Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix series is shaping up to look pretty strong and today they added some star power with the casting of Vincent D’Onofrio known for his roles in Full Metal Jacket, Men in Black, and most famously in Law and Order: Criminal Intent, to be Wilson Fisk, also known as the powerful and feared Kingpin.
Marvel had this to say regarding Vincent D’Onofrio playing Kingpin.
Kingpin is “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.”
“We’re incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’in such an integral role. Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television.
The 13 episode Daredevil Netflix series is to be released in 2015