Marvel Studios-Netflix Casts DAREDEVIL's THE KINGPIN
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Marvel Studios has cast Vincent D’Onofrio, he of Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Men in Black fame as Wilson Fisk, aka the Kingpin, in the 2015 13-episode Netflix Daredevil series.
D’Onofrio joins Charlie Cox, previously announced in the series’ lead role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil.
According to Marvel, Fisk is “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 in an announcement “Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero."