Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ with Vincent D’Onofrio Channeling His Kingpin Through Frank Miller

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ with Vincent D’Onofrio Channeling His Kingpin Through Frank Miller

Marvel sure is making waves in theaters near you as they released “Captain America: The Winter Solider” earlier this year and “Guardians of the Galaxy” just recently. This time around, their making plans in extending their waves to smaller screens with “Daredevil,” and they have Vincent D’Onofrio to play the iconic villain Kingpin.

Usually, once an actor plays a huge role in a particular TV series, they would often bow out when they are offered another huge role for another serial project. Vincent D’Onofrio does the opposite as he accepted the main villain role for the Marvel and Netflix partnership in the recreation of “Daredevil.” The actor was cast as one of the two lead roles for the show “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” that ran for about 10 seasons and that would often signal an end in a TV actor’s career in the small screen, but not for Mr. D’Onofrio when he took on the role to be Kingpin.


In the recent interview conducted by Men’s Journal featured in Comic Book Movie, he finally shares a glimpse of the experiences he’s had with regards to his acceptance to the role and taking part in the ongoing production.

“Filming has been great. I can’t really talk about specifics. Really. But I can tell you it’s all working. It’s all gritty. Everything is really impressive. They seem to know what they’re doing over at Marvel. I think ever since Downey and [Jon] Favreau did Iron Man and proved that comic book movies could be really cool they’ve just embraced that and taken it to the next level. They keep knocking it out of the park. This Netflix series that we’re filming right now, it’s going to be so amazing to watch. We’re doing these incredible, iconic scenes every single day. I have the best character; I play one of the best characters I’ve read in a long time. I haven’t had this much fun with a role for many years,” elaborated D’Onofrio as published on Comic Book Movie.

For those who are not entirely familiar with his role in “Daredevil” as Kingpin, William Fisk is the real name of the character who bears the alter name. He is basically a very eponymous and powerful businessman who has great inclinations for Hell’s Kitchen, and this, in turn, becomes his bridge for conflict against the visually impaired attorney Matt Murdock, who happens to be Daredevil himself.

The six-foot-four actor is very much excited in playing the role for the Marvel TV serial, and this brought him to channel the ancient prowess of Frank Miller who serves as his inspiration for the highly acclaimed role.

In addition to such excitement, there was even a mention of a possible crossover between Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark and his William Fisk, granting that the two actors have come into such pleasurable turns since their working relationship for the film “The Judge.” The actor simply stated that the notion is not entirely impossible. As a matter of fact, he even highlighted that the beginning of this TV series will kick start numerous crossovers in the Marvel Universe. Could it really be possible that both will collide? What do you think? Post your opinion below.

That concludes our scoop for Netflix’s collaboration with Marvel and Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin. Continue to visit Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates in the entertainment central.

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