Marvel is rounding out its cast for its first Netflix outing, Daredevil. With the series set to air in 2015, we’ve gotten confirmation that Charlie Cox will be locked down as Matt Murdock/Daredevil. Now we know who the blind lawyer will be squaring off against in the show.
Vincent D’Onofrio (Men in Black; Full Metal Jacket) has been cast as Wilson Fisk, aka the Kingpin. Previously portrayed by the late Michael Clarke Duncan in 2003’s Daredevil attempt, I feel we’ll finally get the Kingpin we deserve in 13 episodes, rather than a brief taste as before.
We personality think this was a great casting choice and will truly bring the character to life next year. Production on the series starts this summer and the series will hit Netflix in 2015. We’ll provide you updates as they arrive!
OFFICIAL MARVEL PRESS RELEASE
Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that acclaimed actor Vincent D’Onofrio has joined “Marvel’s Daredevil,” an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015. Best known for his critically-lauded work in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Men in Black, “Full Metal Jacket” and “Homicide,” D’Onofrio will play Wilson Fisk, 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.D’Onofrio joins Charlie Cox, previously announced as Matt Murdock, in the exciting cast of “Marvel’s Daredevil.”
“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. “Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero.”
“Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting 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 first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus”, “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer”, “Angel”) and Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” in addition to writing the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Daredevil”), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”).
“Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.[/alert]