Netflix's Daredevil Series Casts Vincent D'Onofrio in Villainous Role

Daredevil Casts Vincent D'Onofrio

Vincent D’Onofrio will be eschewing law and order and focusing more on criminal intent, with a key role in the upcoming Netflix series Marvel’s Daredevil.

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The Law & Order: CI alum has been cast as Wilson Fisk (aka Kingpin), a powerful businessman whose interests in the future of New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood will put him in direct conflict with Matt Murdock (played by Boardwalk Empire‘s Charlie Cox) and the blind attorney’s crimefighting alter ego, Daredevil.

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Executive-produced by Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus) and Drew Goddard (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Marvel’s Daredevil follows the aforementioned Matt Murdock, who at the time he was blinded as a young boy also was imbued with extraordinary senses. He now fights injustice by day as a lawyer and by night as Daredevil.

Daredevil marks the first of several Marvel hero series en route to Netflix, the sum of which will capped by an Avengers-like TV-movie. Production on Daredevil is set to begin next month on location in NYC.

D’Onofrio’s TV credits include a many-seasons run as Criminal Intent‘s Detective Goren and an Emmy-nominated turn on Homicide, while his film resume includes JFK, Men in Black and Full Metal Jacket.

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24 Comments
  1. Badpenny says:

    I just knew he was going to be Kingpin even before I read the blurb. :)

  2. Lore says:

    I love him, he is gonna be awesome, eat that Sony!

  3. enri says:

    Yes!!! Love this choice. I love the roles Vincent D’Onofrio chooses.

  4. kirads09 says:

    1000X YES! Squeeee! ♥ Vincent ♥

  5. Alan says:

    marvel are always so spot on with their casting, its awesome.

  6. Josh says:

    Isn’ he a bit..uh…thin for the role?

    • Alan says:

      ever heard about this thing called eating? generally tends to make you bigger if you do it right. there is always prosthetics too, given that fisk is always in suits they would be easy to hide. you act like an actor has never changed their appearance for a role before.

  7. johnhelvete says:

    Donofrio is a good actor. Wish that the show was doing less than 13 episodes though.

  8. DougMac says:

    Love this choice

  9. Joey says:

    Oh wow. Color me impressed with this choice.

  10. Joey Padron says:

    Can’t wait to see how he does as Kingpin on show.

  11. vdofan says:

    Is this an animated series?

  12. Pat says:

    He goes from playing Thor the mechanic to Kingpin, kind of a downgrade, maybe? lol

  13. vdofan says:

    I’ve never seen an original show on Netflix. How does it work? Do they release a new episode each week like it’s done on TV?

    • canadian ninja says:

      As far as I know they just release the season in one batch. Marathoning encouraged.

      Marvel may go for a batch release (three or four eps each week) but almost definitely not one ep/week.

  14. sell says:

    Yeh! VDO will pan! He is the best!

  15. Liz says:

    Awesome!! I love him. And at some point I hope there’s a Thor joke

  16. Jon says:

    Yep, that is good casting. He’ll be an awesome Kingpin.

  17. Zoe says:

    Goreennnn! Always good to see him getting work. And with Marvel, no less. (Still holding out for a Goren cameo on SVU, hey, Eames has shown up twice, so why not?)

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