Why Captain America: Civil War Should Include Kingpin, According To Vincent D’Onofrio

Actor Vincent D'onofio has demonstrated a very clear interest in being a much bigger part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While he will be first introduced in the new online series Daredevil - which will be available on Netflix this Friday - he's also already suggested that he would be more than game to play the part in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. But that's not all: apparently he also wants a part in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, and he already knows how his character, Wison Fisk a.k.a. The Kingpin, can fit into the story.

Along with Daredevil star Charlie Cox, Vincent D'onofrio participated in a special "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit this afternoon, and it was when he was asked about working with other stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that the actor revealed his interest in having a part in the third Captain America movie. He began by complementing all of the work that has been done in the MCU thus far, but emphasized he has a special place in his heart for his The Judge co-star Robert Downey Jr. He wrote:

So far, all of them. I think that what Marvel is doing is amazing. I do have a soft spot in my heart for Iron Man. I know Fisk made a deal with him during Civil War, I'd love to see that happen. But one can only hope.

In discussing a Kingpin/Iron Man deal, what D'onofio is referring to is part of the events that occurred during the events of Civil War in the comics (which finds Tony Stark fighting to have superheroes register with the government, and Captain America strictly opposing him on the issue). As a means of trying to find a way to stop Cap and his allies, Iron Man makes a proverbial deal with the devil when he brings an offer to Kingpin - who is locked away on Riker's Island. In exchange for freedom, Fisk offers up details about the rebellious heroes... and while I won't spoil it here, let's just say that things don't exactly go as Tony hoped, and in the end everyone winds up looking bad.

As it stands, Captain America: Civil War is set to have an Avengers-sized ensemble line-up, with Chris Evans' Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man joined by the likes of Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow, Anthony Mackie's Falcon, Sebastian Stan's Winter Soldier, Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther, Cobie Smulders' Maria Hill, Frank Grillo's Crossbones, possibly Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye, and whoever winds up being cast as the new Spider-Man. Fitting in Vincent D'onofirio's Kingpin - not to mention maybe Charlie Cox's Daredevil - could potentially stuff the thing to the gills, but honestly, that's pretty much what the story calls for.

Captain America: Civil War will be going into production in the next few months, and Marvel Studios and Disney will have it in theaters on May 6, 2016.

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