Marvel has upped its own ante with Daredevil, now that the Netflix version has been made cannon to the MCU. Vincent D’Onofrio (Wilson Fisk/Kingpin) told The Hollywood Reporter that the next Daredevil installment is directly connected to the original story. He reprises his role as the manic mobster in Marvel’s latest series, Echo.
D’Onofrio says that they are “for sure only speaking about it in terms of being connected to the original Daredevil.” He says that it brings in the events and the supporting stories to work on for the next part. Daredevil: Born Again will be based upon the “history” of all three seasons, and the “outcome of that history.”
The actor also says that both Kingpin and Charlie Cox’s Matthew Murdock/Daredevil are “different” from the rest of the MCU. “Neither of us have superpowers, and we’re not from outer space. We’re character-driven story characters. That’s the way we were presented originally, and that’s the idea now.” To maintain their uniqueness, D’Onofrio says the team has to “change things slightly to make [their] story interesting.”
Daredevil: Born Again was well in its beginning stages but proved to be disappointing with its early footages. The whole team was then replaced by a new one, with Dario Scardapane being brought in as showrunner. He is the writer behind Marvel’s The Punisher, and is joined by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. The latter are directors of Loki and Moon Knight. Given the success of all three series, Daredevil: Born Again now has potential worthy of exceeding our expectations.
As of Wilson Fisk’s current situation, he is still in troubled waters with his protégé, Maya Lopez. She is the latest character to be in pursuit of Fisk, adding to his list of enemies. Echo is receiving a lukewarm response from the audience, but good critical reviews as well. Our favorite night vigilante also appears in this series, and will be in the spotlight with Daredevil: Born Again.