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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is an ever expanding place. And besides the silver screen adventures that are released every few months, there's also a ton of great TV content- the best of which is produced over at Netflix. And with The Defenders miniseries now in the rear view mirror, the time has come to look forward to the future of Netflix's Marvel shows. With The Punisher likely arriving before the end of the year, could another spinoff be developed as well? Daredevil's former showrunner Steven DeKnight seems to think so, and has the perfect character to flesh out in a miniseries.
Do you hear that? It's the sound of Marvel fans everywhere screaming yes. Wilson Fisk is one of the most fascinating aspects of Daredevil as a series, and giving the Kingpin a chance to have his own story told would be a great way of pleasing both the fandom and actor Vincent D'Onofrio. And according to Stephen DeKnight, he's ready to produce the project.
Fisk is particularly interesting because of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's sordid history with its villains. Most foes show up for just one movie or season, and are promptly killed off or written out of the shared universe. While there are exceptions like Tom Hiddleston's Loki, Marvel's villain problem is one of the MCU's most common criticisms.
Vincent D'Onofrio's Wilson Fisk was another story entirely. Because TV shows are far longer than big screen blockbusters, Daredevil had the luxury of taking its time and fleshing out Fisk over the course of Daredevil's first season. We learned of his childhood abuse, his murder of his father, and saw his softer side through his relationship with Vanessa. What resulted is one of the MCU's most fascinating villains. He eventually showed up for a few appearances in Daredevil's second season, although he was noticeably absent in The Defenders. But if Kingpin were given his own miniseries, fans could get the Fisk fix they've been craving.
Of course, Steven DeKnight's interest in a Wilson Fisk minsieries doesn't mean it's anywhere close to becoming a reality. DeKnight might have been Daredevil's showrunner in Season 1, but he stepped down in the show's sophomore season. As such, it's not clear if he's going to remain involved in future Netflix/Marvel shows in the future, which would be necessary in order to for him to get involved in a Kingpin series. But considering that Vincent D'Onofrio has been eager to step back into the role in any way possible, it doesn't seem totally out the question
Daredevil's first two seasons are currently available on Netflix. And be sure to check our fall premiere list to plan your next binge watch.