Before the Kingpin made life a nightmare for Daredevil, the intimidating crime boss was originally a foe of the amazing Spider-Man. Wilson Fisk, the crime lord also known as the Kingpin, debuted in 1967’s “Amazing Spider-Man” #50, and he spent the first decade of his publication life as one of Spidey’s major foes. It wasn’t until writer/artist Frank Miller took over the “Daredevil” comic in the early ’80s that Fisk set his sights on the Man Without Fear. From that point on, the heavy-hitting villain has most closely been associated with Daredevil.
That’s why Kingpin made his Marvel Cinematic Universe as a part of Netflix/Marvel’s “Daredevil” series, appearing in the show’s first two seasons. But fans that know Kingpin’s Marvel origin story would like to see Vincent D’Onofrio’s mastermind go up against Marvel’s new Spider-Man, Tom Holland. It turns out that D’Onofrio would also like to see that happen.
Oh yes I would. Make it happen dude. https://t.co/MHrGSv4mbL
— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) February 26, 2017
This isn’t the first time that D’Onofrio has spoken about Kingpin and Spider-Man crossing paths. Back in May 2016, D’Onofrio commented on rumors that he would also appear in the film alongside Michael Keaton’s Vulture.
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
— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) May 21, 2016
It’s a year later and D’Onofrio is still up for appearing in the “Spider-Man” film franchise. If D’onofrio does make his way to the movies, it would be a first for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So far, characters only flow in one direction: from the movies to the TV shows. No characters introduced in a Marvel TV show, be it “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” or one of Netflix’s “Defenders” solo series, have yet to make it into a Marvel movie. On the other hand, characters like Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), Sif (Jaimie Alexander), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) and more have appeared on the TV shows after debuting the films.
Whether or not Kingpin will ever make it into the movies remains to be seen. It is clear, though, that D’Onofrio would clearly like it to happen. The future of Kingpin is still unclear, though, as is a release date for a third season of “Daredevil.” D’Onofrio isn’t among the sprawling cast for Netflix’s upcoming “Defenders” team-up mini-series. It’s always possible that the character will return when “Daredevil” comes back for a third season, but there are plenty of Netflix series to get through (“Iron Fist,” “Defenders” and “Punisher”) before Marvel gives that series a release date.
Directed by Jon Watts (“Clown”), written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (“Vacation”) and starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Donald Glover and many, many others, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.
(via Screen Rant)
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