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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Frank Castle not appearing at New York Comic-Con after recent events   ( hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2017-10-05 09:49:31 AM  
So The Punisher is a pussy now. Ok.
 
2017-10-05 10:28:18 AM  
This isn't something to get all up in arms about.

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2017-10-05 10:31:27 AM  
Al shows/movies with guns in them cannot appear at Comic Con now.
Oh wait, that's all the shows and movies.
 
2017-10-05 10:56:37 AM  
Wouldn't the Punisher make a villain out of people like that? Rather than run and hide?
 
2017-10-05 11:01:49 AM  

HydroMonkey: Wouldn't the Punisher make a villain out of people like that? Rather than run and hide?


Thank you - that's what I was thinking. I know Castle is more of an anti-hero but I thought his entire gig was, you know, punishing dicks like Paddock, not emulating them.

I mean, I could understand if they modified the intro they ran with at the con- maybe not so much gunfire as mentioned in the article, but seriously, censoring the crap out of stuff following 9/11 didn't significantly help anyone's healing.
 
2017-10-05 11:03:09 AM  
He's a guy that brandishes a farkload of weapons and kills people rather than see them face the justice system.

He's the Murican dream!
 
2017-10-05 11:10:26 AM  
Vigilante murder just isn't as entertaining as it used to be.
 
2017-10-05 11:21:37 AM  
If we're postponing The Punisher until the appropriate amount of time after a mass shooting, then I expect it to come out promptly after Rick and Morty season 12.
 
2017-10-05 11:26:09 AM  

AnotherBluesStringer: If we're postponing The Punisher until the appropriate amount of time after a mass shooting, then I expect it to come out promptly after Rick and Morty season 12.


Mass Killing is only entertaining if done accompanied to Bell Biv Devoe
 
2017-10-05 11:29:48 AM  

paulleah: AnotherBluesStringer: If we're postponing The Punisher until the appropriate amount of time after a mass shooting, then I expect it to come out promptly after Rick and Morty season 12.

Mass Killing is only entertaining if done accompanied to Bell Biv Devoe


Or William Dafoe
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2017-10-05 11:30:10 AM  
Well, shoot.
 
2017-10-05 11:35:51 AM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: HydroMonkey: Wouldn't the Punisher make a villain out of people like that? Rather than run and hide?

Thank you - that's what I was thinking. I know Castle is more of an anti-hero but I thought his entire gig was, you know, punishing dicks like Paddock, not emulating them.

I mean, I could understand if they modified the intro they ran with at the con- maybe not so much gunfire as mentioned in the article, but seriously, censoring the crap out of stuff following 9/11 didn't significantly help anyone's healing.


I know I was totally devastated when Spider-Man webbed that helicopter between the Twin Towers. If that made it in to the final movie I think my head would have exploded.
 
2017-10-05 11:45:55 AM  

HydroMonkey: xxBirdMadGirlxx: HydroMonkey: Wouldn't the Punisher make a villain out of people like that? Rather than run and hide?

Thank you - that's what I was thinking. I know Castle is more of an anti-hero but I thought his entire gig was, you know, punishing dicks like Paddock, not emulating them.

I mean, I could understand if they modified the intro they ran with at the con- maybe not so much gunfire as mentioned in the article, but seriously, censoring the crap out of stuff following 9/11 didn't significantly help anyone's healing.

I know I was totally devastated when Spider-Man webbed that helicopter between the Twin Towers. If that made it in to the final movie I think my head would have exploded.

I get traumatized when seeing the Twin Towers still present, though badly damaged from the elements, when David is woken up by the advanced AIs after 2,000 years underwater to a global-warming-flooded Manhattan after mankind has presumably gone extinct in A.I.: Artificial Intelligence.

IIRC, that movie hit the theaters the summer before 9/11. The Towers were supposed to last two millennia, and barely made it two months.
 
2017-10-05 11:49:33 AM  
I'll bet the Bruce Willis "Death Wish" gets pulled from the November release.
 
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2017-10-05 11:53:58 AM  
Christopher McDonald cancelling all future interviews as well.

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2017-10-05 11:57:18 AM  

George_Spelvin: He's a guy that brandishes a farkload of weapons and kills people rather than see them face the justice system.

He's the Murican dream!


And he never should have been part of the same universe as Spider-Man and his amazing friends. Not saying he's not an interesting character or hasn't produced some good stories, especially those aimed squarely at adults. But it's hard to show him in action without glorifying firearms and it's no coincidence so many GUN NUTS(and one in particular) have adopted his logo. Never should have been marketed to adolescent boys as anything but a villain.

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2017-10-05 12:09:18 PM  
Bojack Horseman season 4 had some astute observations on the matter of Hollywood and gun violence.

At the same time, I don't think the Punisher deserves a full TV series anyway. He shoots guns and blows shiat up, just like everybody else in an action property. At best, he's a foil for more interesting characters. But given the level of reality denial all the 2nd Amendment-fellating NRA types have already, I don't think we need to be giving them any more masturbation material.

/Instead, lets bring back swords or whips
//or paddles
///sexy, sexy paddles.
 
