Vincent D’Onofrio on Kingpin in MCU and this Hawaiian shirt

With the cat now completely out of the bag Vincent D’Onofrio returns as the Kingpin in Marvel’s Hawk Eye series for Disney+, the actor is opening up about reprising his fan-favorite role and continuing to get closer to the comic book roots of classic villains. During the Hawk Eye season finale, Kingpin wears a distinctive Hawaiian shirt, which has a connection to the source material as well as D’Onofrio’s time playing the character on the daredevil series for Netflix.

Via Weekly entertainment:

I believe the Hawaiian shirt, white suit and hat are from the “Family Business” comic [arc]. This is actually my screen saver on my computer, and has been since I started making daredevil years ago. So I think it comes from there, [and] the aspect of collaborating with the amazing costumers there. With Fisk, like a lot of characters in the MCU, there’s a palette of looks they’ve had over the years and we had plenty to choose from. So yes, I have feedback and it’s like a collaborative effort. It’s really fun to be creative with the Marvel team.

Of course, the big question is whether Charlie Cox and D’Onofrio appearing in the MCU officially make Netflix series canon. No more Spider-Man: No Coming Home or Hawk Eye answer that billion dollar question, but D’Onofrio does his best to offer his opinion on the situation.

“I know we’re back with the same guy,” D’Onofrio told EW. “It’s hard to connect all the dots, but they connected as many as they could and he had lost some of his power because of the Blip. But the idea [was] to bring it into Hawk Eyeto be the same character he was in the previous series and play it like that.

So essentially it’s still the same Kingpin, but whether or not the events of the Netflix shows happened in the MCU is unknown. We’ll go ahead and file the answer to this one under “A little…?”

(via Entertainment Weekly)

Elizabeth J. Harless