See The First Look At Vincent D’Onofrio’s Return As Kingpin

Take a look at the first images of Vincent D'Onofrio as the actual Kingpin coming here for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

By Charlene Badasie | Published

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As production continues on Echo, Marvel Studios’ upcoming superhero series, new behind-the-scenes photos from the Atlanta set have surfaced online featuring Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin. The fan-favorite villain, who was last seen during Hawkeye’s season finale, is seen wearing his signature white suit. The superhero made her MCU debut in the Jeremy Renner-led series, with Kingpin revealing himself as her mysterious uncle and the leader of the Tracksuit Mafia who was asserting his dominance over New York.

Check out the images of Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin below:

The series is particularly exciting due to the inclusion of Charlie Cox’s Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin as both characters have notable ties to Maya Lopez/Echo in the comics. The 63-year-old first appeared as Wilson Fisk in Netflix’s Daredevil, although the villain seemed to vanish following the show’s cancellation. The final episode of Hawkeye ended with Maya seemingly shooting and killing her adoptive father. But nobody was really convinced that the Kingpin of Crime went down so quickly after his Disney+ debut.

Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, Echo was adapted for Disney’s streaming service by Marion Dayre. The show will serve as the 10th series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. Essentially a Hawkeye spin-off, the story sees Maya Lopez return to her hometown where she must come to terms with her past. There she reconnects with her Native American roots and embraces her family and community while distancing herself from Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin.

Referencing the shooting of her father (played by Vincent D’Onofrio) Marvel said the series would also explore the consequences of Echo’s actions in Hawkeye. Meanwhile, Matt Murdock/Daredevil’s inclusion in the story sees him searching for a former ally, which has been reported to be Jessica Jones. Marion Dayre serves as head writer for Echo, with Sydney Freeland leading the directing team. The writers’ room also features Bobby Wilson, Rebecca Roanhorse, Shoshannah Stern, Josh Feldman, Kaitlyn Jeffers, Steven Paul Judd, Jason Gavin, Ken Kristensen, Dara Resnik, and Jessica Mecklenburg.

Development of the spin-off began in March 2021, while filming started during late April in Atlanta, Peachtree City, Social Circle, and Grantville, Georgia. The project is set to wrap up this September. Along with Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez and Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin, the series features a stellar cast that includes Chaske Spencer, Tantoo Cardinal, Devery Jacobs, Cody Lightning, Graham Greene, and Zahn McClarnon. Charlie Cox is also set to reprise his role as Daredevil.

Created by David Mack and Joe Quesada, Echo made her Marvel Comics debut in 1999’s Daredevil #9. Maya Lopez was a young girl when her father Willie “Crazy Horse” Lincoln was killed by the Kingpin (played by Vincent D’Onofrio on screen). As Crazy Horse died, he left a bloody handprint on Maya’s face along with a dying wish that the Kingpin raise her. As such, the villain cares for her like his own daughter. It will be interesting to see how the series incorporates the source material. Produced by 20th Television, Echo is expected to premiere in 2023 as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Five.

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