Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ Reveals First Photos of Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin
Netflix will next formally turn its attention to the release of Marvel’s Daredevil, now that Season 3 of House of Cards fell on us this past weekend, and what better way than to introduce us to a figure more formidable thank Frank Underwood? Meet Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk, and Marvel debuts its first official photos of the new Kingpin!
Despite a brief appearance in the initial trailer and recent photos, Marvel’s Daredevil at last offers us a formal look at Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, antagonist to the titular Matt Murdock. Smooth-looking in one photo and imposing in the other, Fisk also reveals a bit of his true nature in the new description from Netflix:
The shadowy figure behind organized crime in Hell’s Kitchen, Wilson Fisk has one mission in mind: to save Hell’s Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter the cost. This immediately puts him at odds with Matt Murdock’s vigilante alter-ego, who also seeks to protect the city – but sees the criminal element as the root of the city’s problems. Central to this conflict is that Fisk truly believes he’s doing good for Hell’s Kitchen and at times may seem more of a hero to its people than Daredevil. Intelligent, complex and physically imposing, Wilson Fisk is the perfect foil for Matt Murdock, and the two will collide dramatically in Marvel’s Daredevil.
Streaming all 13 episodes in 4K on April 10, here’s now Netflix describes Marvel’s Daredevil:
Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero “Daredevil” in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
Marvel’s Daredevil is one of the best known properties of the street level heroes and will be the the first of four epic live-action adventure series (Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Iron Fist, and Marvel’s Luke Cage, all leading up to the teaming of the main characters in Marvel’s The Defenders) that delves into the backstory of how Matt Murdock evolves into Daredevil.
Featuring Boardwalk Empire star Charlie Cox in the titular role of Matt Murdock, the cast of Marvel’s 2015 series Daredevil also includes True Blood breakout Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, The Leftovers star Scott Glenn as Matt’s sensei Stick, Falling Skies alum Peter Shinkoda in an unknown role, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay star Elden Henson as Matt’s best friend Foggy Nelson, Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin Wilson Fisk, and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple / Night Nurse.
The show’s New York Comic-Con 2014 panel also revealed the inclusion of Vondie Curtis-Hall as reporter Ben Urich, Man of Steel star Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa (not yet Fisk), and Bob Gunton as Leland Owlsley (The Owl).
Each Marvel Netflix series will shoot 13 episodes, culminating in an eight-episode team-up with The Defenders miniseries and bringing the total to 60 episodes (to start). Drew Goddard was replaced as Daredevil showrunner by Spartacus vet Stephen DeKnight, though Goddard remains a consultant.
We’ve included the full trailer again below (as well as a new motion poster), but check out the latest look at Marvel’s Daredevil below, and keep counting down to the April 10 premiere!