For as many new stills and hearsay as Marvel’s Netflix ‘Daredevil’ darts around, we still haven’t seen very much of the series itself, nor gotten a strong sense of its characters. Now, showrunner Steven S. DeKnight has opened up to explain ‘Daredevil’'s place and tone within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as preview the rise of Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin, and potential appearances from fan-favorite villain Bullseye.
The Man Without Fear returns to New York as Marvel's Netflix 'Daredevil' formally unveils the first of the 'Defenders' at New York Comic-Con 2014. We're on hand with Marvel TV heads and the entire Netflix cast for a first look at the new superhero drama due out in 2015, so what does Marvel's 'Daredevil' bring to the stage for its first official unveiling? Check out our full panel report for the inside scoop on Marvel's Netflix 'Daredevil!
"Everybody needs to be reminded that I’m a character actor and I’m not just the kind of guy who plays a cop," Vincent D'Onofrio tells ScreenCrush in an interview. The actor is going from his most recognizable role as Det. Robert Goren in 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' to the directorial debut of Linkin Park member Joe Hahn, 'Mall,' in which he portrays a gentleman caught sneaking a few too many peeks at a woman undressing in a fitting room -- but his depraved character is just one of many lenses through which we view the heavy story at play.
Vincent D'Onofrio may be most widely recognized as the detective with some unorthodox techniques on 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent,' but he's ready to branch out into more sinister roles in playing the Kingpin in Marvel's 'Daredevil' Netflix series and, reportedly, a villain in 'Jurassic Park 4.' As the actor reminded me, he was known for his many bad-guy characters in his earlier career (for one, see 'Men in Black'), though newer generations will become acclimated with his darker side.
No, you shouldn't adjust your computer screen. The above photo is of Vincent D'Onofrio, who shaved his head for his role as Wilson Fisk (aka Kingpin) in Marvel's upcoming 'Daredevil' series, to stream on Netflix in 2015. As he told ScreenCrush earlier today, tonight he's filming a big scene in Brooklyn where "it’s the first time you see my character do something physical." Given how intimidating the 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' vet looks in person with this new look -- mind you, he's also 6'4'' -- we can't wait to see how his character comes to life on-screen.
It took forever for Marvel's forthcoming Netflix 'Daredevil' series to reveal that 'Boardwalk Empire' star Charlie Cox would take the titular role of Matt Murdock, The Man Without Fear, but with the biggest casting out of the way, the new series is adding even more weight to the ensemble. Vincent D'Onofrio has officially joined as our new Wilson Fisk, better known as frequent 'Daredevil' and 'Spider-Man' antagonist The Kingpin.