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In the pantheon of Marvel Comics villains, there are several that truly stand out in fans’ minds, and Wilson Fisk is definitely one of them. The Kingpin of crime has long been a popular character, and his star has only risen over the past several years, thanks in large part to Vincent D'Onofrio’s portrayal of the character of Netflix’s Daredevil. Of course, with that show having ended, the door is now open for a new actor to take on the villainous role. And should Marvel Studios choose to reboot the franchise, a WWE star is offering his services.
WWE veteran Big Show recently revealed that he’s actively pursuing the role of Wilson Fisk in a potential Daredevil project, and it sounds like the wrestler-turned-actor believes he’s the right person for the role:
The one that really I'm looking at it, I would love if they do a remake, I'm definitely going to go after pretty hard is that they do a Daredevil remake. And I'm going to definitely go after Kingpin pretty hard. I think Kingpin's a shoe-in for me.
Big Show’s enthusiasm about the character was apparent during his recent chat with ComicBook.com and, with such an imposing and complex character like Wilson Fisk, it’s easy to see why he would want a shot at the role.
While Big Show has been acting for years, only recently has he begun to take on more leading roles. His most recent project is his self-titled, situation comedy – The Big Show Show – in which he plays a fictionalized version of himself who’s trying to balance his work and family obligations.
If he were to land the part, Big Show would be following a notable line of actors who have brought Wilson Fisk to life through different mediums. In the live-action realm, the character has been played by actors like D’Onofrio and the late Michael Clarke Duncan. Meanwhile, Roscoe Lee Browne and Liev Schreiber are among those who put their own stamps on Fisk through animation.
Following a performance like Vincent D’Onofrio’s would be a challenge for any actor, and fans are sure to be picky when it comes to the next person to wear the white suit on screen. Up to this point, Big Show hasn’t played roles that have been too emotionally demanding, so playing Fisk would be a change for him. And if he were to play him successfully, it could open more doors for him down the road.
Still, Marvel Studios has yet to announce any official plans for the Daredevil franchise just yet, but the company will be able to use the Man Without Fear and his fellow Defenders fairly soon. So we’ll just have to wait and see if (or how) Marvel chooses to reboot the character and if Big Show gets a real shot at landing the part.