“Law & Order: Criminal Intent” alum will play a businessman who comes into conflict with blind superhero
Netflix's upcoming “Daredevil” series has found its Kingpin.
“Law & Order: Criminal Intent” alum Vincent D'Onofrio has been tapped to play baddie Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin, in Netflix's upcoming series “Daredevil,” based on the Marvel comic book character.
The nemesis to Daredevil — who's known as blind attorney Matt Murdock when he's not fighting crime — was played by Michael Clarke Duncan in the 2003 big-screen adaptation of the Daredevil saga.
Fisk's villain description paints him as “a powerful businessman whose interests in the future of Hell's Kitchen will bring him into conflict with the blind attorney Matt Murdock and his alter ego Daredevil.”
The series, which is scheduled to premiere next year, has already cast “Boardwalk Empire” veteran Charlie Cox as Murdock. “Spartacus” alum Steven S. DeKnight has signed on as the series’ showrunner, replacing Drew Goddard.
“We're incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining ‘Marvel's Daredevil’ in such an integral role,” Marvel's head of television Jeph Loeb said. “Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero.”