‘Daredevil’ Star Vincent D’Onofrio Wants Those ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Rumors to Be True
It’s been a bit lively in Spider-Man-land over the past week, as new rumors have surfaced regarding some of the characters and costumes we might see in the web-slinger’s reboot. The latest report suggests that the villainous Tinkerer will be joining Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and although Sony already has Robert Downey Jr. on loan, there’s another Marvel star tossing his sizable hat into the ring.
Last week, JoBlo reported that the Tinkerer will be featured in Spider-Man: Homecoming, working alongside the Vulture to help the primary antagonist build his costume. Two villains (or at least one big bad and one sidekick) seems like more than enough for the reboot, but then a subsequent rumor surfaced suggesting that we could see another Marvel character enter the fray.
A questionable report over at ScreenGeek claims that Marvel is thinking about having Vincent D’Onofrio reprise his Daredevil role as Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin. That rumor is far from verified, but it would make sense given that Fisk was a Spidey villain long before he crossed paths with Matt Murdock. And now that Sony and Marvel are collaborating on Spider-Man, it’s not out of the realm of possibility — unfortunately, Marvel Studios has maintained that there are currently no plans to incorporate their TV characters with the MCU, which has largely ignored the small screen side of things.
But at least one person is totally on board with the idea, as D’Onofrio himself expressed his excitement about the possibility over on Twitter:
Kingpin appearing in Spider-Man: Homecoming is a cool idea in theory, but we’re not going to see it happen just because a bunch of Marvel fans retweeted D’Onofrio. If it’s a possibility being floated for the reboot — even if it’s just a cameo — then D’Onofrio has slightly more power to make it happen than his Twitter followers do, but ultimately it falls to the filmmakers and Marvel.
As far as rumors go, this is a fun one for sure, but don’t get your hopes up just yet.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, 2017.