Daredevil’s Kingpin remains one of the best, if not the best, Marvel villain across the film and television universe. As such, fans are aching to see more of Vincent D’Onofrio’s unsettling portrayal. In Season 1, the character stole the show in every scene in which he made an appearance. The same can be said of his Season 2 cameos. Despite Season 3 not arriving until 2018, fans are already pondering where Kingpin will fit in and how. D’Onofrio himself has said the character will make a return, but he isn’t able reveal when.
The actor told LRM the following:
“Marvel, the company, and especially Jeff Loeb, who runs Marvel Television, he’s a clever dude. All those people over there are pretty clever and they love talent. There’s no giant commitment for me at Daredevil. Like I didn’t have to sign my life away at all. When Jeff tells me there’s something coming up and if I’m available, I’ll be there. And because it’s written so well, I’m going to show up. I’m going to do everything I can because the writing is so good. And then there’s a company like Netflix and they’re not pressuring you either. They just want good material, good content. They give you money to make good content, so they’re not pressuring actors to sign their life away either…. I think that there’s this common ground where they say, ‘Look, if the material is good are you going to show up?’ and I said, ‘Definitely’.”
The publication questioned when fans can expect to see more of Kingpin. The actor teased knowing the answer, but has to keep quiet.
“That I can’t answer. I do know, but I can’t answer… so take that how you will. Jeff and Charlie (Cox) and Netflix love Kingpin, and so, Kingpin is good for Marvel’s television stuff and I think they agree.”
When we last saw him in Season 2, Kingpin was locked away in prison. However, even behind bars he was claiming territory and asserting his power. He also seemed close to uncovering the true identity of Daredevil. Hopefully, all of this and more will be expanded further when the show returns in 2018.