Did You Spot Kingpin in Hawkeye? The MCU is Changing His Relationship with Maya

One of the biggest theories with the Hawkeye series has to be around who is going to be the prime antagonist of the series. While the first two episodes generated certain hints nothing was yet confirmed regarding the antagonist of the series. But this time around we get to see someone being referenced a lot in the episode. Fans had been wondering if MCU will actually incorporate the Netflix Marvel shows and there have been many theories surrounding Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin making an appearance in the series. A major reference has been made to Kingpin in Hawkeye, based on a mysterious character appearing in the third episode. But there might be some alteration to his relationship with Maya Lopez, aka Echo.  

Kingpin in Hawkeye?

The third episode of the series opens with the narrative of Alaqua Cox’s Maya Lopez being explored. We get to see a very touching narrative of her relationship with her father and being brought up in a school where no one else was like her. While this gets us some idea about the character and what might be driving her, there was a major reference made to another interesting character.


Kingpin in Hawkeye

Maya’s father kneels down to talk to her at the Karate Academy and tells her how to match up with the other kids in the class and how to defeat them. He then tells her, “Uncle will take you home after class.”. Then we see a man in a black tux appearing and touching Maya’s cheek with a slight chuckle. Fans have said that the chuckle and cufflinks of the man in the tux clearly indicate that it is Vincent D’Onofrio reprising his role as Kingpin. But considering the relationship, Maya has with Kingpin in the comics, how is MCU going to change that?


As Maya’s father calls the man her uncle there is a chance that they will use the narrative from the comics where Maya’s father was actually working for Kingpin. When her father was killed by Ronin then Kingpin must have taken her under his wings. This would mean that she is presently working for Kingpin as Cling mentioned while talking to Kate about them. He mentioned there’s someone at the top who is looking over this and nobody should mess with him.

Kingpin in Hawkeye

Let’s hope we get to see more of Kingpin’s arc next to Maya Lopez being explored in the upcoming episodes. Or maybe, we’ll continue to see more of Kingpin and Maya in the new Disney+ series, Echo!

Hawkeye returns with its episode 4 on Wednesday. We’ve also got several other upcoming MCU shows for Disney Plus including Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, Secret Invasion, Ironheart, I am Groot, Armor Wars, Echo, Wakanda, Loki season 2, What If…? Season 2, Agatha House of Harkness, Werewolf by Night, and Okoye.

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