Vincent D’Onofrio made a big promise about Daredevil: Born Again.
Appearing at Salt Lake FanX 2022, the actor reprising his role as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin in the upcoming MCU series for Disney+ teased fans that they won’t be prepared for what’s to come. “You have no idea what awaits you with born againD’Onofrio said. “And I know a little more than you guys. During the next series, you won’t be thinking about anything but the next episode. I promise.”
For three seasons, D’Onofrio was acclaimed for his human approach to the role of the Kingpin in the original film. Reckless series for Netflix. When the series was canceled by the streamer in 2018, D’Onofrio was confident that Marvel Studios would call him back to reprise the role in future MCU projects. His co-star and friend Charlie Cox, however, had serious doubts at the time.
“For years, we just talked as friends. The show was over and everything else had moved on, so we were just partners,” Cox said. “But [D’Onofrio] He always said: ‘They’re going to call us.’ And he’d hang up the phone and say, ‘No, they’re not, dude. He’s over. Let it go. It’s been too long. So he was right all along. I really thought she was raving about it (laughs).”
D’Onofrio would troll MCU fans on social media for the next three years. Finally, in 2021, the actor reprized his role as Kingpin in the Hawk Eye Final episode of the series, where he is revealed to be the boss of the Tracksuit Mafia. Cox would return as Matt Murdock/Daredevil that same year when he made a cameo appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The two actors will meet for the Echo series on Disney+ before the launch of Daredevil: Born Again.
Kingpin can become mayor of New York
While MCU fans have to wait until 2024 to see what D’Onofrio is teasing, rumors suggest that born again will adapt the story of Mayor Fisk from the comics. Furthermore, the series will continue the dark and violent direction of the Netflix series by aiming for a TV-MA rating. This would give D’Onofrio plenty of opportunities to play the Kingpin just as viciously as he has done in the past.
D’Onofrio expressed his full commitment to playing the Kingpin for the long haul. It has been reported that he is voicing the character for the animated film. Spider-Man: First Year series for Disney+. Speaking of the wall-crawler, D’Onofrio is just as interested in the Kingpin taking on Spider-Man on the big screen as the fans are. “I love him as much as everybody, so we’ll see,” D’Onofrio said.
Daredevil: Born Again It will premiere on Disney+ in Spring 2024 and will run for 18 episodes.