Vincent D’Onofrio played Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin in Marvel’s Daredevil series on Netflix. The show also featured Charlie Cox as the titular character, the Man Without Fear, Daredevil. However, the series was disappointingly cancelled by Netflix back in 2018 for unknown reasons. If recent rumors are now to be believed however, it may not be the last we’ve seen of Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin.
Marvel Studios Hawkeye series could be about to reintroduce the infamous mob boss. The series will feature Jeremy Renner reprising his role as Clint Barton and Hailee Steinfeld will make her MCU debut as Kate Bishop. One thing that hasn’t been confirmed so far is the main Villain for the series. Enter Kingpin.
Echo was raised by Kingpin
Maya Lopez aka Echo is confirmed to be part of the Hawkeye series. In Marvel comics Echo has close ties to Wilson Fisk. Fisk is responsible for the death of her father although this is unknown to Lopez. She is then raised by Fisk as his protege to become a killing machine.
Echo is born deaf and has the ability to exactly mimic the moves of anyone she sees. Even if she only sees it once. Her main comic ties are with Daredevil making it all the more likely that Kingpin will appear in the series.
Vincent D’Onofrio suspicious social media activity
Immediately after the first Hawkeye trailer was posted online, D’Onofrio posted a random poem to his Twitter feed about a three legged dog. Fans have speculated that this could be a subtle reference to Lucky the Pizza Dog. A good boy that we’ve already seen in the trailers so far.
D’Onofrio has also liked multiple tweets calling for his return to the role of Kingpin in the MCU.
The actor did follow up a while later to say it was “silly to look deeper” at the tweets. But we remain skeptical nonetheless.
Tracksuit Draculas / Mafia
The Tracksuit Mafia are a gang of New York based mobsters that we’ve already seen pop up in the trailers for Hawkeye. Nicknamed The Tracksuit Draculas by Clint Barton these guys are bad news. Even if their hilarious name suggests otherwise.
The gang leader goes by the name of Ivan Banionis. In the comics, Kingpin and a group of other bad guys hire Ivan and The Tracksuit Draculas to kill Clint Barton as an act of revenge. Perhaps for all the murder that Hawkeye committed between his family being snapped out of existence and the events of Avengers Endgame? It seems feasible.
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