You know how Marvel fans say ”Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man, Hugh Jackman is Wolverine, Benedict Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange, Charlie Cox is Daredevil…”, expressing their love for these actors and their portrayals of these famous characters. Sure, theoretically every actor can be replaced, but a very small amount of people believe that anyone could play Wolverine better than Jackman, and that’s just one of the many examples.
Fans of Netflix’s Daredevil also agree that Vincent D’Onofrio is the Kingpin. Kingpin is one of the most known supervillains in Marvel Comics. D’Onofrio played the character in all three seasons of Netflix’s Daredevil, and he also returned in Marvel’s Hawkeye last year, which made the Netflix Marvel shows the official canon of the MCU (along with Matt Murdock’s appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home).
Kingpin is the supervillain who is usually connected to Daredevil, but also Spider-Man in Marvel Comics. Kingpin was also the main villain of the animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and he was also one of the villains in 2018’s Spider-Man video game. With all that, it’s so interesting how Spider-Man and Kingpin never met in the MCU before, but D’Onofrio now says that he would love for that to happen in the next Spider-Man movie.
“Punisher, Daredevil, and Spider-Man are the ones that my character is tied to in the comic books, but there’s plenty of room for others. I can just only hope that that happens, but I mean, Spider-Man definitely. I think that would be really really fun. [I want that to happen] as much as everybody does.” — Vincent D’Onofrio for Sarah O’Connell Show
Spider-Man: No Way Home was released last month and it grossed almost $1.7 billion worldwide. Producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal already announced that the fourth movie centered on the web crawler is in development, although Tom Holland still remains coy about his future as Spider-Man (but come on, we all know his return is imminent).
Would you like for Kingpin to be the main villain in Spider-Man 4, or just a small cameo would be enough?