Equal parts ruthless businessman and brutal thug, Wilson Fisk rules New York's underworld with an iron fist. Marvel's interpretation of the criminal leader has always been one of excess – both in physical size and consumptive ferocity. On the big screen, the late Michael Clarke Duncan showed that the character needn't be a carbon copy of the comic version to be a compelling villain; Fisk merely had to be portrayed as a dangerous man with deadly menace boiling just underneath his specially tailored suits. Foregoing the idea of a villain capable of hurling his opponent down a city block, and sticking to a more grounded criminal that is primarily a corrupt businessman, Kingpin can be tweaked ever so slightly into a modern villain unafraid to hire crazed killers to do his dirty work. That way, Fisk can keep his hands clean, but his fingers in as many illegal pies as possible.
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