Netflix’s Daredevil will be remembered by many for being such a tremendous live-action adaptation of the superhero. The first season was an amazing ride as it introduced us to the character of Matt Murdock- a lawyer by day, and a vigilante by night. But it wasn’t only this character that caught the attention of our eyes.
Vincent D’Onofrio, whom people largely remember for his performance in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, played a spectacular and fearsome Kingpin in the three-season run that Drew Goddard’s adaptation enjoyed. D’Onoforio is now set to reprise his role as the towering villain in Daredevil: Born Again, and it’s rumored that he’ll be Mayor Fisk!
Daredevil’s Mayor Fisk is No Less of a Threat Than Wilson Fisk
As shown in the Daredevil series that premiered 7 years ago on Netflix, Vincent D’Onofrio‘s Kingpin is a wealthy businessman. He has the same wealth status in the comics too with an estimated net worth of $40 billion! That’s massive.
Much like in real life, the more money you have, the more influence you exercise. In the comics, Wilson Fisk’s riches are portrayed to have eventually helped him reach the upper echelons of administration in New York as he becomes the mayor of the city in Daredevil #595.
Now new rumors have come out regarding the possibility of D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk being upgraded to Mayor Fisk in the upcoming reboot Daredevil: Born Again, and we’re as excited as you are reading this.
Industry scooper Daniel Richtman has let out some enticing news for the Disney+ TV series on his Patreon. Richtman reports that a casting search for members of Fisk’s mayoral campaign – which we believe is going to be part of a story arc where the villain contests for NYC’s mayor seat – is underway.
Marvel is currently looking to cast Fisk’s mayoral team in ‘DAREDEVIL: BORN AGAIN’ as part of the Fisk running for Mayor of NYC storyline.
— Daredevil Updates (@DDevilUpdates) October 14, 2022
I’m pretty sure all of us can agree that D’Onforio’s portrayal of the villain in the Netflix series was already pretty bone-chilling, and widely regarded as one of the best performances by an antagonist in TV history. Now imagine all the possibilities by granting the 63-year-old actor’s villain the seat of the mayor of New York!
Daredevil Rumored To Feature in Spider-Man 4
It was truly the stuff of dreams for Daredevil fans when Charlie Cox made his return as the blind lawyer in Spider-Man: No Way Home, but he was only there to help sort out the boring legal stuff for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.
We can kind of count that as his official MCU debut, right? Fans have been looking for a proper storyline for the character ever since seeing him in the movie. It looks like that search is finally over as a new rumor hints at a possible storyline for Matt Murdock in Spider-Man 4.
The Cosmic Circus in its latest report says that the upcoming Spider-Man 4 movie, which will be led by Tom Holland, features a “street-level story” that continues the aftermath of whatever happens in Daredevil: Born Again.
This is truly an exciting premise. Having Wilson Fisk (given they don’t kill him off in Born Again), Daredevil, and Spider-Man in one movie is bound to rile up the fanboy in even the oldest Marvel fan, let’s hope these rumors manifest into reality!
Daredevil: Born Again is set to premiere on Disney+ in the spring of 2024. It will be part of Phase Five of the MCU.