Vincent D’Onofrio

Just weeks after casting Charlie Cox as the Man Without Fear in their upcoming 13-part Netflix series, Marvel have now found their Kingpin of Crime in the form of Law & Order and Jurassic World star Vincent D’Onofrio. The character is a key part of the Daredevil universe, so it’s fitting that he has now been cast.

The full press release can be read below, along with a description of the iconic villain and comments from Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb. Wilson Fisk was originally played by the late Michael Clarke Duncan in the original 2003 Twentieth Century Fox movie which starred Ben Affleck as Daredevil.

It’s fair to say that D’Onofrio looks the part, and seeing him face off against Boardwalk Empire and Stardust actor Charlie Cox will be very fun to see. There are still a lot of other very familiar characters who have yet to be cast, with Matt Murdock’s law partner Foggy Nelson and the assassin/love interest Elektra among them.

KingpinMarvel and Netflix are proud to announce that acclaimed actor Vincent D’Onofrio has joined “Marvel’s Daredevil,” an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015. Best known for his critically-lauded work in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Men in Black, “Full Metal Jacket” and “Homicide,” D’Onofrio will play Wilson Fisk, a powerful businessman whose interests in the future of Hell’s Kitchen will bring him into conflict with the blind attorney Matt Murdock and his alter ego Daredevil.

D’Onofrio joins Charlie Cox, previously announced as Matt Murdock, in the exciting cast of “Marvel’s Daredevil.”

“We’re incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ in such an integral role,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero.”

“Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.

Marvel’s first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus”, “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer”, “Angel”) and Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” in addition to writing the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Daredevil”), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”).

“Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.