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Vincent D'Onofrio cast as Kingpin in Netflix's Daredevil series

Jun. 10, 2014by:

As much as I loved the late Michael Clarke Duncan as Kingpin in the often maligned 2003 DAREDEVIL movie, I am very excited at the newly revealed casting news that Vincent D'Onofrio will play the villainous mob boss in the new Netflix series. D'Onofrio will play opposite BOARDWALK EMPIRE actor Charlie Cox in the show being produced by Drew Goddard and Steven S. DeKnight.

Vincent D'Onofrio has made a career out of playing disturbed or evil characters. From his batshit turns in FULL METAL JACKET and THE CELL to MEN IN BLACK and the upcoming JURASSIC WORLD, D'Onofrio is a solid choice. He has the stature, the gravity, and the bald head that will make him a force to be dealt with. D'Onofrio is no stranger to the small screen either having starred on LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT for years.

I am loving this choice and am even more excited than I was when it was first announced. If Marvel had elected to go with a big screen DAREDEVIL, I would still think these choices for lead hero and villain would be perfectly cast. Here's hoping they fill the rest of the roster of characters will equal talent.

Source: Vulture

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12:37AM on 06/12/2014
Excellent actor, excellent choice. I never would of even thought of him. Good call.
Excellent actor, excellent choice. I never would of even thought of him. Good call.
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7:39PM on 06/11/2014

Spot on!

love this, love D'Onofrio, match made in heaven.
love this, love D'Onofrio, match made in heaven.
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10:43AM on 06/11/2014
D'Onofrio is such an underrated actor, I've always loved him, especially in The Salton Sea as well. This project really has my interest now.
D'Onofrio is such an underrated actor, I've always loved him, especially in The Salton Sea as well. This project really has my interest now.
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7:31AM on 06/11/2014
Yes. Holy hell, yes. This is good casting.
Yes. Holy hell, yes. This is good casting.
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5:05AM on 06/11/2014

Incredible choice

One of Marvels best casting decisions to date.
One of Marvels best casting decisions to date.
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3:50AM on 06/11/2014
Good face for KingPin. Good actor!
Good face for KingPin. Good actor!
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11:52PM on 06/10/2014
Great choices. But what's happening with the other three shows planned for Netflix? Any word yet?
Great choices. But what's happening with the other three shows planned for Netflix? Any word yet?
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9:55PM on 06/11/2014
pretty sure they're doing them one at a time, all leading up to the main Defenders event series.
pretty sure they're doing them one at a time, all leading up to the main Defenders event series.
11:51PM on 06/10/2014
Great choices. But what's happening with the other three shows planned for Netflix? Any word yet?
Great choices. But what's happening with the other three shows planned for Netflix? Any word yet?
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11:33PM on 06/10/2014

Great Casting!

Vincent D'Onofrio is a great actor...I am very interested in his take on the character!
Vincent D'Onofrio is a great actor...I am very interested in his take on the character!
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11:32PM on 06/10/2014

Awesome casting...

Can't wait to see him dominate this roll! This show is shaping up to be something amazing! I can feel it!
Can't wait to see him dominate this roll! This show is shaping up to be something amazing! I can feel it!
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11:27PM on 06/10/2014

Decent choice for Kingpin...BUT

I've only seen Charlie Cox in Stardust and while I really liked that movie, I can't see him as the absolute terrifying badass that Matt Murdock is. Is there anything he's been in that indicates he can pull this off? Because the reception seems to be positive, but I don't think he's right for it
I've only seen Charlie Cox in Stardust and while I really liked that movie, I can't see him as the absolute terrifying badass that Matt Murdock is. Is there anything he's been in that indicates he can pull this off? Because the reception seems to be positive, but I don't think he's right for it
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1:05AM on 06/11/2014
You should check him out in "Boardwalk Empire".
You should check him out in "Boardwalk Empire".
1:39AM on 06/11/2014
yeah he's badass in 'Boardwalk', i hesitate to call him a henchman. he's more of a jack of all trades, get-the-job-done type muscle with brains… if that helps any...
yeah he's badass in 'Boardwalk', i hesitate to call him a henchman. he's more of a jack of all trades, get-the-job-done type muscle with brains… if that helps any...
7:30AM on 06/11/2014
Boardwalk, man! He's fantastic in that, and a total badass. Not to mention, handsome as hell.
Boardwalk, man! He's fantastic in that, and a total badass. Not to mention, handsome as hell.
11:56AM on 06/11/2014
What character did he play on Boardwalk Empire? Was it the character with half a face? If so, then yes he was a badass on that show and loved that character. Was so upset when they killed him off.
What character did he play on Boardwalk Empire? Was it the character with half a face? If so, then yes he was a badass on that show and loved that character. Was so upset when they killed him off.
5:57AM on 06/12/2014
He was Nuck's right hand man, the off the boat Irishman, he was calm and cool, and badass when he needed to be, he'll own the daredevil role!
He was Nuck's right hand man, the off the boat Irishman, he was calm and cool, and badass when he needed to be, he'll own the daredevil role!
11:09PM on 06/10/2014
I cant believe no one has trolled about how Vincent has already played Thor on the big screen so he cant be Kingpin. And you call yourselves movie fans lol
I cant believe no one has trolled about how Vincent has already played Thor on the big screen so he cant be Kingpin. And you call yourselves movie fans lol
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11:20PM on 06/10/2014
Another Adventures in Babysitting fan, I see ;)
Another Adventures in Babysitting fan, I see ;)
12:50AM on 06/11/2014
D'Onofrio has already played a villain in a movie before. He can't play another villain!
D'Onofrio has already played a villain in a movie before. He can't play another villain!
10:59PM on 06/10/2014
love this im really excited for this now
love this im really excited for this now
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10:49PM on 06/10/2014
Mother of God.....Thats perfect...
Mother of God.....Thats perfect...
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10:16PM on 06/10/2014
I approve!
I approve!
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9:10PM on 06/10/2014
I can totally live with this casting choice!
I can totally live with this casting choice!
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8:49PM on 06/10/2014
Like the casting but not exactly as big and imposing as I'd expect
Like the casting but not exactly as big and imposing as I'd expect
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11:21PM on 06/10/2014
I don't think a human being the size of the comics Kingpin could be upwardly mobile. But Vincent isn't exactly obese, so I see where you're coming from!
I don't think a human being the size of the comics Kingpin could be upwardly mobile. But Vincent isn't exactly obese, so I see where you're coming from!
11:39PM on 06/10/2014
Well I'm not saying as big as the comics
Well I'm not saying as big as the comics
2:40AM on 06/11/2014
Kingpin in the comics, is a jacked beast under those clothes, he's all muscle. He also trains regularly with armed ninjas, and whips their asses unarmed. Sounds silly, but it's true.
Kingpin in the comics, is a jacked beast under those clothes, he's all muscle. He also trains regularly with armed ninjas, and whips their asses unarmed. Sounds silly, but it's true.
8:47PM on 06/10/2014
Okay, so this is perfect.
Okay, so this is perfect.
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8:39PM on 06/10/2014

