TV News: Marvel's DAREDEVIL Has Found Its Kingpin

Written by Andrew Pollard Wednesday, 11 June 2014

TV News

With Charlie Cox now on board as Matt Murdock, Marvel’s Netflix-exclusive DAREDEVIL has found its Kingpin. Step forward, Vincent D’Onofrio.

Marvel confirmed the news of D’Onofrio’s addition as Wilson Fisk then described this version of the character 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.”

Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, added, “We’re incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining Marvel’s DAREDEVIL in such an integral role. Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero.”

D’Onofrio is likely best known to most audiences for his turn as the unhinged Pvt. Pyle in 1987’s FULL METAL JACKET, and he's been recently cast in Colin Trevorrow's JURASSIC WORLD. As for Fisk, he was played by Michael Clarke Duncan in the actually-rather-good DAREDEVIL (yes, we said it) back in 2003.

The official synopsis for the DAREDEVIL show reads:

Marvel’s DAREDEVIL follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.

DAREDEVIL is the first of several Netflix-exclusive Marvel shows, the Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones all getting their own solo shows, with the four shows culminating in a Defenders mini-series.

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