He said, "Vincent is an exceptional actor who returns with the incredible gravitas he brings to Fisk". Now, those plans may finally come to fruition because Vincent D'Onofrio is officially back for Daredevil season 3! Steven S. DeKnight supervised Daredevil's inaugural year, while Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez took over in season 2 before moving onto The Defenders. There are some brutal scenes from the first season of Daredevil involving the Kingpin. Star Charlie Cox has confirmed that the third season of Daredevil will be loosely inspired by the story in the wake of The Defenders, so even at its loosest it isn't that surprising that Wilson Fisk will still play a major role in the TV version of this saga.
In addition, Daredevil will be getting a new showrunner for Season 3 in the form of Erik Oleson, who is known for his work on the CW's Arrow and The Man in the High Castle.
That particular story beat is more than familiar to comic fans - it's from "Born Again", the 1986 storyline that saw Kingpin learn Daredevil's secret identity and attempt to destroy his life. Additionally, season one showrunner Drew Goddard is listed as an executive producer for season 3. Wilson is one of the best Marvel TV villains, if not one of the best MCU villains, and offers a formidable foil to the brooding Matt Murdock.More news: Apple doubles down on wireless charging with its latest acquisition
D'Onofrio did an excellent job portraying the complex and layered villain of Daredevil's first season. Should he be Matt Murdock's primary nemesis once again?
We're very excited how Marvel's Daredevil develops through the creative lens and guidance of our new showrunner, Erik Oleson. There's no official premiere date for this new season, but we can probably expect it to be on deck sooner after Jessica Jones releases its Season 2 premiere date.
What do you think of D'Onofrio coming back as Kingpin?