That is f*****g amazing casting!

Any show lives or dies by the quality of its villain, and Vincent D'Onofrio is a stellar choice.
Any show lives or dies by the quality of its villain, and Vincent D'Onofrio is a stellar choice.
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8:03PM on 06/10/2014
This casting just came out of nowhere but I like it a lot. D'Onofrio is a great actor.
This casting just came out of nowhere but I like it a lot. D'Onofrio is a great actor.
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7:53PM on 06/10/2014
It gives me chills just thinking about it. He's absolutely perfect for the roll.
It gives me chills just thinking about it. He's absolutely perfect for the roll.
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7:22PM on 06/10/2014

Sounds good to me...

I like it...
I like it...
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6:40PM on 06/10/2014
Marvel sure does know how to cast their stuff.
Marvel sure does know how to cast their stuff.
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6:35PM on 06/10/2014
Flawless casting. The guy can be scary and intimidating as hell, and chew scenery like no other.
Flawless casting. The guy can be scary and intimidating as hell, and chew scenery like no other.
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5:52PM on 06/10/2014
So far so good for Daredevil the show.The casting has being great so far.Looking forward to who will play Bulls eye,Elektra,Stick and so on.
So far so good for Daredevil the show.The casting has being great so far.Looking forward to who will play Bulls eye,Elektra,Stick and so on.
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5:50PM on 06/10/2014

love this guy

we are obsessed with Vincent D'Onofrio in my circle, we refer to him as "the Nof". he always kills his roles. he even made Law and Order, the most by-the-numbers procedural, interesting
we are obsessed with Vincent D'Onofrio in my circle, we refer to him as "the Nof". he always kills his roles. he even made Law and Order, the most by-the-numbers procedural, interesting
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5:37PM on 06/10/2014
Is there anyone better suited to play Kingpin? I love Vincent D'Onofrio, and I am so glad he's no longer wasting away on that Law & Order show. He's at his best when given a character to disappear into.
Is there anyone better suited to play Kingpin? I love Vincent D'Onofrio, and I am so glad he's no longer wasting away on that Law & Order show. He's at his best when given a character to disappear into.
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5:02PM on 06/10/2014
Fantastic choice.
Fantastic choice.
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4:54PM on 06/10/2014
Wow a perfect fit for both Daredevil and The Kingpin. I am officially excited for this!
Wow a perfect fit for both Daredevil and The Kingpin. I am officially excited for this!
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4:48PM on 06/10/2014
Wow, great casting. Nobody can be quietly intimidating like D'Onofrio.
Wow, great casting. Nobody can be quietly intimidating like D'Onofrio.
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6:05PM on 06/10/2014
yeah, he can be scary when he wants to. he's got the size and the stare that will make you pee your pants
yeah, he can be scary when he wants to. he's got the size and the stare that will make you pee your pants
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4:48PM on 06/10/2014
Nice! I can see this all day, this is gonna be a great series!
Nice! I can see this all day, this is gonna be a great series!
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4:47PM on 06/10/2014

Nice!

Not only looks like him but will bring an actual performance to the role. I liked Duncan too
Not only looks like him but will bring an actual performance to the role. I liked Duncan too
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4:53PM on 06/10/2014
Kingpin is actually all muscle, Duncan was actually a great physical casting. I think D'Onofrio will be a much better version though, come off much more sinister.
Kingpin is actually all muscle, Duncan was actually a great physical casting. I think D'Onofrio will be a much better version though, come off much more sinister.
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