Wilson Fisk is back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only is Kingpin rubbing elbows with Marvel Studios’ elite, but the character is once again played by Vincent D’Onofrio, the beloved actor that appeared in the role over the course of three seasons of Netflix’s Daredevil. Now that people have gotten the chance to watch today’s episode of Hawkeye, D’Onofrio himself has broken his silence on the resurgence.
“When I was a boy,” D’Onofrio tweeted alongside a picture of the Hawkeye end credits, showing his character looming large over Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld).
When I was a boy… pic.twitter.com/3iRk6OO6c6
— Vincent D’Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) December 15, 2021
The line, of course, referencing one of his character’s most popular moments from the Daredevil series. When we spoke to the actor last year, he told us he felt a sense of ownership over the role.
“I feel very close to that character,” D’Onofrio told us last year of his time as Wilson Fisk. “I do have to say, I do feel like that character is mine and it’s only because I played him for those three seasons and was so close with him.”
He added, “I do feel very close to that character just for like nostalgia and just connected to that character through my performance. So I think that any offer to play him again would be, I would definitely have a really good look at for sure.”
As you might expect, fans of both the character and Hawkeye have been raving about the appearance all day, making the character a trending topic on Twitter.
The first five episodes of Hawkeye are now streaming on Disney+.
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from Ultimate Comic Blog