As America faces a newly rekindled argument about gun control in the wake of last Sunday’s shootings in Las Vegas, Marvel has announced that it’s pulling an appearance from its most gun-friendly anti-hero, The Punisher, from the upcoming New York Comic-Con. This is per Deadline, which reports that Marvel and Netflix have canceled a panel focusing on the upcoming Punisher TV show that was scheduled to run this Saturday at the convention.
“We are stunned and saddened by this week’s senseless act in Las Vegas,” the companies said in a joint statement today. “After careful consideration, Netflix and Marvel have decided it wouldn’t be appropriate for Marvel’s The Punisher”—which stars Jon Bernthal, who first played the gun-toting vigilante in Daredevil season two—“to participate in New York Comic-Con. Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and those affected by this tragedy.”