Vincent D’Onofrio cast as KINGPIN in “DAREDEVIL’ TV series

Vincent D’Onofrio.

Looks like the Daredevil TV show is continuing to come together. A couple of weeks ago the show landed its Daredevil, and now they’ve locked down the actor playing his antagonist. That Conniving Bald-Headed Fuck will be played by none other than Vincent D’Onofrio.

Depite making his first big splash as the withdrawn and disturbed Private Pyle in Full Metal Jacket, Vincent D’Onofrio has become best-known for upholding the cause of righteousness on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. But now he’ll bounce back to the other side of the legal fence as he takes the role of Wilson Fisk, aka the Kingpin of Crime, on the Marvel Studios show Daredevil.

The most recent screen incarnation of the Kingpin was played by the late Michael Clarke Duncan in the 2003 film Daredevil. Presumably, D’Onofrio’s version of the character will show up not only in Daredevil, but also in the other Marvel series to air on Netflix: Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and possibly the team-up miniseries The Defenders.

Here’s the release from Marvel:

Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that acclaimed actor Vincent D’Onofrio has joined “Marvel’s Daredevil,” an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015. Best known for his critically-lauded work in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Men in Black, “Full Metal Jacket” and “Homicide,” D’Onofrio will play Wilson Fisk, a powerful businessman whose interests in the future of Hell’s Kitchen will bring him into conflict with the blind attorney Matt Murdock and his alter ego Daredevil.

D’Onofrio joins Charlie Cox, previously announced as Matt Murdock, in the exciting cast of “Marvel’s Daredevil.” [/Film]