ECHO Star Vincent D'Onofrio Reveals The Only Two Heroes He Believes Can Take Down MCU's Kingpin Of Crime

ECHO Star Vincent D'Onofrio Reveals The Only Two Heroes He Believes Can Take Down MCU's Kingpin Of Crime

Vincent D'Onofrio will make his return as Wilson Fisk in Echo later this month and the actor has now revealed which Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes he believes are capable of taking The Kingpin down...

By JoshWilding - Jan 04, 2024 05:01 AM EST
Filed Under: Daredevil: Rebirth

Vincent D'Onofrio made his MCU return as the Kingpin of Crime in Hawkeye, though many fans were left disappointed when it appeared his story had ended with a bullet to the head courtesy of Maya Lopez. 

Luckily, the villain will make his grand return after surviving his injury in Echo later this month. From there, he'll also take centre stage in Daredevil: Born Again and is expected to be Spider-Man 4's big bad as well; in fact, it's been widely reported that Wilson Fisk will end up becoming New York City's new Mayor after promising to deal with the Big Apple's vigilantes. 

Talking to Jake's Takes, D'Onofrio was asked which Avenger or hero he thinks could kill The Kingpin...an odd question, albeit one which saw the actor single out two superheroes he thinks are capable of beating the street-level big bad. 

"This is a very difficult question, because I don't see that happening," the actor explained. "I don't see Kingpin dying. Kingpin never died in the canon of the comic books, so that's very difficult. I'll talk in terms of who could come close to it."

"I think that it would have to be either Daredevil or Spider-Man...together, the two of them together, maybe. But I don't see Kingpin going away," D'Onofrio added. "He never did when I was a kid, so I don't expect he will now."

MCU villains do have a habit of dying, but a more fitting end for the gangster would arguably be to end up behind bars after failing to overcome Matt Murdock and Peter Parker.

While Daredevil: Born Again is undergoing some creative changes, it was last year the actor shared his belief that the upcoming Disney+ series will be quite a bit different from the Man Without Fear's Netflix adventures. 

"I think it's definitely a new show. It's not the Netflix show. It's definitely a new show. mean, all I can say is that Charlie [Cox] and I are not bored. We are having a great time. We have a great cast, and I think everybody else is having a great time too. Charlie's one of my favorite people, and I know that he comes here every day ready to knock it out of the park and you know how I am, I'm totally into this part, so I'm there for the same reason."

"We're really just delivering. It's a lot of work. Charlie's amazing because he has to do all the stunts and stuff, so he's in constant training and learning different things. But the scenes are great. I'm trying to skirt around specifics, but I can only say that it is a different show and it feels like a different show."

Echo premieres on Disney+ on January 9, while Daredevil: Born Again is currently undated but likely heading out way in 2025/2026.

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WhateverItTakes
WhateverItTakes - 1/4/2024, 5:43 AM
Errrrrrr Echo and female Hawkeye
Origame
Origame - 1/4/2024, 7:25 AM
@HeWhoBeatsDames - in fairness, he is talking about killing and not just beating him.

But, then again, he chose two characters who aren't gonna kill him anyway so...
The1st
The1st - 1/4/2024, 10:52 AM
@Origame - yup, essentially his check will be cut in perpetuity
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 1/4/2024, 5:47 AM
Who’s gonna tell him?

Apophis71
Apophis71 - 1/4/2024, 6:02 AM
@FireandBlood - He was throwing her around like a rag doll however and only escaped by temp stunning him explodin all the trick arrows that he then apparantly walked away from unscathed so...

...more the point think this is a case of who he thinks the writers would likely have be the ones to kill Kinpin if it were to happen not who could. Theoreticaly anyone could if they have access to a powerful enough weapon/artifact even if it would be dumb and likely weak writing to do so, and many Supers such as Thor, Scarlet Witch, Hulk etc could without any additional weapons/artifacts even if it would be questionable why he was up against any like that.
Origame
Origame - 1/4/2024, 7:26 AM
@Apophis71 - unscathed? He was clearly injured from it.

We really need to learn the definition of unscathed.
RegularPoochie
RegularPoochie - 1/4/2024, 8:00 AM
@FireandBlood - nah
marvel72
marvel72 - 1/4/2024, 8:23 AM
@Origame -

Apophis71
Apophis71 - 1/4/2024, 8:41 AM
@Origame - I tend to consider no long term injury as unscathed, I get that may not be a precise definition or how all view such a term but a bit groggy for a while and minor bruising that would not inhibit normal activities or have lasting effect after being in close proximity to that many exploding arrows is not suggestive that Kate would ever be likely to kill him is more the point.

