Wilson Fisk will return for Daredevil Season 3
VOD News | On 26, Oct 2017
Wilson Fisk will return for Season 3 of Daredevil, Marvel has announced.
Fisk, aka. iconic Daredevil comics villain Kingpin, was one of the major reasons Season 1 of the Netflix series was so widely praised, as Vincent D’Onofrio played the powerful businessman trying to control Hell’s Kitchen with vulnerability and menace.
“In the past, he’s been portrayed as an enormous brute, but D’Onofrio digs deep to create a fascinating character, drawing inspiration from the likes of Tony Soprano and even his own role from Full Metal Jacket,” we wrote in our review. “His hulking physique belies an awkwardness that’s both touching and a little disconcerting; when his civilised mask finally slips, it makes for a truly terrifying sight.”
Season 2 of Daredevil brought him back for a brief cameo, once again pitting him against attorney Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) and his horned alter-ego. While that appearance was a surprise, Marvel is making no secret of Fisk’s return to the limelight for the show’s upcoming third run.
The news is announced by Marvel just as Erik Oleson joins the Netflix original series as showrunner and executive producer. Oleson was most recently head writer and Executive Producer of Amazon’s The Man In The High Castle. Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) and Loeb will exec produce the show, alongside Jim Chory (Marvel’s Jessica Jones).
“Vincent is an exceptional actor who returns with the incredible gravitas he brings to Fisk,” says executive producer, Jeph Loeb, adding, “we’re very excited how Marvel’s Daredevil develops through the creative lens and guidance of our new showrunner, Erik Oleson.”
D’Onofrio will be joined by returning cast members, including Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), and Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson). Season 3 of Daredevil is expected to air in 2018. You can see the first teaser trailer for the series here.