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Published On: Wed, Jun 11th, 2014

Vincent D’Onofrio cast as Kingpin in ‘Daredevil’ series bringing ‘gravitas’ to show

Kingpin photo Marvel ComicsMarvel has made another big move by casting Vincent D’Onofrio as the Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, for their upcoming Daredevil TV series on Netflix.

The official description of the Wilson Fisk character posted in a statement on Marvel.com is  “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.” 

“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 Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero.”

Matt Murdock/Daredevil will be played by Charlie Cox of Boardwalk Empire. More on that casting HERE

D’Onofrio starred on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and brings an intense presence to the show, even though that may not be the physical presence of the character in the comic books. Fisk was previously portrayed by the late Michael Clarke Duncan in the 2003 Daredevil movie (see the photo below).

Daredevil will air exclusively on Netflix in 2015, and is first of five Netflix series which will also include Jessica JonesLuke CageIron Fist, and The Defenders.

More stories on Daredevil here on the The Dispatch – click HERE

Michael Clarke Duncan as Kingpin in "Daredevil" photo/20th Century Fox

Michael Clarke Duncan as Kingpin in “Daredevil” photo/20th Century Fox

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