Fans haven’t seen the last of Daredevil and Kingpin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio are slated to reprise their roles as Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Wilson Fisk/Kingpin respectively in Echo. The upcoming Marvel Studios Disney+ series acts as a spinoff of 2021’s Hawkeye series, focusing on Alaqua Cox‘s deaf vigilante Maya Lopez/Echo.
For those who haven’t seen Hawkeye yet (and shame on you if you haven’t), the finale featured Echo shooting Kingpin with a gun. Granted we heard the shot fired off-screen, which left plenty of speculation over whether Kingpin was actually dead or not. Well, it turns out he’s still alive and will be reportedly rocking an eye patch in Echo because of being shot in the head by Echo.
D’Onofrio is expected to appear in four episodes of Echo in a storyline that sees him running for mayor of New York City. In Marvel Comics, Kingpin has been depicted as the mayor of NYC.
Meanwhile, Cox will appear in three episodes as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, who is apparently searching for a former ally (rumored to be Jessica Jones). Fans last saw Cox as Matt Murdock in 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, where he offered Peter Parker some legal advice. Daredevil will also be sporting a new suit in Echo, one reminiscent of his red and black outfit from the comics.
Cox and D’Onofrio first appeared as Daredevil and Kingpin respectively in the Netflix/Marvel series Daredevil for three seasons between 2015 and 2018. It is unknown if Kingpin will appear again in the MCU after Echo, but Cox is expected to return for the new Daredevil series that is currently in development at Marvel Studios.
Echo is expected to premiere on Disney+ in 2023.
What do you think about Daredevil and Kingpin appearing in Echo? Are you excited?