Just a couple of hours after Marvel Studios dropped its holiday-themed trailer for Hawkeye, MCU followers are having a Christmas-like morning after actor Vincent D’Onofrio’s Twitter exercise began teasing what is perhaps the reincarnation of his advantageous Kingpin.
While solely a few weeks in the past Charlie Cox was holding the Marvel rumor mill busy as followers speculated on whether or not he appeared in Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s trailer, these theories have now been debunked by the magic of IMAX theaters and it’s time for an additional Daredevil star to get some consideration due to Hawkeye. After all, D’Onofrio was continually praised for his portrayal of Wilson Fisk in Daredevil because it managed to change into essentially the most profitable of Netflix’s Marvel reveals.
As it seems, D’Onofrio posted an nearly completely timed canine tweet that some followers imagine could possibly be referencing Hawkeye’s greatest bud from the comics, Lucky the Pizza Dog, and thus sign the actor’s grand return, or somewhat his introduction to the MCU. If that’s not sufficient to gasoline the fires of hypothesis, then D’Onofrio liking a wave of tweets with messages like “THE KING RETURNS IN HAWKEYE” or “Can’t wait to see you King” will certainly hold plenty of followers on their toes till November 24, when Hawkeye hits Disney Plus.
Kingpin is one in every of Marvel’s greatest and most recognizable villains, and though his legal actions are typically largely confined to New York City, it’s exactly that and his lack of superpowers that may make him excellent for Hawkeye. Combine that with D’Onofrio’s agency grasp over the position, and the previous leaks pointing in the direction of Kingpin’s debut begin to look fairly stable.
Marvel Studios at all times plans forward with loads of time, so having Kingpin thrown into the MCU combine would put together him for future encounters with Daredevil, X-Men, and even Shang-Chi, although any Spider-Man crossovers would rely on what Sony plans to do with Peter Parker. As for Hawkeye itself, the sequence seems to be borrowing themes from the Hawkeye Vol. 4 comics and mixing that with Clint Barton’s stint as Ronin within the MCU, so Echo’s (Alaqua Cox) casting within the present would solely give additional purpose for Kingpin to indicate up since she’s his adoptive daughter from Marvel Comics.
Let’s not neglect that Marvel Studios has confirmed prior to now that Netflix’s reveals should not canon to the MCU, nevertheless, that doesn’t forestall writers from utilizing characters that have been so completely solid and scripted earlier than. If rumors are true, then D’Onofrio might simply change into one of many MCU’s greatest villains very quickly, or not less than most definitely in “this city.”
Hawkeye will premiere on November 24, 2021, completely on Disney Plus.