You will want to have seen the season finale of the Disney+ Hawkeye series and Spider-Man: No Way Home before reading this article.
Actor Vincent D’Onofrio
who originally played the character of Kingpin (Wilson Fisk) in the Netflix based Daredevil series and more recently reprized the role in the new Disney+ Hawkeye series which just had it's season finale this past week.
With his appearance in Hawkeye
, it has left us all wondering if that now makes the Marvel Neflix
shows officially part of the MCU
recently did an interview with Cinemablend
where he talks a bit about this. In the interview he states that in his mind
seen in the Netflix Daredevil
series and the one seen in Hawkeye
are one in the same. That Kevin Feige
and company will try and connect as many dots as possible, but not all dots are possible to connect.
So in some ways this is kind of a non-answer, but for the most part it doesn't seem like the Netflix
shows are technically going to be MCU
cannon. For many of the characters that appeared in the Netflix
shows, we may see them reprise the same roles if they appear in the MCU
such as Kingpin
. We also saw Charlie Cox
reprise his role of Matt Murdock
in the recent Spider-Man: No Way Home
movie, if only for a minute. But I don't think we can expect them to ever reference specific things from the Netflix
shows, and likely some things from the Netflix shows will totally forgotten.
Still at the crux, the things these actors did well in bringing the Marvel characters to life during the Netflix
show will be kept as they jump into the MCU
also confirmed that the outfit he is wearing in the season finale of Hawkeye
was inspired by the one seen in the Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business
ending in Hawkeye
also seems to be borrowing heavily from the comics. His final confrontation with the character Echo/Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox)
at the end of the season finale originally played itself out in the Daredevil / Echo: Parts of a Hole
storyline back in 1998.
is getting her own Disney+ series
, so we could possibly see both Kingpin
show up there. Only time will tell.