Rumors have been circulating that Daredevil’s Wilson Fisk/Kingpin would mark the first direct TV to film crossover for the MCU. The report stated the show’s Season 1 rogue would make his cinematic debut in next summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Fans immediately gravitated towards the rumor with enthusiasm, as Vincent D’Onofrio’s haunting portrayal of the character arguably made him the MCU’s best villain. If this is your first time hearing of said speculation, you may want to tame your excitement. Via a Twitter post, D’Onofrio himself addressed the rumors, sadly putting them to rest with a denouncement.
Sorry folks but this is news to me.
It would be great but I don’t think it will happen. V. https://t.co/GrVwbUYsqX
— Vincent D’Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) May 20, 2016
He not only declares he knows nothing of the news, but also notes how such a crossover is unlikely. However, there is a ray of hope in knowing the Kingpin actor would be interested in taking part in the venture. In a follow up tweet, D’Onofrio said he loves that the story is in the wild and encourages fans to “tell Marvel.”
Unfortunately, for now his words on the crossover being unlikely are probably true. But he’s not the first actor on the small screen side of the MCU to address this continuously mounting issue. Agents of SHIELD actress Chloe Bennett spoke her mind on the matter, recently saying it seems as though Marvel disregards what’s going on with the narratives on television. It’s good to know fans aren’t the only ones feeling the split in this supposedly well-connected universe. Let’s remember that anything is possible. We did just see Spider-Man in a Marvel movie, interacting with the Avengers. This same Spider-Man is now a part of the MCU and will have his own standalone featuring Robert Downey, Jr’s Tony Stark/Iron Man. Yes, we should keep our lofty dreams in check, but hope should remain alive. Spider-Man: Homecoming, Kingpin appearance or not, hits theaters July 17, 2017.