When Marvel’s Daredevil debut on Netflix a few years back, the gritty series quickly became one of the studio’s most lauded projects. The show saw lawyer Matthew Murdock suit up as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, and viewers watched as he went head-to-head with Wilson Fisk. Vincent D’Onofrio embodied everything that is Kingpin for the role, and fans cannot get enough of the layered villain. For some, the baddie is big enough to warrant his own spin-off series, and now D’Onofrio has taken the time to comment on whether he’d reprise Wilson Fisk for a standalone.
On Twitter, D’Onofrio answered a fan’s tweet who said they would love to see Kingpin get his own series. The actor responded, writing, “Tell that to Marvel[.] I’m around.”
Of course, the actor’s response should not surprise to many fans. D’Onofrio has repeatedly said he would love to dig deeper into Kingpin’s past, and a standalone series would be the perfect place to do just that. Some fans had hoped D’Onofrio would get the chance to investigate Kingpin in the upcoming Defenders miniseries, but the actor shot down the possibility on Twitter.
When a fan asked if Kingpin would star in Defenders, the actor said, “No chance.” Some very optimistic fans were hopeful the villain may even cameo in Spider-Man: Homecoming since the comic character did originate as an enemy of Peter Parker’s. Unsurprisingly, D’Onofrio said there was no way his character would cameo in the feature film. When asked why he didn’t think Kingpin was suited for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, D’Onofrio had this to say:
“Seems to be so many characters in the film uni[verse] to service. The films are already jam packed.”
Still, there is a chance the villain may appear in Season 3 of Daredevil. Marvel Television confirmed the series would get another installment, and fans believe the baddie may make a comeback given his surprise appearance in Season 2. When asked about his possible involvement, D’Onofrio played coy and asked, “Who sys I’m in Season 3?”
Even if he doesn’t reappear, D’Onofrio says he is still backing Daredevil and the Marvel Cinematic Universe all the way. “Daredevil is great,” he told fans. “It started a new way of watching super hero stories. Everything that follows is because of DD I believe.”
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A third season of the hit Netflix show is currently planned but has yet to be scheduled. It makes sense, as the current Netflix slate consists of Luke Cage,followed by Iron Fist and then Defenders. Somewhere in that mix is also a Punisher series, but that has yet to be dated.