Friday was a big day for “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the first solo Spidey film following the character’s integration into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film snagged actor Michael Keaton for a major role in the film, a role that’s rumored to be the villainous vulture. “Spider-Man” director Jon Watts took to Twitter to celebrate the closing of Keaton’s deal:
– Jon Watts (@jnwtts) May 20, 2016
But that’s not the only “Homecoming” action that took place on Twitter over the weekend. Speculation emerged that “Daredevil” villain Kingpin might also appear in the film, which caused actor Vincent D’Onofrio to weigh in.
Sorry folks but this is news to me.
It would be great but I don’t think it will happen. V. https://t.co/GrVwbUYsqX
– Vincent D’Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) May 20, 2016
A Kingpin appearance in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” would be a surprise, as characters introduced in Marvel’s TV shows have yet to appear in a movie; the opposite is true, with characters ranging from Peggy Carter to Lady Sif and Nicholas Fury all jumping from the big to small screen. If D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk were to appear in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” it would be a first.
The actor later commented on the buzz, saying that while he doesn’t think it will happen, he thinks it would “be great” and fans should tell Marvel what they think.
– Vincent D’Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) May 21, 2016
While Kingpin has become Daredevil’s archenemy in the comics and on the Netflix series, the villain actually started out as a Spider-Man bad guy. The character debuted in 1967’s “Amazing Spider-Man” #50. He remained a member of Spidey’s rogue’s gallery until he first crossed paths with Daredevil in 1981.
Directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya and more, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” opens on July 7, 2017.
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