We already know Charlie Cox will play Daredevil in the upcoming Marvel Studios/Netflix original series of the same name, and now we know who will play the heavy in the series.
Vincent D’Onofrio has been cast to play Wilson Fisk, the businessman with eyes on Hell’s Kitchen. Kingpin’s actions will conflict with lawyer Matt Murdock and his alter ego, Daredevil, the Man Without Fear.
“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 a prepared statement on Marvel’s website. “Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero.”
“Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
This is all exciting news for me, as other Marvel hero properties continue production, it’s the Netflix series I’m most looking forward too.