Marvel Television and Netflix's Daredevil gave Wilson Fisk an origin story, exploring the villain's traumatic childhood and shedding some light on how that turned him into the man he'd become.
Despite some fantastic work from Vincent D'Onofrio, his Kingpin was sometimes a little too soft, but Hawkeye made it clear the MCU's Variant is definitely the violent, powerhouse baddie from the comics. Now, the latest photos from the set of Daredevil: Born Again appear to confirm we're getting a new take on Fisk's childhood courtesy of Marvel Studios.
As you can see below, a young Wilson has been photographed on set alongside some neighbourhood bullies. While we don't have any context beyond that, these scenes are clearly set in the 1970s, and the MCU clearly looks set to put its own spin on Fisk's formative years.
Interestingly, props from the 90s have been spotted elsewhere as part of the show's production in the Big Apple, a hint we'll also revisit Matt Murdock's early years.
With 18 episodes to tell this story, Marvel Studios should have plenty of time to flesh out its leads and establish the Man Without Fear's place in the MCU. While not confirmed, it's thought Charlie Cox will reprise the role in Spider-Man 4.
The series is still expected to premiere on Disney+ in 2024, though we've heard rumblings that the streamer plans to split the season into three six-episode blocks.
Take a closer look at these new Daredevil: Born Again set photos in the Tweets below.