Netflix’s DAREDEVIL Series Casts Its KINGPIN

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kingpinHere’s some news that should excite Daredevil fans- the upcoming Netflix series has cast its villain. Marvel.Com is reporting that Law & Order: Criminal Intent star Vincent D’Onofrio has been tapped to play Wilson Fisk opposite Charlie Cox‘s Man Without Fear, Matt Murdock aka Daredevil. Besides Bullseye, Kingpin is one of Daredevil‘s most notorious foes. The addition of the Kingpin of Crime promises big things are in store for the 13 episode series.

The site describes Fisk as “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.” With the two biggest roles now filled, work is really gearing up for filming to begin next month with the premiere taking place sometime in 2015.

D’Onofrio is an interesting choice to bring the villainous Mr. Fisk to the small screen, but he certainly has the gravitas and presence required for such an iconic character. Jeph Loeb agrees, saying “We’re incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ in such an integral role. Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero.“The actor will have some very big shoes to fill considering Michael Clarke Duncan stole the show as the villain in the Daredevil movie. While Duncan‘s Kingpin changed things up from the comics, it was generally well received and one of the highlights of the otherwise disappointing film. We’ll just have to wait and see if D’Onofrio wears the white jacket and carries the diamond tipped cane like we’re used to seeing in the cartoons and comics. What do you think about the casting?

Marvel’s Daredevil follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
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Source : Marvel.Com