He’s big, he’s bald, and well, maybe not so beautiful. I mean, if you consider a hellbent mob boss that can work your face like pizza dough with his hefty trash bag sized fists, then sure I guess there’s some beauty in that.
Marvel’s Daredevil premieres on Netflix on April 10. Leading up to the anticipated premier, fans have been treated to a refreshingly brooding style trailer, couple of motion posters, and a few official photos featuring lead characters like Foggy Neslon, the Night Nurse and the titular hero himself Daredevil. One big character (and I mean that literally) that we haven’t seen much of is the show’s lead villain Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin. The character was given a passing pan in the trailer for Marvel and Netflix’s Daredevil series, but now USA Today have debuted our first proper look at Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket) as The Kingpin. We also have some quotes from the actor, so click on through and have a look-see.
“I just brought in this kind of character who in one sentence could easily go from being a child to a monster, depending on where his emotions take him,” D’Onofrio tells USA Today when describing his take on the Marvel villain. “I wanted him to have an appearance of being super-powerful so that when he throws a punch, it’s a major punch. There’s a lot of weight behind it.”
In the Daredevil comics, The Kingpin is a a 6-foot-7, 450-pound dude who resembles a sumo wrestler in a fashionable suit. The underworld won’t even speak Fisk’s name because of the power he holds, though at first glance he comes off as insecure, especially when he meets the comely art dealer Vanessa Marianna. But when folks cross or disrespect him, the results often are very bloody.
Despite being 6’3″ and 250 lbs, D’Onofrio doesn’t quite fill that intimidating mass that Kingpin is known for – not imposing enough. Character wise, however, it looks like he’s playing it just right.
What do you think? Is D’Onofrio gonna kill it? Or, are you like me… mad at the severe lack of white suit with a purple ascot?
Marvel’s Daredevil” is a live action series that follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock, who in a tragic accident was blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses. Murdock sets up practice in his old neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, New York where he now fights against injustice as a respected lawyer by day and masked vigilante at night.