D’Onofrio: No Kingpin In The Marvel Films

With one recent notable exception, the Marvel Netflix series haven’t suffered the MCU’s problem of underwhelming villains in their debut seasons.

In fact there’s a strong case for Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin in the first season of “Daredevil” to be considered one of the best screen villains of the past few years be it on TV or film. There’s plenty of hope he’ll return to the shows in the future, but could we ever see him involved in the big screen Marvel outings?

Don’t count on it says the actor who admits the chances of a big screen Kingpin turn are pretty much over. Talking up the release of “The Magnificent Seven” on disc in the UK, the actor tells Digital Spy:

“I would love to switch over to the movies, but I think it’s pretty much been said it’s not going to happen. Or at least not for a very, very long time. I think [Marvel Studios boss] Kevin Feige explained that, and that’s what makes the most sense, he said the film universe is too jam-packed.

It’s hard enough already, and if they keep bringing big characters in that they have to service in the writing, it’s not gonna work. They’re trying to figure out already how to individualise more and at the same time keep The Avengers going … It makes sense not to mix the TV stuff, there’s just too many characters.”

D’Onofrio currently stars as The Wizard in NBC’s “Emerald City” which reimagines L. Frank Baum’s “Oz” books. He’ll soon be seen in the horror sequel “Rings,” the “CHIPS” movie, and the “Death Wish” remake.