2017-10-05 12:15:50 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: George_Spelvin: He's a guy that brandishes a farkload of weapons and kills people rather than see them face the justice system.

He's the Murican dream!

And he never should have been part of the same universe as Spider-Man and his amazing friends. Not saying he's not an interesting character or hasn't produced some good stories, especially those aimed squarely at adults. But it's hard to show him in action without glorifying firearms and it's no coincidence so many GUN NUTS(and one in particular) have adopted his logo. Never should have been marketed to adolescent boys as anything but a villain.

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Punisher was my favorite as a kid, and I owned every comic up through about 1995. I did not turn out to be a gun nut nor a vigilante. I do worship satan thanks to all of the D&D I played and the Iron Maiden I listened to in the same period, but that's totally different.
 
2017-10-05 12:38:39 PM  
Jay Bernthal showing up - no biggie
Jay Bernthal showing up in full costume with guns - might be too soon given current climate
Jay Bernthal showing up in full costume to discuss needed changes in American culture and laws with regard to firearms - possibly epic?
 
2017-10-05 12:49:51 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: And he never should have been part of the same universe as Spider-Man and his amazing friends. Not saying he's not an interesting character or hasn't produced some good stories, especially those aimed squarely at adults. But it's hard to show him in action without glorifying firearms and it's no coincidence so many GUN NUTS(and one in particular) have adopted his logo. Never should have been marketed to adolescent boys as anything but a villain.


you know that's pretty much exactly how he's marketed, right? He's constantly on the run from the law, and from the bad guy, he's not really considered a hero so much as an unpleasant psychopath. He doesn't get invited to the superhero parties, and real heroes generally only tolerate his presence in the most dire of circumstances.
Ol' Frank is a cautionary tale at best and he warns people not to do what he does.
 
2017-10-05 12:55:40 PM  

ThatGuyOverThere: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: And he never should have been part of the same universe as Spider-Man and his amazing friends. Not saying he's not an interesting character or hasn't produced some good stories, especially those aimed squarely at adults. But it's hard to show him in action without glorifying firearms and it's no coincidence so many GUN NUTS(and one in particular) have adopted his logo. Never should have been marketed to adolescent boys as anything but a villain.

you know that's pretty much exactly how he's marketed, right? He's constantly on the run from the law, and from the bad guy, he's not really considered a hero so much as an unpleasant psychopath. He doesn't get invited to the superhero parties, and real heroes generally only tolerate his presence in the most dire of circumstances.
Ol' Frank is a cautionary tale at best and he warns people not to do what he does.


Captain America gave him a pretty savage beat down one time
 
2017-10-05 12:57:34 PM  
BoJack Horseman Thoughts & Prayers
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2017-10-05 01:05:14 PM  
I remember a couple of years back when they proposed a Punisher series that was going to air on network TV.  Frank was going to be a cop by day, who killed criminals at night.  Dodged a bullet with that one.

/pun totally intended
 
2017-10-05 01:09:06 PM  
No problem. They were able to find a replacement.

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2017-10-05 01:17:42 PM  
Frank Castle served in the US military!  Why does the USCC hate American service men!

See how farking stupid that sounds?  Looking at you, right wingers.
 
2017-10-05 01:43:50 PM  
Cops have shirts and gear with their already bad enough black and white flag thin blue line rubbish with a punisher mask. fark the punisher.
 
2017-10-05 03:17:03 PM  
Jeez, we're a country of coonts..
 
2017-10-05 03:29:13 PM  
I've never understood why it's ok to have violent entertainment, then it isn't for a while when something bad makes the news, then after a few days it becomes ok again.  It just seems hypocritical to me for it to be ok last week, and ok in a couple weeks or a month, but not now.
 
2017-10-05 03:52:44 PM  
Thomas Jane >>>>>>> Jon Bernthal.
 
2017-10-05 04:01:08 PM  

HydroMonkey: Wouldn't the Punisher make a villain out of people like that? Rather than run and hide?


His origin was that his family was gunned down in the park by gun toting maniacs.

So... yeah, The Punisher would be an enemy to random nutter shooters.

Of course, he deals with that by becoming a nutjob shooter, so... lot of mixed messages there.
 
2017-10-05 04:56:10 PM  

ElectricPeterTork: So... yeah, The Punisher would be an enemy to random nutter shooters.
Of course, he deals with that by becoming a nutjob shooter, so... lot of mixed messages there.

That's kind of the point of the punisher.

Smackledorfer: Cops have shirts and gear with their already bad enough black and white flag thin blue line rubbish with a punisher mask. fark the punisher.

How about fark the police that don't know what they're doing? You really can't blame a comic character that's been doing fine for 40 years on account of something cops started stupidly doing ~2 years ago.
 
2017-10-05 05:37:11 PM  

Tsar_Bomba1: I'll bet the Bruce Willis "Death Wish" gets pulled from the November release.


Doubtful. 1. How many people are really looking forward to another Death Wish remake? and 2. Studios didn't even delay Die Hard 3 from coming out a month after the Oklahoma City Bombings.
They're putting it out so they can get it on digital and streaming as fast as possible.
 
