Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ TV Series Adds Vincent D’Onofrio as The Kingpin!
It took forever for Marvel’s forthcoming Netflix ‘Daredevil‘ series to reveal that ‘Boardwalk Empire‘ star Charlie Cox would take the titular role of Matt Murdock, The Man Without Fear, but with the biggest casting out of the way, the new series is adding even more weight to the ensemble. Vincent D’Onofrio has officially joined as our new Wilson Fisk, better known as frequent ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Spider-Man’ antagonist The Kingpin.
According to the new announcement from Marvel, D’Onofrio’s Kingpin will emerge as “a powerful businessman whose interests in the future of Hell’s Kitchen will bring him into conflict with the blind attorney Matt Murdock and his alter ego Daredevil.” The role had previously been brought to life by the late Michael Clarke Duncan in the 2003 film adaptation of ‘Daredevil,’ and ‘Indiana Jones‘ vet John Rhys-Davies in the made-for-TV movie ‘The Trial of the Incredible Hulk.’
Apart from taking place in the same cinematic universe as ‘The Avengers‘ and ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,’ we know that each Marvel Netflix series will shoot 13 episodes, culminating in an eight-episode team-up with ‘The Defenders’ miniseries and bringing the total to 60 episodes (to start). Drew Goddard, though he was replaced as showrunner by Steven S. DeKnight, will remain a consultant, while Melissa Rosenberg remains attached to ‘Jessica Jones.’ That leaves ‘Iron Fist’ and ‘Luke Cage’ without any major names confirmed, for the moment.
We’ll likely hear even more ‘Daredevil’ casting in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, what do you think? Is Vincent D’Onofrio a big enough star to fill out the broad frame of The Kingpin? Give us your casting picks for Marvel’s Netflix ‘Daredevil’ in the comments!