The Punisher was cancelled this week by Netflix, and while fans were pretty upset, none were really surprised, considering the other Marvel Netflix shows were cancelled as well. It turns out one pretty notable pop culture figure was really upset – and it’s none other than Eminem, who took to Twitter to call out the streaming giant.
REGARDING YOUR CANCELLATION OF THE PUNISHER, YOU ARE BLOWING IT!!
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) February 21, 2019
It didn’t take long for cast members of the show to thank Eminem:
— Amber Rose Revah (@AmberRoseRevah) February 21, 2019
Well now…the real Slim Shady JUST stood up my friends
— Floriana Lima (@florianalima) February 21, 2019
Some also pointed out how Eminem was actually featured in The Punisher comics a while back:
That was your homie. pic.twitter.com/pZQoSQ0a38
— TASK the Ol’ Nerdy Bastard (@UpToTASK) February 21, 2019
Not really pic.twitter.com/0ufyNUBBOd
— 🎅🏼 Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick 🎅🏼 (@NicholasJLevi) February 21, 2019
Although The Punisher has been cancelled by Netflix, it appears as though this and the other cancelled Marvel Netflix shows could re-appear on something like Hulu, who have said they’d be open to reviving the shows. It’s not as though the shows got cancelled because they were poorly received (except for Iron Fist) so it would definitely make sense from a financial standpoint for another streaming company to bring them back. I personally expect to see it happen at some point in the coming years.
Until then, expect Eminem to release a diss track against Netflix very soon. We hope.
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