Daredevil star Vincent D'Onofrio expressed interest in playing Lex Luthor in the DC Extended Universe, only to delete his tweet, apparently out of concern it was being taken out of context.
A fan on Twitter asked the Wilson Fisk actor which other Daredevil character he would like to play, if given the opportunity. "I wouldn't," D'Onofrio replied. "I'd jump over to DC and play Lex."
However, when his tweet set off more of a furor than he may have anticipated, D'Onofrio deleted it, and then wrote, "I took down my Lex tweet becuz some folks go overboard. Which is fun. But out of context. Which is also fun I guess. Much like this tweet."
I took down my Lex tweet becuz some folks go overboard. Which is fun. But out of context. Which is also fun I guess. Much like this tweet.— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) November 13, 2018
Many fans on Twitter missed the original tweet and were unsure what D'Onofrio was referring to in his later one, but still had fun speculating.
Now streaming on Netflix, Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3 stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Joanne Whalley as Sister Maggie, Wilson Bethel as Benjamin Poindexter, Jay Ali as Rahul “Ray” Nadeem and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk.