Written By Edwin Francisco
Daredevil villain Kingpin is in development for his own MCU series on Disney Plus.
According to a new report, this’ll be a soft MCU reboot.
The Kingpin is among Marvel Comics’ most prominent foes.
He is obviously large and strong (not to mention his intelligence); thus, he creates fear and is very dangerous.
In fact, IGN declared him among the all-time top bad guys.
Although the Kingpin debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man No. 50, he became a Daredevil villain.
In the ’80s, writer/artist Frank Miller brought the Kingpin in Daredevil’s life.
As a result, he was Daredevil‘s main foe in Ben Affleck’s 2003 film. The late Michael Clarke Duncan played him.
However, Vincent D’Onofrio defined the role in Netflix’ Daredevil.
D’Onofrio’s acclaimed portrayal is nearly impossible to match. As a result, Marvel Studios won’t even try.
The report doesn’t say who will play the Kingpin.
Nevertheless, Geekosity owner Mikey Sutton first reported in September 15, 2019 that Marvel Studios wanted D’Onofrio back.
D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk burned himself into people’s memories.
He’s a character with a clear and understandable goal.
Nonetheless, his questionable methods makes him a villain.
It’s why you even understand his love story.
Even though the new Kingpin is the same actor, Vincent D’Onofrio plays a variant.
In other words, he’s not from the Netflix universe.
Specifically, the Kingpin won’t be bringing any of his past history.
Therefore, don’t expect that any lingering questions from Netflix’ Daredevil to be answered.
Daredevil Villain Kingpin In Development For New MCU Series
Most likely, Marvel Studios will revise his origin or ignore it completely.
Marvel Studios will reboot characters from Netflix’ Defenders programs.
Charlie Cox will come back in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
He won’t wear his Daredevil outfit, though; instead, he debuts in the MCU as secret identity Matt Murdock.
Murdock is the attorney for Peter Parker (Tom Holland).
The new Kingpin series ties into Echo.
Maya Lopez, also known as Echo, is the Kingpin’s adopted daughter.
Maya Lopez is played by Alaqua Cox; she is already in the upcoming Hawkeye.