MARVEL and Netflix Cast Vincent D’Onofrio as Daredevil’s Kingpin
MARVEL dropped another “Daredevil” update before its 2015 premiere. This time, they found the perfect Kingpin in Vincent D’Onofrio. Want to learn more about his upcoming role? Check out our latest scoop on the upcoming MARVEL-Netflix series, “Daredevil.”
The billion-dollar comic book franchise recently gave another update about the first part of its collaboration with the streaming service Netflix. It was announced that they had tapped TV and film veteran Vincent D’Onofrio to take on the role of Wilson Fisk aka The Kingpin of Crime. The recent casting news was announced by MARVEL’s head of TV Jeph Loeb.
“We’re incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ in such an integral role,” said Loeb in the MARVEL article.
The character was previously portrayed by the late Michael Clarke Duncan in the 2003 film of the same name starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. Onofrio’s character will be a thorn for both Matt Murdock and his alter ego, Daredevil. He lead the heinous organizations in Hell’s Kitchens as the crime lord. Aside from his criminal work, he was also a powerful businessman.
Onofrio’s notable TV and film credits include the roles of Pvt. Leonard ‘Gomer Pyle’ Lawrence in “Full Metal Jacket,” Edgar in “Men in Black” and as a regular cast member of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” He was recently seen in the films “Sinister” in 2012 and “Escape Plan” alongside Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Onofrio is set to star opposite “Boardwalk Empire” star Charlie Cox. MNG previously reported that Cox was tapped to play as the TV version of Daredevil in his superhero role. Both stars will headline MARVEL’s first ever collaboration with Netflix. It will be followed “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage.” The MARVEL and Netflix collaboration will be capped off with a miniseries featuring the “Defenders”, the post-Avengers group.
MARVEL’s “Daredevil” was also founded by its new showrunner in”Spartacus” creator Steven S. DeKnight. DeKnight replaced former showrunner Drew Goddard after the latter left to work on the upcoming “The Sinister Six” movie from the “Spider-Man” franchise.
And that’s it for MARVEL and Netflix’s “Daredevil” update. Check out Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly for more news about MARVEL’s “Daredevil” including your favorite TV series, upcoming movies, and Hollywood celebrities.
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