Marvel's DAREDEVIL — Vincent D'Onofrio Cast as Kingpin
Vincent D'Onofrio has been officially cast as Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. Kingpin, in Marvel's Daredevil Netflix series. D'Onofrio will join Charlie Cox, who has been cast as Matthew Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil. D'Onofrio is a great actor, and looking at his career, he has played a wide range of villains, with notable roles in Full Metal Jacket, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Cell, and Men in Black. He's also pretty busy, with eight projects coming out in the next two years.
In the 2003 Daredevil movie, Fisk was played by the late Michael Clarke Duncan. I was hoping we would see another villain from the Daredevil canon and not a retread of what the movie did. With 13 episodes in the series, I'm guessing Kingpin will be the main, overarching villain.
Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, had this to say about the casting:
"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."
Marvel also released a few more details:
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.
Marvel’s first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus”, “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer”, “Angel”) and Drew Goddard ("Cabin in the Woods," "Lost," "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," in addition to writing the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Daredevil”), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”).