Vincent D'Onofrio has done some truly amazing work as Wilson Fisk on the Marvel/Netflix series Daredevil, and appreciation of the performance has led to a constantly-repeated question: will we ever get to see him square off against The Avengers on the big screen? Sadly, it seems the answer to this particular question is no... as, according to D'Onofrio, there is simply too much stuff going on in the movie world for the television stuff to be properly incorporated.
The actor is currently promoting his role in the upcoming series Emerald City, and it was while talking with Digital Spy that the conversation turned to his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Vincent D'Onofrio was asked about the possibility of us eventually seeing The Kingpin in a future Marvel movie, but, citing Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, he explained why there's very little chance of that actually happening. Said D'Onofrio,
It's a fair point. While working on 2018's The Avengers: Infinity War, directors Joe and Anthony Russo and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have talked about the inclusion of more than 70 different characters from all of the movies that have been released thus far (not to mention new ones they will introduce). Now imagine adding the casts of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Jessica Jones,Luke Cage, and Iron Fist to the mix, and you begin to understand why it all may be too much to deal with in singular blockbuster event films. Fans obviously want to see all of these characters interact - as they do in the comics - but there are certain limitations within the medium that are very hard to overcome.
Could we eventually see some kind of deeper integration between the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and television shows? Absolutely - and we very much hope that Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin would be a part of any plan being put together. That being said, it's probably not something for which we should hold our breaths while we patiently wait.
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