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Vincent D’Onofrio Cast as Kingpin in Marvel's 'Daredevil' Netflix Series

With Charlie Cox in place as the titular hero in Marvel's Daredevil Netflix series, the studio has locked in the man who will face off against the Man Without Fear. Marvel announced on Tuesday that Vincent D'Onofrio will play Wilson Fisk in the series.

Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that acclaimed actor Vincent D’Onofrio has joined “Marvel’s Daredevil,” an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015. Best known for his critically-lauded work in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Men in Black, “Full Metal Jacket” and “Homicide,”  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.

D’Onofrio joins Charlie Cox, previously announced as Matt Murdock, in the exciting cast of “Marvel’s 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."

D'Onofrio will be the second person to play Fisk, following the late Michael Clarke Duncan's portrayal of the character in the infamous Ben Affleck Daredevil movie.

Interestingly enough, Marvel's press release never refers to Fisk as the Kingpin. I wonder if they're trying to do what Fox is doing with Gotham, referring to its villains by their real names instead of their pseudonyms.
Vincent D’Onofrio Cast as Kingpin in Marvel's 'Daredevil' Netflix Series Reviewed by Bill Kuchman on 6/10/2014 Rating: 5

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