Vincent D’Onofrio made his grand return as the Kingpin of Crime in Echo. New concept art for the series teases a darker, “corrupted” version of one of Marvel’s greatest villains.
While fans were happy to see Vincent D’Onofrio return in Echo, many were disappointed that a bullet through the head at the end of Hawkeye only amounted to an eyepatch. This was an issue seemingly addressed in earlier incarnations of the character, with newly revealed concept art showing off a corrupted Kingpin with much more wear from the injury.
While it’s unclear why Marvel went with a much tamer version of Kingpin for Echo, this corrupted version of the character shows off the darker potential of this corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s possible Vincent D’Onofrio will break down into this version of the character in a future appearance, though it seems this concept art is simply a relic of what could have been.
What to expect from the new Daredevil series
Marvel Studios recently scrapped the entire creative team for Daredevil: Born Again due to internal criticism. The previous incarnation of the show focused mainly on the legal aspects of Matt Murdock, with the hero not suiting up until episode 4. The series is expected to go through a complete creative rework to focus more on action and violence, just like the Netflix version.
Little is known of Daredevil: Born Again, with plot details being kept under wraps. Jon Bernthal’s Punisher, Sandrine Holt, Margarita Levieva, Michael Gandolfini, Nikki M. James, and Michael Gaston are set to appear in the series opposite Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, a.k.a Kingpin.
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