New Daredevil: Born Again set photos have hinted at a major kingpin-focused storyline in the upcoming Disney+ series.
The photos show Wilson Fisk/Kingpin actor Vincent D’Onofrio in his costume on set. Notably, part of his outfit is a US flag pin, further nodding to the character’s mayoral campaign history, which surfaced in other set photos earlier this year.
Kingpin has previously become Mayor of New York City in the comics, with Matt Murdock/Daredevil becoming his Deputy Mayor at the time and attempting to bring him down from within. In the source material, Fisk, as mayor, took a tough stance against vigilantes like Spider-Man and Daredevil. However, whether this aspect of the story carries over is unconfirmed.
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What is Daredevil: Born Again?
Daredevil: Born Again is described as an 18-episode revival of the original, which ran for three seasons. Lead actors Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio return in their respective roles as Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Wilson Fisk/Kingpin.
Both characters debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2021. Kingpin guest-starred in the Disney+ Hawkeye series and Matt Murdock made a brief appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Cox also guest-starred in two episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, in which he showed a lighter side of the hero.
Alongside Cox and D’Onofrio, the Daredevil revival will also see the long-awaited return of Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle/Punisher. They are joined by Sandrine Holt as Vanessa Fisk, Michael Gandolfini, Margarita Levieva, Michael Gaston, Nikki M. James and Arty Froushan.
Daredevil: Born Again is lead writers Matt Corman and Chris Ord, who will also serve as executive producers alongside Kevin Feige. The series is currently scheduled to premiere on Disney+ in spring 2024.