Deadline reports Vincent D’Onofrio is set to reprise his role as the fearsome crime lord Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin in the third seasons of the hit Marvel Netflix series Daredevil.
After having starred in the first season of Daredevil and returning for a smaller part in the second season of the hit series, D’Onofrio has been absent from all of Netflix’s subsequent Marvel follow-ups including the first seasons of Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the street level hero team-up The Defenders. The actor recently revealed he was confident he would be returning to the role.
In addition, Erik Oleson will be taking the reigns as the new showrunner. Oleson served as executive producer on The Man in the High Castle as well as a co-executive producer The CW’s hit DC Comics drama Arrow. Oleson exec produces alongside Jeph Loeb, Drew Goddard, and Jim Chory. Loeb released a statement to the trade expressing his excitement to have D’Onofrio returning to the series.
“Vincent is an exceptional actor who returns with the incredible gravitas he brings to Fisk.”
Loeb also shared his confidence in Oleson coming on board as showrunner:
“We’re very excited how Marvel’s Daredevil develops through the creative lens and guidance of our new showrunner, Erik Oleson.”
While Daredevil Season 3 is expected to go into production late this month, the third season remains without a release date. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Netflix corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we learn it.
10 The Defenders/Marvel Cinematic Universe Crossovers We Want To See
After three long years, the Marvel Netflix universe is finally coming together for the epic crossover event series The Defenders, where Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will team up to fight to save New York from a massive army of deadly ninjas known as The Hand. However, that is not the only crossover that Marvel and Defenders fans are longing for. Ever since these shows were announced, fans have been wondering when we might be able to see these characters appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe proper or when we might see a movie character appear on one of the shows.
Currently, though, there seems to be a divide between Marvel Television and Marvel Studios. They always like to say “it’s all connected,” but the most we get in the Netflix world is the occasional reference to “magic hammers” or “the green guy” or “the incident.” Marvel’s ABC shows have been given a bit more love, with characters like Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, Colbie Smulders’ Maria Hill or Jaimie Alexander’s Lady Sif showing up from time to time on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but we still haven’t seen much crossover in the way of actual Avengers appearing on the show or characters like Daisy Johnson/Quake (Chloe Bennet) appearing in a Marvel film.
Who knows if we’ll ever actually see these two worlds clash in a way that is satisfying to both fans of the films and fans of the shows, but it sure is a heck of a lot of fun to dream. With these worlds so populated by superheroes, the possibilities are endless, but there are quite a few crossovers that we already know we would love to see.
Before we begin with this list, I would like to note that this article may feature spoilers for some of the Marvel Netflix series up until this point, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. However, I have not seen any episodes of The Defenders yet, so there will be no intentional spoilers for that show.
So, without further adieu, here are the ten crossovers between Netflix’s The Defenders and the Marvel Cinematic Universe films that we want to see. Hit the next button below to begin!