Tom Holland’s third standalone outing as Spider-Man is coming later this year. While whatever happens with him as the iconic hero is up in the air, there is a new report that suggests Sony is making plans. We Got This Covered is reporting that Sony wants Vincent D’Onofrio to return at Kingpin for a fourth Spider-Man movie.
While we advise readers to take this with a grain of salt, or a handful, you never know where things will go in the future when it comes to comic book movies. But according to this article, Sony wants Vincent D’Onofrio as the central antagonist for another Tom Holland-led web-slinger installment.
We need to wait for more corroboration, but to play with the idea, these are the thin threads that could support Vincent D’Onofrio in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, whether it is in Spider-Man 4 or something else.
It does appear that Vincent D’Onofrio is interested in reprising his role. Last year, he teased on Twitter that he wanted to appear in Spider-Man 3, which now has the full title Spider-Man 3: No Way Home. In the tweet, he quoted his villain by saying, “when I was a boy…,” making for a nice wink to those Daredevil fans out there who would like to see him return.
There was another time Vincent D’Onofrio teased the internet by making small comments on Twitter. In 2018, a user tweeted that it is “endlessly sad” that we won’t see Wilson Fisk appear to fight the wall-crawling hero. His response was to question it by saying, “Who says?”
There are no known plans to bring the Netflix Marvel stars over into the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kevin Feige told Deadline that he has learned to “never say never” as anything is possible. With this rumor about Vincent D’Onofrio and a plethora of rumors surrounding Charlie Cox reprising his role as Daredevil in No Way Home and She-Hulk, who knows what can happen.
Sony does own the rights to Spider-Man while collaborating with Marvel. Sony’s plans to build a greater universe are a bit up in the air. Movies like Morbius, Venom, and Spider-Verse show work is being done, but not the extent of connecting threads like with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the latter being so busy, Vincent D’Onofrio could make room for the rights holder if all works out.
The complexity of the rights and plans laid out is what makes it hard to believe we will see Vincent D’Onofrio, or at least for a long time. Spider-Man director Jon Watts has Fantastic Four in his future, Marvel has a huge slate of movies and shows, and Sony is unclear about its long-term strategy for these comic book characters being depicted on the big screen.
Vincent D’Onofrio took Wilson Fisk to new heights with his run in Netflix’s Daredevil series. He was the central villain in the first and third seasons, with a reserved role in the second as he pulled some strings. His intense performance as the sympathetic criminal was one of the most compelling aspects of the show, especially when acting with his co-stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Hall, and Ayelet Zurer.