The Punisher is one of the only two Marvel series left standing at Netflix. Iron Fist was the first fall, canceled after its second season. As Iron Fist the most poorly-received Marvel series on Netflix, this didn't surprise some fans.
Luke Cage, on the other hand, was more of a surprise. The series was also canceled after two seasons and Marvel fans started to worry about the future of The Defenders.
Some shrugged it off, assuming that Iron Fist and Luke Cage were being canceled to make way for a Heroes for Hire series featuring both characters. Then Daredevil was canceled after its highly-praised third season. Daredevil was the first Marvel show on Netflix and easily the most popular. For many Marvel fans, Daredevil's cancellation was confirmation that Marvel's time on Netflix was coming to an end.
The third season of Jessica Jones still remains to be released, but many Marvel fans feel the writing is on the wall for both Jessica Jones and The Punisher. With that cancellation cloud hanging overhead, Marvel fans have reacted to today's Punisher reveals with mixed emotions.
Keep reading to see some of the conflicted tweets from Marvel fans.
Are you still excited about the second season of The Punisher on Netflix? Let us know in the comments!
Marvel's The Punisher Season Two arrives on Netflix on January 18th.
We’re going to get a second season of the Punisher on @Netflix before they cancel it along with the other @Marvel shows on their platform. I’m actually really excited for this. #ThePunisher https://t.co/1vTXLIgnij— Ronnie James (@realRonnieJames) January 1, 2019
@Netflix We know you gonna cancel the Punisher. Then you can announce it also like that. Just do it.— Lena #SaveDaredevil (@Lenapanther) January 1, 2019
Why is the punisher still alive?? Didn't marvel cancel all of its netflix shows?— kat love bot (@NlGHTCRVWLER) January 1, 2019
Netflix, after canceling most Marvel shows: Get ready for new seasons of The Punisher & Jessica Jones :)— Hector? (@HectorServin2) January 1, 2019
Me: why? So you can cancel them a week later?
Given Marvel's steady departure from Netflix, this will probably be the final season of The Punisher. And I'm gonna be binging on January 18. https://t.co/LVKoccMOAu— Doctrine Man (@Doctrine_Man) January 1, 2019
Netflix cancels The Punisher. https://t.co/iqzrKEftux— Steve Garczynski (@SteveGarczynski) January 1, 2019