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Eminem Lashes Out At Netflix After Cancelling The Punisher

Eminem Lashes Out At Netflix After Cancelling The Punisher

You may have heard the news the other day that Netflix has decided to pull the plug on The Punisher. That news might not have meant anything to you, but let me tell you, Eminem is pissed about it.

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That's right, it might not seem like the most 'rapper' thing to do, but it turns out that Marshall Mathers loves nothing more than sitting down in front of the telly to watch a couple of episodes of his favourite show, the same as everyone else.

Now, that simple joy has been ripped from him. He went on Twitter to express his disgust at the decision.

Wow, it looks like he really liked that show. Careful, Netflix.

It's not the only popular show that has bitten the dust, either. At the same time, Netflix announced that it is pulling the plug on Jessica Jones.

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The other day, Netflix told LADbible: "Marvel's The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come.

"In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the final season for Marvel's Jessica Jones."

The statement continued: "We are grateful to show runner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and the entire cast and crew, for three incredible seasons of this ground-breaking series, which was recognised by the Peabody Awards among many others. We are grateful to Marvel for five years of our fruitful partnership and thank the passionate fans who have followed these series from the beginning."

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Since the news broke of the cancellations, fans have been threatening to cancel their subscription to the streaming service. One said: "Won't be long before I cancel my @netflix subscription. Getting rid of Daredevil, The Punisher, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage is an absolute joke."

Another added: "Excuse me while I go cancel my subscription to @Netflix for cancelling all the good stuff to keep stupid stuff bring back #ThePunisher for season 3!"

Marvel also commented on the show's end, stating that it was proud of what it had achieved, not just on The Punisher and Jessica Jones, but also Iron Fist and Luke Cage.

The superhero supremos said: "Four separate television series, each with different super-talented showrunners, writers, directors, cast and crew, coming out months apart and then they would meet in a single event series all set in the heart of New York City.

"We called them The Defenders.

"And together we were thrilled by stories of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and even the Punisher joined in!"

'The Defenders'. Credit: Marvel/Netflix
'The Defenders'. Credit: Marvel/Netflix

Marvel continued: "They said it couldn't be done. But Marvel assembled amazing teams to write, produce, direct, edit, and score 13 seasons and 161 one-hour episodes.

"Take a moment and go online and look at the dazzling list of actors, writers, directors, and musicians who graced us with the very best of their craft.

"We loved each and every minute of it.

"And we did it all for you -- the fans -- who cheered for us around the world and made all the hard work worth it."

Well, take it up with Slim Shady, guys.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix/Marvel

Topics: Movies, TV and Film, Celebrity, Music, US Entertainment, Netflix, Hollywood, US

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]