Doctor Doom: Marvel Needs to Repeat 1 Thing With its Next Big Villain That Daredevil Crafted With Kingpin

Marvel should follow the same strategy for the introduction of Doctor Doom, as they have done for Kingpin.

Doctor Doom: Marvel Needs to Repeat 1 Thing With its Next Big Villain That Daredevil Crafted With Kingpin


  • Kingpin is having a decent run in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and has appeared in two shows.
  • Following the great Kang debacle which ended with the MCU scrapping Jonathan Majors, Doctor Doom could be the franchise's next big bad.
  • If Marvel Studios go with Doom, they must follow one approach similar to what they did with introducing Kingpin in 'Daredevil.'
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Kingpin as the street-level MCU villain did wonders for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the crime lord has a very wide space to appear in the near future. As for Marvel fans, Vincent D’Onofrio has made the mark in his domain by playing the ruthless villain in a street-level landscape.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Kingpin
Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin

Following Jonathan Majors’ debacle, Marvel studio is yet to solve the Kang mystery— how the studio will continue the future of MCU without Kang as the big bad? Perhaps, another villain on the grand scale. However, if Marvel follows the same notion, Doctor Doom’s entrance may almost be inevitable.

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Setting Up Kingpin— A Near Perfect MCU Villain

Vincent D'Onofrio as Kingpin in Daredevil
Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin in Daredevil

Wilson Fisk a.k.a. Kingpin has been one of the greatest MCU villains and has appeared across shows. Marvel Studios was keen on exploring Kingpin which has been indicated with the end-credit scene of the new Disney Plus show Echo. Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin who first appeared in Daredevil, almost had the finest character development in terms of building the world around him to make him more fierce and ruthless. 

Of course, Daredevil defeated Kingpin on more than one occasion but he would find other ways to throw sand at the MCU vigilante escaping his clutch again. In its essence, the notable factor indicating the very introduction of the character in Daredevil was the arrow on a quintain that established a stronghold for Fisk. Further, the handling of the villain in the Disney Plus show, Hawkeye made the evolution even more engrossing. The villain later appeared in the latest Disney Plus show Echo, and the show’s end really indicated a promising future for the character hinting at a big return in MCU’s Daredevil reboot, Daredevil: Born Again.

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Why Marvel Should Follow the Same Approach as Kingpin With Doctor Doom

Dr. Doom in the comics
Dr. Doom in the Marvel Comics

Many fans and critics would agree that the previous iteration of Doctor Doom’s screen appearance did little justice to the character. Now, the MCU has the key to presenting Doom in a more fierce light, a potential nightmare to their frontline heroes.

As Doctor Doom’s MCU entrance looms on the horizon, several theories have surfaced regarding its introduction. Of course, Marvel will not follow such wild theories to the core. However, the studio should or rather must follow one aspect of Kingpin, at least while introducing the character.

Kingpin worked best for slowly building up the character and not introducing him straight way in Daredevil. Kingpin had all the potential to be one of the greatest street-level villains of the MCU who would not shy away from throwing a huge blow at Spider-Man (Amidst the Kingpin and Spider-Man fight scene in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, he strangled Spidey and says, “I can’t wait to kill one more Spider-Man”).


On a similar note, Doctor Doom has all the room for a grand and extended MCU presence. Doom is certainly the next worthy villain of the MCU after Kang, but again, it all depends on how the MCU treats the iconic character.

Echo and Hawkeye is currently streaming on Disney Plus. Daredevil: Born Again will hit the streamer in 2024.


Written by Lachit Roy

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