Written By Mikaela Ong
Vincent D’Onofrio thrills fans for Kingpin’s MCU debut on Hawkeye. On Twitter, he expressed his excitement over Hawkeye on Disney Plus.
Although Disney hasn’t confirmed his participation, rumors persist.
In fact, Vincent D’Onofrio has thrown gasoline onto the fire.
Indeed, this is not the first time he has referred to the MCU.
After the release of Hawkeye’s trailer, Vincent D’Onofrio posted a poem he wrote.
Afterwards, fans said the poem is an allegory to Lucky the Pizza Dog.
Lucky is the beloved pet of Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld).
A few years ago, bogus rumors circulated that Marvel Studios would recast Netflix’ Defenders crew.
However, on September 19, 2019, Geekosity owner Mikey Sutton said otherwise.
With the MCU, anything is possible.
Fan or no, anyone knows by now that it is never that simple with this franchise.
The way they market and hype up their new content engages followers.
Never a dull moment with the folks over at Marvel Studios.
— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) November 17, 2021
Vincent D’Onofrio’s tweeted about Hawkeye:
This is going to be fun. I love these Marvel series.
The Daredevil actor played Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin.
Now fans wonder what’s next.
This recent tweet has only fueled gossip of his MCU entrance.
In addition, he liked several tweets of fans that speculate his return.
Furthermore, Echo, will be part of Hawkeye.
Echo is played by Alaqua Cox.
Like her character, she is deaf in real life.
Echo serves as an important representation to the deaf community.
Nevertheless, there’s more to Echo’s inclusion than that.
Daredevil’s Vincent D’Onofrio Hints At Kingpin’s Return In Hawkeye
So how is she connected to the Kingpin?
In the comics, the Kingpin is actually Echo’s adoptive father.
Thus, this makes it highly likely for Vincent D’Onofrio to return as the Kingpin.
Vincent D’Onofrio admitted:
I feel very close to that character. I do have to say, I feel like that character is mine and it’s only because I played for those three seasons and was so close with him.
Daredevil ran from 2015-2018.
With everything going in the MCU, it’d be fitting for him to return at this time.
Certainly, the actor has been vocal about his willingness to return the character.
Moreover, he stated he wants to explore other realms beyond Daredevil.
Spider-Man, for example, is also set in New York City.