Vincent D’Onofrio Joins Daredevil as Kingpin

Marvel has so many projects going on all at once it can be hard to keep track of them all. In addition to their blockbuster films and their shows on ABC, Marvel also has several Netflix shows in production, with the first one, Daredevil, due to premiere in 2015. Charlie Cox was recently confirmed to play the hero and title character, but what’s a hero without a villain? Well, good news: Vincent D’Onofrio will be joining the series as Kingpin.

Vincent D'OnofrioHere’s what Marvel had to say:

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.

“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.”

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