The Punisher actor Jon Bernthal as well as his fellow castmates from the Netflix show responded to Eminem calling out Netflix.
Many weren’t shocked that The Punisher and Jessica Jones were canned by Netflix after the surprise cancellation of Daredevil after season three. It felt expected for many fans. But that didn’t stop one very famous fan, Eminem, from calling out Netflix for dropping the show.
REGARDING YOUR CANCELLATION OF THE PUNISHER, YOU ARE BLOWING IT!!
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) February 21, 2019
Eminem isn’t a stranger to comic book related media. Last year he released a single for Sony’s Venom. The rapper even teamed up with the Punisher after the release of his 2009 album Relapse. In a one-shot comic Eminem/Punisher: Kill You from writer Fred Van Lente and artist Salvador LaRocca, the Punisher shows up and systematically takes out all of Eminem’s crew following a concert. The comic has a number of twist and turns with the Punisher and Eminem teaming up and going after each other.
The show’s star Jon Bernthal responded to the rapper’s Tweet by expressing how honored he was that he watched the show. Calling him “the king“:
Dear Em. Honored you watch brother. 💀. You are the King. https://t.co/vcZcEoUF57
— Jon Bernthal (@jonnybernthal) February 22, 2019
Amber Rose Revah, who played Agent Dinah Madani, responded to the tweet as well. She went on to compare the fact the rapper watched her show to the feeling one has when they have their first child.
— Amber Rose Revah (@AmberRoseRevah) February 21, 2019
Floriana Lima also chimed to Marshall Mathers’s Tweet. Saying that the “real Slim Shady” stood up. Its a reference to his hit 2000 song The Real Slim Shady from the album The Marshall Mathers LP.
Well now…the real Slim Shady JUST stood up my friends
— Floriana Lima (@florianalima) February 21, 2019
Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb hinted that these Marvel TV shows might find a new home in the future with many thinking they could end up on Hulu or Disney+.
Marvel and Disney have been pretty tight-lipped about what they have planned for Disney+. They did announce there will be a Disney+ show focused on Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. However, this show would be run by Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios, not Loeb and Marvel TV. It’s more than likely the Netflix universe will not be on Disney+ given they seem to be focused on creating in-universe Marvel Cinematic Universe content.
In fact, the Netflix characters might be on a bit of hiatus as a number of actors on the shows have detailed rumors that there is a deal between Marvel and Netflix barring the characters being used up to two years after being cancelled.
However, Disney+ Executive Kevin Mayer hinted that the shows might show up on Disney+. Mayer stated, “They are very high-quality shows. We haven’t yet discussed that, but I would say that’s a possibility.”
What do you make of Bernthal and the Punisher’s casts’ responses to Eminem calling out Netflix?