One of the long held hopes among Marvel fans has been to see the New York City-based heroes and villains, who have so much interaction in the comics, finally cross paths on the big screen. Chief among these desired crossovers is to see the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen and the Spider of Queens to unite. In the comics, Spider-Man and Daredevil both share common enemies, most notably Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. Kingpin. Fans would love to see the crime lord mix it up with his original foe Spider-Man on the big screen, and they’re not alone. Responding to a fan lamenting this would never happen, Kingpin actor Vincent D’Onofrio made it clear he wants his character in a Spider-Man movie. Take a look:
Clearly Vincent D’Onofrio is not resigned to his character remaining constrained to the small screen and seems optimistic that the Kingpin could one day show up in a Spider-Man movie. More than that, the actor seems to want it to happen just as much as the fans do. Vincent D’Onofrio’s Twitter response is great, too. His response sounds like how the Kingpin himself would incredulously respond to someone telling him what he can and can’t do. If the Kingpin wants to be in a Spider-Man movie, the Kingpin will be in a Spider-Man movie.
If you actually answer Vincent D’Onofrio’s query, things get a bit more muddled. The characters of Marvel’s Netflix-verse have all crossed over with one another, but none of them have appeared in the MCU films, not even in Avengers: Infinity War. Despite being all under the Marvel Entertainment banner, Marvel Television and Marvel Studios are separate entities which have not shown a great willingness or desire to work together. Beyond that, Spider-Man isn’t even under the Marvel banner, he’s under Sony’s.
So there are some logistical hurdles that must be cleared for this matchup to take place, but there is hope to cling to. Sony is apparently keen on more integration of its Spider-verse films and the Avengers, so perhaps there is an opening for the Kingpin to make his way into the film universe if all the requisite parties can come to an agreement. Vincent D’Onofrio wants it, so that’s at least one less step necessary to make this a reality. And hey, we never thought Sony would allow Spidey in the MCU or the X-Men would be returning home, so stranger things have happened.
It would certainly be a pity if this doesn’t happen considering how great of a villain Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin is. For my money he is the best of the Netflix-verse villains and deserves to be among Loki, Killmonger and Thanos at the top of the villain heap. Spidey vs. Kingpin will have to wait though. Kingpin is getting ready to go round two with Matt Murdock in Daredevil Season 3, which premieres on October 19. Spider-Man is currently dust and will be hanging out in Europe for his next adventure in Spider-Man: Far From Home, which swings into theaters on July 5, 2019.
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