Why This Hawkeye Villain Is "Surprised" to Be Back in the MCU

Spoiler alert: Vincent D'Onofrio makes being bad look so good. The Daredevil baddie dished on reprising his role of Wilson Fisk for Hawkeye and what's next to come for him in the MCU.

By Samantha Bergeson, Jillian Fabiano Dec 23, 2021 5:14 PMTags
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This is an early Christmas present to all Marvel fans. 

Beloved baddie Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio) is officially back in the MCU, thanks to a shocking reveal in Disney+'s Hawkeye finale on Dec. 22. Fisk, a.k.a. The Kingpin, is a major villain from the since-cancelled Netflix series Daredevil. 

"I was so thrilled that Kevin [Feige] asked me to come in and do [the role again]," D'Onofrio exclusively told E! News. "It was very similar to when I was creating the character for Daredevil originally. It's thrilling. I'm sure my reaction was very similar to how you would react if they asked you." 

D'Onofrio knew how to immediately step back into the "shady dealings" as Fisk—albeit with a twist. 

"I do think that he's in a different place than he was in Daredevil," the former Law & Order: Criminal Intent actor explained. "It's after the blip, and he's not as rich and as powerful as he was going out of Daredevil, but it was obvious that during Hawkeye, you knew that he was on his way. That was fun to be able to kind of think of him in terms of being...I don't want to say desperate, but in the mode of getting the city back, what he believes is his city."  

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And lest we forget that Charlie Cox, who played the titular hero in the same series, also recently reappeared as Spider-Man's lawyer in No Way Home. So is there a new Daredevil in the works? 

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"I can't tease anything," D'Onofrio said. "I mean, everybody knows this about the secrets that Marvel keeps. I wish I knew and I really enjoy playing the character a lot and I just really hope that get to again." 

D'Onofrio added, "Daredevil ended years ago, so I was surprised when I was called back to do Hawkeye. I was really excited about it. So when it comes to Daredevil, I continue to support the fans who want Daredevil to come back, but you know, I have no idea." 

Here's hoping!

Watch the full interview above to hear what it was like reuniting with Vera Farmiga, as well as D'Onofrio's favorite behind-the-scenes moments!

Hawkeye is now streaming on Disney+.