This is such great news: Vincent D'Onofrio will be playing Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin, in Netflix's Daredevil show. D'Onofrio was, of course, in Full Metal Jacket and Men In Black and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and he's a great actor... but more than that he's a weird actor. He's always making weird choices. Check out his astonishing villain turn in Escape Plan, a movie he elevates with his constant and wonderful weirdness. I don't know why Nic Cage gets all this love when D'Onofrio isn't just a better actor, he's an eternally odder actor.
The official press release describes Wilson Fisk like this:
"[A] powerful businessman whose interests in the future of Hell’s Kitchen will bring him into conflict with the blind attorney Matt Murdock and his alter ego Daredevil."
In the comics Kingpin is HUMONGOUS, and also bald. Will D'Onofrio go back to his Private Pyle hairdo for this one? I just can't wait for the odd intensity he will bring to the role, the off-kilter line readings, the strange bits of business in which he'll constantly be engaged. Also, I can't wait to see him in a fight scene.