DAREDEVIL's Vincent D'Onofrio Doubts He'll Ever Show Up In A Marvel Film As The Kingpin

DAREDEVIL's Vincent D'Onofrio Doubts He'll Ever Show Up In A Marvel Film As The Kingpin

While the prospect of Marvel television characters making appearances in the films is still a grey area, Daredevil actor Vincent D'Onofrio isn't holding out hope for the big-screen debut of his Kingpin.

While the Netflix and ABC branches of Marvel TV are definitively set in the world Marvel Cinematic Universe, the possibility of those characters appearing in the Marvel films has always been a dicey subject. While many point to the rift between Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter as the main reason, both Feige and Head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb have remained steadfast in their responses: it will happen if and when it feels natural and makes sense.

For Daredevil star Vincent D'Onofrio, the answer is pretty cut and dry. The actor, who plays Wilson Fisk/the Kingpin, is a proud comic book fan and has expressed his excitement to appear in Marvel films many times, though he isn't hopeful to get the call. "I would love to switch over to the movies, but I think it's pretty much been said it's not going to happen," he said in an interview with Digital Spy. "Or at least not for a very, very long time. I think Kevin Feige explained that, and that's what makes the most sense, he said the film universe is too jam-packed."

For D'Onofrio, servicing the characters properly should trump the desire for a crossover, and in his opinion, having too many characters populate the screen might be conflicting in that regard. "It's hard enough already, and if they keep bringing big characters in that they have to service in the writing, it's not gonna work. They're trying to figure out already how to individualise more and at the same time keep The Avengers going. It makes sense not to mix the TV stuff, there's just too many characters."

As for future appearance in Daredevil, the actor remained humorously quiet on the subject. "Well, if you go on my Twitter feed, I made a diagram of me getting a chip in my head. Under [it,] it says: 'I volunteered to put this chip in my head, with the company, it keeps me from saying anything about anything!'"
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