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Vincent D'Onofrio Cast As Kingpin In Netflix Daredevil Series

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created 06/10/2014 - 2:22pm, updated 06/10/2014 - 2:29pm

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Marvel has announced that Vincent D'Onofrio has been cast as Wilson Fisk, aka the Kingpin, for the Netflix Daredevil series that premiers in 2015 with thirteen episodes.

Vincent D'Onofrio joins Charlie Cox, who was recently announced as Matt Murdock and Daredevil.

D'Onofrio is known for Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Men in Black, Full Metal Jacket and Homicide.

Marvel.com revealed the following:

D’Onofrio will play Wilson Fisk, 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,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero."

Synopsis:

“Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City.

 
 

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