The Executive Producer and showrunner of Netflix’s Daredevil show, Steven DeKnight has revealed that it would be impossible to recast Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin.
He revealed this news via his Twitter account and we have to say that we think he’s right.
There’s no one better in Hollywood right now to play the character.
There have been rumours for quite some time now linking D’Onofrio to the role of Kingpin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Let’s be honest here, Vincent D’Onofrio is Kingpin and should Kevin Feige be looking to bring the character in the MCU, then they have to cast Vincent in the role.
They’ve done this sort of thing before with the likes of J.K. Simmons returning to play J. Jonah Jameson in the recent Spider-Man movies.
Incidentally, it was revealed recently that Simmons will be playing Jameson in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which is great news.
Daredevil’s Vincent D’Onofrio cannot be replaced as Kingpin in the MCU
Here’s what Steven DeKnight wrote on Twitter about D’Onofrio as Kingpin:
Recasting @vincentdonofrio as Wilson Fisk would be like trying to recast @RobertDowneyJr as Tony Stark or @ChrisEvans as Steve Rogers. Impossible!
He posted this after a fan on Twitter wrote the following:
I really need to see @vincentdonofrio back as Wilson Fisk on my television screen. He deserves a lot more than 39 hours of television to showcase his incredible talent. @Kevfeige @MarvelStudios @hulu please make it happen ASAP, do not recast Kingpin. Thank you. #SaveDaredevil
Steven DeKnight says Vincent D’Onofrio is Kingpin
— Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) April 20, 2021
If you were to think of anyone else in Hollywood right now who could play the role, I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t be able to come up with anybody.
Not one single name.
Go ahead. Try and think of someone now. I bet you won’t be able to think of anyone better than D’Onofrio.
He’s just so good and so perfect in the role.
What do you make of this news?
Do you think there’s anyone who could play Kingpin in the MCU better than Vincent D’Onofrio?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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