Despite not coming directly from Marvel Studios, Netflix’s Daredevil has long proven to be among the most beloved and highly regarded entries in Marvel lore. Between the writing, acting, and story, there are many factors that led to the success of the mature series, but among the biggest reasons was Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, the big-bad crime boss of the Marvel world.
Ever since the popular series was canceled amid the shutdown of Marvel TV, fans have been eager to see Daredevil and Kingpin return to the MCU. Fortunately, those wishes were granted last year as Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock popped up in Spider-Man: No Way Home, and D’Onofrio’s Kingpin was revealed to be the big bad of Hawkeye in the same week.
Kingpin Will Return Soon to MCU?
Wilson Fisk proved to be the silent leader behind the Tracksuit Mafia, the boss of Alaqua Cox’s Maya Lopez, and the one to have ordered her father’s killing. As such, Hawkeye ended with Lopez appearing to make an attempt on Kingpin’s life, setting the stage for her own Disney+ spin-off: Echo.
The upcoming series just recently began production in April, and both Daredevil and Kingpin have been reported to be returning, marking the first reunion of Cox and D’Onofrio under Marvel Studios. Now, amid rumors of his imminent Marvel return, the crime boss actor has taken to the gym to get into Kingpin shape.
In a recent post on Twitter, Marvel’s Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, actor Vincent D’Onofrio shared a picture in the gym amid rumors he will reprise his Daredevil and Hawkeye role in Disney+’s Echo. Alongside the mirror selfie, D’Onofrio pointed out his age saying: “63 but who’s counting #NoFearNoGreedNoEnvy.”
D’Onofrio has previously been reported to return as Kingpin alongside Charlie Cox’s Daredevil in Echo, which began filming in April. The Kingpin actor can be seen sporting a beard in the picture, something that D’Onofrio often has, except when he’s playing his Marvel character, indicating he has either wrapped on Echo or has yet to begin filming.
With Daredevil reportedly set for a revival at Disney+, the future looks bright for both Wilson Fisk and Matt Murdock in the MCU. But before then, Charlie Cox’s blind hero has been rumored to make his next appearance in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, which will premiere on August 17.