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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is an almost overwhelming universe. Nearly a decade in the making, the MCU has spanned 13 movies and four TV series, with a ton of pieces planned for future release. Because of this, fans of Marvel’s TV series have been begging for a crossover event to occur, and for a TV character to appear on the big screen. Now that Spider-Man has finally entered the MCU, fans are chomping at the bit to see him face off against one of the biggest villains: The Kingpin. And it just so happens that a version of Kingpin has already been set up in the series Daredevil.
Vincent D’Onofrio, who played Wilson Fisk aka The Kingpin in both seasons of Netflix’s Daredevil recently took to twitter to engage in conversation regarding a possible crossover into Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Well it certainly seems that Vincent D’Onofrio is game to step onto the big screen as Fisk. But the ball is ultimately in Marvel Studios’ court.
Spider-Man’s standalone Marvel movie is possibly the most TV crossover-friendly film in the MCU, especially regarding the various Netflix series. Peter Parker is a high school student in New York City, which is where all of the Netflix shows take place. As such, it seems perfectly plausible that Spidey might cross paths with the likes of Daredevil and Jessica Jones while fighting crime in his neighborhood.
Additionally, the Kingpin as a villain is very closely associated with Spider-Man. While we never saw him make an appearance in the past live-action incarnations of Spidey, he played a major role in both the comics and the 90’s animated series. In fact, Kingpin first debuted in Spider-Man’s comics before becoming the arch nemesis for Daredevil, and crossing paths with The Punisher.
With so much of Daredevil being connected to Spider-Man, it seems like this may be the perfect set of circumstances for a potential crossover. Unfortunately for us, Marvel has consistently stated that a crossover is not on the current agenda for the MCU. Reportedly both the TV and Movie projects should be able to stand on their own feet, rather than going for a flashy crossover out of obligation. Additionally, the legality of each property mixing together seems like a big old mess.
Luckily for us, Spider-Man: Homecoming won’t be completely void of crossover moments. Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man is already set to appear in the movie at some point. This makes sense, as Tony is becoming a bit of a mentor to Peter Parker. Hopefully we’ll be able to see both heroes suited up and kicking ass together at some point during the movie.
But they most likely won’t be kicking Kingpin’s ass.
What do you think? Should Marvel just bite the bullet and put Kingpin in Spider-Man: Homecoming? Or is seeing Fisk cause chaos better suited for the small screen? Sound off in the comments below.