Kingpin in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe? Vincent D’Onofrio Reveals Why We Can’t Predict His Next Appearance


Sony Pictures is, after Disney, the second most prolific studio when it comes to developing Marvel content. Before 2019, there were Disney, Fox, and Sony, but then Disney purchased Fox, and although Disney and Sony made a deal that brought Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony still believes that they can use their rights for Marvel characters to build some cinematic universe featuring villains and anti-heroes associated with Spider-Man.

This attempt at creating their cinematic universe, in large part failed, due to having only a few successful projects with the latest two, ‘Morbius’ and ‘Madame Web’ being absolute flops.

Still, according to recent reports, Sony is not giving up on their cinematic universe or their supporting Spider-Man characters, which will undoubtedly affect the MCU in the future.

Now Vincent D’Onofrio speaking with Collider, who is mostly known to audiences as Kingpin, one of Daredevil’s most famous adversaries, commented how due to the complicated rights between the two companies, he can never predict which project Kingpin will show up next.

I’m going to transparently say this: You know the whole Marvel-Sony thing, right? So there are characters — Marvel characters invented by Marvel — that are caught in between Marvel and Sony. And so it takes a long time for them to figure out who is doing what. I just never know where [Kingpin can show up] . My character is in that kind of situation, unlike Charlie’s. So I don’t know, it’s part of the deal when it comes to playing Kingpin.

Kingpin is considered both Daredevil’s and Spider-Man’s enemy, this is nothing new, and so far, the character (and the actor) have appeared in Netflix’s ‘Defenders’ Saga as well as MCU’s ‘Echo.’

We don’t know what the future holds for Kingpin, but he is rumored to be included in the next Spider-Man movie developed within the MCU. Naturally, when it comes to confirmed projects D’Onofrio will reprise his role in the upcoming ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ and he is set to voice Kingpin in the upcoming animated show ‘Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man.’

As far as SSU goes, yes, Kingpin can technically appear in future projects, but in that case, a clear connection between the two universes needs to be established, which is possible due to the Multiverse. Tom Hardy’s Venom already popped up in the MCU, and now the line is set to blur even more.

What do you think? Would you like to see Kingpin in the SSU? Let us know in the comments below!

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