Marvel have decided it wouldn’t be appropriate for ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ to participate in New York Comic-Con,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

Firearms and gun control are such a sensitive subjects right now that even the White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president wants to focus on “healing and uniting the country.”

The official trailer for The Punisher was released back in September and the full show is expected to release later on in the fall.

Sources: IGN, YouTube (CBS), LA Times

Image: YouTube (Netflix)

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