Rumors have already been flying around that Vincent D’Onofrio will be making his return as Kingpin in Disney+’s Hawkeye series, and after some leaked images of Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) in Spider-Man: No Way Home, it’s starting to feel more legit that Kingpin will be making an appearance. As it turns out, the Kingpin we’ll meet in Hawkeye could be significantly different to the one we’ve met in Netflix’s Daredevil.
As per insider Daniel RPK (via @BingeWatchThis_), Wilson Fisk a.k.a. the Kingpin will be CG enhanced to give him a more comic accurate look. Here’s the post:
— Binge Watch This (@BingeWatchThis_) November 24, 2021
While I’m certainly not expecting him to look exactly like Kingpin from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, I’m thinking they’re going to make D’Onofrio look more morbidly obese for the series—without requiring him to gain an unhealthy amount of weight. Though he was already pretty hefty for the Netflix show, the comic Kingpin is really more comically massive; I’m thinking something close to Stellan Skarsgård’s Baron Harkonnen in Dune.
So far, Hawkeye has been off to a good start. Without the promise of “introducing a Multiverse” or “Introducing mutants”, expectations are pretty low, and that’s kind of the entire approach, with the Christmas/buddy-cop feel of the series. Not to mention, the tandem of Clint Barton and Kate Bishop is fun to watch, and Hailee Steinfeld is definitely a likeable future Avenger. I can easily see her being a team leader, even competing with Holland’s Spider-Man who isn’t as dominant of a character.
We have no official confirmation of Kingpin yet, but you can watch Hawkeye now streaming on Disney+.