Vincent D’Onofrio Says The Kingpin Won’t Be In Spider-Man: Homecoming Or The Defenders


Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin might just be one of the best Marvel villains we’ve ever seen on screen. We all know that the studio struggles when it comes to crafting strong antagonists for their feature films, but even amongst their work on television, the Kingpin stands as one of the most formidable and threatening villains to date.

Given that, it’s not hard to see why fans have been holding out hope that he may appear outside of the show in which he first appeared, Daredevil. After all, the character has had many run-ins with Spider-Man in the comics, leading people to think he could be in Homecoming, and given that the Man Without Fear will play an important part in The Defenders, it might make sense for the Kingpin to show up there as well.


Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like either of those things will happen. We will be seeing the Kingpin again, as he’s set to make an appearance in The Punisher (at least, that’s what rumors point to), but he won’t be in either Homecoming or The Defenders. That’s according to D’Onofrio himself, who said the following on Twitter when fans asked him about it.

Though this is definitely disappointing to hear, I still wouldn’t rule it out from happening just yet. D’Onofrio may not have anything lined up for either project at the moment, but Marvel knows how popular his character is and we wouldn’t be surprised to see him appear in another show down the line. Making the jump to film might be more difficult, but to have the Kingpin show up in another Netflix series would be pretty easy and there’s really no reason why it shouldn’t happen.

For now, we’ll just have to keep our eye open for D’Onofrio in The Punisher and Daredevil season 3, as it’s all but confirmed that he’ll have a role in both. Whether or not Marvel will use him elsewhere remains to be seen, but what do you think? Should the character appear in other shows as well? Sound off down below and give us your thoughts!