Vincent D’Onofrio Reveals What Happened To Kingpin During The Blip

One of the biggest theories surrounding the upcoming characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was definitely the addition of the fan-favorite characters from Netflix’s Daredevil. Fans wanted to see Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio return to their characters of Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk in the MCU. After a long wait, this was confirmed true when fans got to see Kingpin in the Disney+ series Hawkeye. There was a lot of speculation about how the history of the character from the Netflix series will be added into the MCU. This was mostly because it was confirmed that Daredevil won’t be canon to the MCU. Vincent D’Onofrio has revealed some important backstory to his character in the MCU. Now we know what happened to Kingpin during the blip.

Kingpin in MCU

Fans finally got to see Vincent D’Onofrio in the MCU with the actor reprising his fan-favorite portrayal of Wilson Fisk/Kingpin in the MCU. This doesn’t come as much surprise considering there had been massive hints of the character appearing in Hawkeye and the upcoming spin-off series. There were already theories about how this addition could be made possible considering there was a significant arc for the character in Netflix’s Daredevil. But one thing remained, the character was never mentioned before the MCU and he is significant enough to have been mentioned by the SHIELD or any one of the Avengers.


What Happened To Kingpin?

Kingpin actor Vincent D’Onofrio has been quite vocal with fans about the theories surrounding his character. He has always mentioned his love for the character and his interest in being part of the MCU. The actor actively responded to various theories that talked about his return to the role in the MCU but never admitted about his appearance in the MCU projects. During an ongoing discussion on Twitter about his appearance in Hawkeye, the actor tweeted about the arc of his character.


The actor tweeted:

Trust me In Hawkeye I’m playing the character as if the character from DD survivor of “the blip”Is now set on getting back his city. The blip weakened his crown, his authority over his kingdom. Now he wants it back. He’s in damage control mode. That’s all. Merry Merry.


What Happened To Kingpin?

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporterthe actor spoke about the Hawkeye finale. He mentioned:

That’s the way we approached it – or the way I definitely approached it. Story-wise, the blip has happened. Kingpin has lost his city a bit, not completely, but he’s lost some of his kingdom. And in Hawkeye, the idea was that he wants his city back. He considers it his. So as the actor playing the character, I approached it exactly the same way I developed the character that I portrayed on Daredevil. He has the same emotional life. Everything that he does, everything that he says, every confrontation that he has, every emotion that he shows, comes through the events and the pain of his childhood. So that’s still Fisk, to me. He’s a bit physically stronger than he was. He has more strength and he can take a lot more physical abuse. But in Hawkeye, the thing that will continue to ground him is that he’s based in an emotional foundation. That’s what I think is the key to my portrayal of Fisk. You can do anything you want with him, but his inner self is that of a child and a monster.


While the actor might have provided some clarity about the character’s arc, it still just does not entirely confirm that it is in continuity with the Daredevil series. There is a chance that this character might actually just be a variant of the Kingpin from the Netflix series. That is also justified based on what we got to see in the case of the character of J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man movies. J.K. Simmons reprised his role as the character in the movies but the Multiverse theory confirmed that he is just a variant. Fans can see the complete season of Hawkeye on Disney+.

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