2017-10-05 05:39:20 PM  

Wile_E_Canuck: I've never understood why it's ok to have violent entertainment, then it isn't for a while when something bad makes the news, then after a few days it becomes ok again.  It just seems hypocritical to me for it to be ok last week, and ok in a couple weeks or a month, but not now.


I don't think it's that strange. As an example: black humor about cancer is generally acceptable, but it would probably be inappropriate when talking to someone who just found out their mother is dying of it. In the same way, depictions of violence in media are inevitable, but sometimes other events make them inappropriate.
 
2017-10-05 05:53:26 PM  
Are they talking about the Vegas guy? He wasn't a vigilante. Country music sucks but it's not a crime. This guy was just a nutcase with a bunch of guns and explosives. What does that have to do with The Punisher?

People get really weird when shiat like this happens. They're probably going to scan every piece of luggage at that hotel, people are going to cancel their reservations, like it's going to happen again.
 
2017-10-05 05:59:03 PM  

Mugato: This guy was just a nutcase with a bunch of guns and explosives. What does that have to do with The Punisher?


Funny'd  :)
 
2017-10-05 06:16:17 PM  

ThatGuyOverThere: ElectricPeterTork: So... yeah, The Punisher would be an enemy to random nutter shooters.
Of course, he deals with that by becoming a nutjob shooter, so... lot of mixed messages there.
That's kind of the point of the punisher.

Smackledorfer: Cops have shirts and gear with their already bad enough black and white flag thin blue line rubbish with a punisher mask. fark the punisher.
How about fark the police that don't know what they're doing? You really can't blame a comic character that's been doing fine for 40 years on account of something cops started stupidly doing ~2 years ago.


No, I don't dislike the punisher as a character because of cops. Many here have me farkied as a bootlicker.

But I don't think he is a hero, or even rising to anti-hero. I just really hate the thin blue line punisher shirts.
 
2017-10-05 06:18:04 PM  

skyotter: Mugato: This guy was just a nutcase with a bunch of guns and explosives. What does that have to do with The Punisher?

Funny'd  :)


Well I was half joking but The Punisher doesn't randomly shoot up crowds of innocent people. I don't see how one thing has to do with the other.
 
2017-10-05 06:18:39 PM  
And I should add I enjoyed Daredevil with him, and his Spiderman cameos. I have no issue with his character showing up at a con. But far too many people like him not like I like the kingpin, but like a hero. Go to right wing websites and watch as they gush over him. Disgusting.

/Don't get me started on people who wanted Walter white to live.
 
2017-10-05 06:29:44 PM  

vwarb: Wile_E_Canuck: I've never understood why it's ok to have violent entertainment, then it isn't for a while when something bad makes the news, then after a few days it becomes ok again.  It just seems hypocritical to me for it to be ok last week, and ok in a couple weeks or a month, but not now.

I don't think it's that strange. As an example: black humor about cancer is generally acceptable, but it would probably be inappropriate when talking to someone who just found out their mother is dying of it. In the same way, depictions of violence in media are inevitable, but sometimes other events make them inappropriate.


From what I've seen, the guy that's got a mother dying/dead of cancer doesn't appreciate that black humor from that point forward, unless they've got the kind of sense of humor that also would find it funny at the time.
 
2017-10-05 06:32:04 PM  

Wile_E_Canuck: I've never understood why it's ok to have violent entertainment, then it isn't for a while when something bad makes the news, then after a few days it becomes ok again.  It just seems hypocritical to me for it to be ok last week, and ok in a couple weeks or a month, but not now.


Sympathetic magic
 
2017-10-05 08:39:36 PM  

Mugato: So The Punisher is a pussy now. Ok.


Evidently
 
2017-10-05 10:57:36 PM  

HydroMonkey: xxBirdMadGirlxx: HydroMonkey: Wouldn't the Punisher make a villain out of people like that? Rather than run and hide?

Thank you - that's what I was thinking. I know Castle is more of an anti-hero but I thought his entire gig was, you know, punishing dicks like Paddock, not emulating them.

I mean, I could understand if they modified the intro they ran with at the con- maybe not so much gunfire as mentioned in the article, but seriously, censoring the crap out of stuff following 9/11 didn't significantly help anyone's healing.

I know I was totally devastated when Spider-Man webbed that helicopter between the Twin Towers. If that made it in to the final movie I think my head would have exploded.


That trailer was one of the first thing I doenloaded.
 
2017-10-06 03:24:33 AM  
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2017-10-06 03:53:14 AM  
59 people are murdered by guns over a period of two days, just like normal in America: Meh, who cares about the delicate feelings of the survivors and relatives?  Bring. The. Violence.  FARK YEAH!

59 people are killed at once: OH NOES!!!! WE MUST PRETEND TO GIVE A FARK!  HIDE THE GUNS!  HIDE THE GUUUUUUNS!
 
2017-10-06 10:22:07 AM  
When will this circle jerk of an argument ever end?
 
2017-10-06 12:12:41 PM  

Mugato: When will this circle jerk of an argument ever end?


It does go on and on my friend.  Some people started arguing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue arguing it forever just because...
 
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