Now that Matt Murdock has been cast, Marvel's Daredevil needed to find his arch-nemesis and they found their Kingpin in veteran actor Vincent D'Onofrio. The scenery-chewing thespian from Full Metal Jacket and Law & Order: Criminal Intent will be battling the Man Without Fear in Hell's Kitchen for Netflix.
“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."
The 6'4" D'Onofrio will fill the large shoes of businessman Wilson Fisk as he butts heads with Charlie Cox as Daredevil for control of Hell's Kitchen. The character has appeared in live-action once before on TV in The Trial of the Incredible Hulk played by John Rhys-Davies in 1989. The 13-part series will debut on Netflix in 2015.
“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.
Marvel’s first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus”, “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer”, “Angel”) and Drew Goddard ("Cabin in the Woods," "Lost," "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," in addition to writing the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Daredevil”), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”).