Goes back to the theoreticaly bit, 5yr old have killed grown fit and healthy adults... cos they were playing with a loaded gun. In a fiction world a far weaker character could always in theory kill a strong one with tactics and tech, it is a matter of if the writing is good enough to make it work for the audience or if a good idea to go there. Kate killing Kingpin would be a poor choice for the writers to make, killing Kingpin at all would be questionable but if any were to would be DD and Spider-man.
clintthahamster
clintthahamster - 1/4/2024, 9:08 AM
@Apophis71 - Yeah, unscathed means "without a scratch," essentially.
Apophis71
Apophis71 - 1/4/2024, 9:38 AM
@ClintThaHamster - True but didn't have much of any visible signs of injury bar a bit stiff maybe, bit of a limp maybe which for a CBM you know he will have zero effects specific to that next time he appears (gunshot to the eye another matter entirely but that was Echo not Kate). He had more signs of injury to his knuckles than he seemed to to his face for instance and don't even recall much if any scorching of his clothes when that close to the blast so...
clintthahamster
clintthahamster - 1/4/2024, 9:57 AM
@Apophis71 - None of this matters, really, but yeah, if he received ANY injury AT ALL, he was scathed. A limp, a bit of stiffness, these are injuries. He was not unscathed.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 1/4/2024, 5:53 AM
I hope they retcon the Netflix shows so they can do The Name of the Rose. Also so that Michelle Jones can be the daughter of Luke and Jessica (the Watson name can come from her stepdad).
Slotherin
Slotherin - 1/4/2024, 1:18 PM
@ObserverIO - while I do want Jones and Cage together, that's a hard pass from me... While I do give it props on connectivity and creativity!
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 1/4/2024, 1:34 PM
@Slotherin - Thank you. They did have a baby in the comics, Danielle, so if they just smudged the timeline a little...
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 1/4/2024, 6:06 AM
Dude is just an epically good character actor. I look forward to seeing more of him in action.
RedFury
RedFury - 1/4/2024, 6:18 AM
@lazlodaytona - his Fisk is such an interesting character to watch. I love how he delivers his lines, it gives him a very unique feel.
HammerLegFoot
HammerLegFoot - 1/4/2024, 7:19 AM
@RedFury - I remember first watching him as Fist and I was getting so upset cause he seemed child-like. Like he just came off as an awkward child. But he grew on me. He's still no Michael Clark Duncan
RedFury
RedFury - 1/4/2024, 7:30 AM
@HammerLegFoot - I know what you mean. It took me back a bit when I first saw it as well. And like you said it grew on me too because you see why he designed his performance that way as the show progressed. It gives Fisk this level of unpredictability; which I love in a villain.
Matchesz
Matchesz - 1/4/2024, 7:21 AM
What about Gaia using spiderman or daredevil powers, thats 3 ppl at least
TheFinestSmack
TheFinestSmack - 1/4/2024, 7:37 AM
It's Josh with MORE REVEALS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Slotherin
Slotherin - 1/4/2024, 8:01 AM
As I think Stan Lee said... It's whoever the writer decides.

And that's often what stories are dictated by.

Is it weak writing when a David comes out on top against a Goliath?
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 1/4/2024, 8:24 AM
@Slotherin - In this day and age, that depends on whether or not David is white or/and male.
Slotherin
Slotherin - 1/4/2024, 8:31 AM
@FireandBlood - what does that even mean?
Because a few white guys who beat the odds come to mind...

Tony Stark killed Thanos (giant to him) with stones. That was David AF.
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 1/4/2024, 9:25 AM
@Slotherin - Well, if the said David is white/male, it’s fine. Great writing, even. But if they’re not, it’s ’pandering’. Case in point, Kate Bishop getting the drop on Kingpin.
Slotherin
Slotherin - 1/4/2024, 1:19 PM
@FireandBlood - ah, speaking in regards to the people who get all pissy about that, gotcha.
I wasn't sure at first if you were making a complaint as one of them as your own opinion.
Slotherin
Slotherin - 1/4/2024, 8:03 AM
Pretty much anyone with a strong set of powers has a good chance of manhandling Kingpin if we're talking about a fight.
Goldboink
Goldboink - 1/4/2024, 12:08 PM
@Slotherin -
Yea, Thor? Vision? Hulk?

Just Sayin'
Slotherin
Slotherin - 1/4/2024, 1:20 PM
@Goldboink - exactly.
He has no defenses against any of those 3.
Goldboink
Goldboink - 1/4/2024, 1:43 PM
@Slotherin -
I also seem to remember the jamoke who played Crossbones flapping his yaps about being able to take Cap in a fair fight. Sometimes these guys...
Slotherin
Slotherin - 1/4/2024, 1:47 PM
@Goldboink - haha, that's one way to toot someone's own horn.
Credit to the actor though, guy is in sick shape and could probably wipe the floor with Evans IRL
toylled
toylled - 1/4/2024, 10:46 AM
I reckon a chainsaw wielding nobody could take him down tbh
Slotherin
Slotherin - 1/4/2024, 1:21 PM
@toylled - if they aim right.
But if he still has his suit from the Netflix show, I'm not sure if a chainsaw can cut through it or not.
AvalonX
AvalonX - 1/4/2024, 10:48 AM
They really should have just revealed him behind the scene in Hawkeye. Having him even go against Kate was stupid. You could have built him up as that underground boss controlling everything.

Then Echo shoots him in the eye. Great intro.
Slotherin
Slotherin - 1/4/2024, 1:22 PM
@AvalonX - he was still the underground boss controlling everything
AvalonX
AvalonX - 1/4/2024, 1:25 PM
@Slotherin - I mean like building him up more. Thanos of the streets. Bring in some of the rogues who are associated with him instead of a freakin track pants gang.
Slotherin
Slotherin - 1/5/2024, 7:40 AM
@AvalonX - yeah, understandable. He definitely needs some more competent underlings
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 1/4/2024, 11:24 AM
Anybody could if it's up to the writer, but he's giving the answer I wanna hear nonetheless. Spider-Man 4 better be just that
billnye69
billnye69 - 1/4/2024, 1:32 PM
Cosmic armored Superman has a fair shot at taking him down.
Matchesz
Matchesz - 1/4/2024, 1:57 PM
The way to make Kingpin dangerous is to have him hire other super powered baddies to be his bodyguards/strike force
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