Vincent D’Onofrio is officially set to make his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Echo. During a recent press conference, the actor spoke about how Wilson Fisk has evolved since his debut.
Wilson Fisk is one of the most captivating characters in any piece of Marvel media. With Kingpin’s recent transition to the MCU, it’s clear the character has changed a lot since the early days of Daredevil. While speaking during a recent press junket, Vincent D’Onofrio broke down how Fisk has evolved and how that trend will continue in Echo:
“That’s a good question. Every time I’ve played this character, it’s been for a different storyline. I think that no matter what character I’m playing, and I think most actors think this way, even if I’m playing Fisk over and over again, my first job is to serve the story. And so, there was the Netflix version. And then there was the Hawkeye version. In Hawkeye, I was servicing the story that was written.”
“And in Echo, it’s the same thing. I mean my personal tastes are different than — ’cause we all have different personal tastes. But in the end, my job is to serve the story. And so, I have an opportunity to evolve all the time. Evolve backward, forward, whichever way the story takes me. It’s my favorite thing to do. And I’m lucky to be able to make a living doing it.”
It’s certainly interesting to see Vincent D’Onofrio take his role as Wilson Fisk one step at a time. Given the hectic nature of any cinematic universe like the MCU, it may be the best approach to ensure character beats don’t get lost in the cracks. Luckily, it seems Echo is teeing Fisk up to climb back to the Kingpin he was renowned as in Daredevil.
Where Echo lies within the MCU
Echo is set to debut early next year on Disney Plus, with every episode of the show being released at once. This makes it the first MCU project on Disney Plus to follow the Netflix binge model of releasing all of the episodes on the same day.
Alaqua Cox’s Hawkeye spinoff series will be the tenth overall original Marvel Studios series for Disney Plus. It’s also one of two live-action spin-offs from a previous series — the other being the WandaVision offshoot Agatha: Coven of Chaos.
Serving as executive producers on Echo are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Stephen Broussard, Richie Palmer, Marion Dayre, and Jason Gavin, while Amy Rardin, Sydney Freeland, Christina King, and Jennifer Booth will serve as co-executive producers.
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