As we all know Netflix will be airing a new Marvel series; Defenders which will include stand-alone series for Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. After the stand-alone series they will all come together for the Defenders series. Almost like the Avengers movies, since Marvel has such success with that who can blame them for trying it again.
There has been some recent casting news, Vincent D’Onofrio will be joining the Daredevil series as Kingpin.
“D’Onofrio will play Wilson Fisk, 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.”
The studio is very excited about D’Onofrio joining the series:
“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.”
D’Onofrio was cast a few months ago in the new Jurassic Park movie, he’s previous credits include Men in Black, Full Metal Jacket, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He played the villain Edgar in Men in Black and has taken on that role in a few other works. He should make for a good contrast to the hero Daredevil who will be played by Charlie Cox of Boardwalk Empire.
What do you think of the newly casted Kingpin?