Vincent D’Onofrio Explains Why Kingpin Returns To ‘Echo’ After His Fake ‘Hawkeye’ Death

How did he survive?

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Vincent D’Onofrio makes his grand return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Kingpin in Echo. But how exactly is Wilson Fisk alive after his seeming death in Hawkeye?

The ending of Hawkeye was one of the most surprising in the MCU, if only for the insinuation that Wilson Fisk had been killed at the hands of Maya Lopez. However, with Vincent D’Onofrio officially set to return as the Kingpin in Echo, fans have been asking how he managed to survive. While D’Onofrio kept the answer close to his chest, he teased how and why his character had to return:

“If you’re a fan of Kingpin and Daredevil – the old comics – you know that Kingpin never dies,” D’Onofrio told TV Line during a recent interview. “We just had to figure out a clever way of [moving] on from that shot towards the face and how we bring it into Echo, and we came up with a really cool thing. He does get hurt pretty bad.”

Wilson Fisk is no stranger to surviving headshots. In fact, his fake death in Hawkeye was a direct homage to a similar moment in the comics where Maya Lopez shot out both of his eyes after discovering he killed her father. While Echo doesn’t follow the same aftermath in the MCU, the production team has certainly found an interesting way to bring back Vincent D’Onofrio as the show’s big bad.

Where Echo lies within the MCU

Alaqua Cox’s Hawkeye spinoff series is 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 serve as co-executive producers.

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Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

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