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Marvel has announced today that Vincent D'Onofrio, known for his work on Law and Order: Criminal Intent and his chilling portrayal of Private Leonard “Gomer Pyle” Lawrence in Full Metal Jacket, will be playing mob boss and major Marvel villain Wilson Fisk – also known as the Kingpin – for Marvel and Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil series.
For the unaware, Fisk is one of the biggest evils in Marvel’s “street level” crime scene, with his criminal endeavors reaching into every vice imaginable, and has tangled from every hero from Daredevil to the Punisher and even Spider-Man. In fact, over the years, Fisk has become sort of the Moriarty to Daredevil’s Holmes. The late Michael Clarke Duncan last played Fisk in the 2003 Ben Affleck film.
Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, said, “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."
D’Onofrio joins Boardwalk Empire actor Charlie Cox, who Marvel previously announced was to play main character Matt Murdock, the blind lawyer whose super senses help him become Daredevil, a force of vigilante justice in Hell’s Kitchen.
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