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Vincent D'Onofrio Is Daredevil's New Kingpin
He's set for the Marvel/Netflix series

10 June 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Marvel

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While most of the recent news about the Marvel / Netflix Daredevil series has been focused on show-runner Drew Goddard dropping out and Steven S. DeKnight stepping into his shoes, we have at least learned that Charlie Cox will be playing Matt Murdock in the show. Now we have an idea who one of his main opponents will be with the news that Vincent D’Onofrio has signed on to be The Kingpin.

Also known as Wilson Fisk, the moneybags troublemaker is probably the best-known adversary for the Man Without Fear, and a natural choice for the show since he doesn’t require expensive effects to bring to life.

“We’re incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining Marvel’s Daredevil in such an integral role,” says Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television in a statement. “Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero." He was most famously played on screen by Michael Clarke Duncan in the 2003 take on the superhero.

Fisk’s interest in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen brings him into conflict with the crusading lawyer, and we’d expect Marvel to keep him around for potential future use.

D’Onofrio, meanwhile, is a veteran of films such as Men In Black, Full Metal Jacket and JFK, and was last seen in Escape Plan. He’ll next crop up in comedy drama The Judge alongside Robert Downey Jr. and will be another businessman in Jurassic World, which arrives here on June 12 next year.


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RE: Lost a good Kingpin in John Candy
L: colinnaraine I know this might sound weird but hear me out! You must checkout John Candy in JFK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PSXQJ9jujk. I thought 'wow' he's perfect. Imagine him as the Kingpin with Jason Statham as Daredevil. You do know John Candy is dead More

Posted by musht at 23:57 on 11 June 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Vincent D'Onofrio Is Daredevil's New Kingpin
"What's your major malfunction, numb nuts?" More

Posted by chris kilby at 22:02 on 11 June 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Vincent D'Onofrio Is Daredevil's New Kingpin
Well he's a terrific, menacing actor so that's a plus in my book. More

Posted by UTB at 12:05 on 11 June 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Vincent D'Onofrio Is Daredevil's New Kingpin
L: Osric Great choice. These fanboys complaining that they haven't cast someone with an impossible physique are ridiculous. Sooo.... what about the guys who've variously played The Mountain in Game of Thrones? Or for that matter, Micheal Clarke Duncan's portrayal? More

Posted by GrizBe at 11:17 on 11 June 2014 | Report This Post

PERFECT CHOICE
They've chosen very, very well. More

Posted by carpentersson at 09:21 on 11 June 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Vincent D'Onofrio Is Daredevil's New Kingpin
Great choice. These fanboys complaining that they haven't cast someone with an impossible physique are ridiculous. More

Posted by Osric at 08:42 on 11 June 2014 | Report This Post

Lost a good Kingpin in John Candy
I know this might sound weird but hear me out! You must checkout John Candy in JFK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PSXQJ9jujk. I thought 'wow' he's perfect. Imagine him as the Kingpin with Jason Statham as Daredevil. More

Posted by colinnaraine at 23:32 on 10 June 2014 | Report This Post

Unless he bulks up... a lot... its a bad choice. Even as 'Private Pyle' he would have been too skinny an actor to pull off a good Kingpin. He's just not got the weight, or the muscle mass. More

Posted by GrizBe at 20:55 on 10 June 2014 | Report This Post

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