Guess who’s coming to Hell’s Kitchen? TV and movie vet Vincent D’Onofrio will play the villainous Kingpin of Crime, the arch-nemesis of hero Daredevil in the upcoming Marvel/Netflix series of the same name.
As just confirmed by Marvel, D’Onofrio is the first name to join Charlie Cox, who was previously cast as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the first of the Studios’ series to hit the binge-friendly TV provider.
“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 statement to Marvel.com. “Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero.”
The show will be run by Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus”), with the first two episodes written by Drew Goddard (“The Cabin In the Woods”), and produced by Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television.
We’ll have more on the show as it breaks.