D’Onofrio Talks Kingpin’s Return In “Daredevil”

Arguably the strongest villain Marvel has produced on screen in the past decade, Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk (aka Kingpin) is returning for the third season of “Daredevil” and he has spoken with Collider this week to offer some details about his return.

When asked how his character and the script for the new season differs from his work as the first season’s sole antagonist, he says:

“It’s hard to top the first season, with Steven DeKnight’s writing, but Erik Oleson [the new showrunner] is a very good writer. I’ve shot some pretty cool scenes, so far. It’s different, but it’s very Fisk. It’s still very emotional. The character is evolving. His whole deal is based on emotion, so we’re taking him down that role further.”

D’Onofrio also teased about how his character’s time in prison has changed the man:

“There are new focuses and new goals [for the character]. That’s all I can say, if it was up to me, I would go on and on and on about it because it’s so interesting, but it’s so important to them, for us to keep our mouths shut.

I can only say that we’re doing things that are just going to blow the fans away. We’ve already shot some things that are just going to be neat for the fans. There’s some awesome things that are very much in the history of Fisk and Daredevil, that people have been waiting for. We’ve already put some of that stuff in the can, and there’s a lot more to do. I think they’re gonna be very happy.”

Netflix hasn’t yet announced a premiere date for the third season though it is expected to debut on the streaming service in 2018.