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Monday, September 1, 2014

'Daredevil' Star Vincent D'Onofrio Talks Frank Miller Inspired 'Kingpin'

Marvel's Daredevil will be the very first time the Marvel Cinematic Universe will delve into the gritty world of gangs and kingpins. Well the star villain of the series Vincent D'Onofrio recently spoke with Men's Journal about his role as the iconic villain Kingpin and also drawing inspiration from Frank Miller's run on the character. Lastly, he teases once again about Marvel's bigger plans for not just Daredevil but Kingpin crossing over to the larger universe we see on film:
Now that I have you in a good mood, let’s talk about Daredevil.
Filming has been great. I can’t really talk about specifics. Really. But I can tell you it’s all working. It’s all gritty. Everything is really impressive. They seem to know what they’re doing over at Marvel. I think ever since Downey and [Jon] Favreau did Iron Man and proved that comic book movies could be really cool they’ve just embraced that and taken it to the next level. They keep knocking it out of the park. This Netflix series that we’re filming right now, it’s going to be so amazing to watch. We’re doing these incredible, iconic scenes every single day. I have the best character; I play one of the best characters I’ve read in a long time. I haven’t had this much fun with a role for many years. 

  How much did you know about the character before signing on?
I knew a bit about Wilson Fisk. I had seen the movies. I saw other interpretations. But for this, they really wanted everything to be fresh. They’re operating like they have been doing their movies. I’m finding most of my inspiration for Fisk coming from the old artwork, artists like Frank Miller.

Your new friend Downey must have been very excited you got the role.
He was thrilled. My wife actually texted him a photo of me dressed as Kingpin and we got a very, very excited text back.

I look forward to the Iron Man versus Kingpin crossover happening very soon.
[Laughs.] It’s not impossible! They have all kind of plans. I think this Daredevil show is going to be the start of some very exciting crossovers.
Also in the October issue of Total Film it was revealed that after the Daredevil and Jessica Jones shows Iron Fist will debut with Luke Cage being last during Netflix Phase One.

Daredevil will debut on Netflix May 2015

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