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Vincent D’Onofrio Joins The Netflix Daredevil Series As Classic Marvel Character

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No, not that one. 

Actor Vincent D’Onofrio, a staple in the Law & Order franchise, is going to find himself on the other side of the bench pretty soon. He’s joined Marvel’s first Netflix series, Daredevil, as Wilson Fiska aka, “The Kingpin.” You may remember the character previously brought to life by the late Michael Clarke Duncan in the live-action feature film adaptation.

Marvel.com, who inexplicably decided to use a mugshot of the actor in their announcement post, write “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.

Daredevil, we recently learned, will be played by Boardwalk Empire actor, Charlie Cox.

“We’re incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ in such an integral role,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero.”

I absolutely adore D’Onofrio and so am very excited to see what he’ll do with the role. What about you?

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."