The Punisher: 'No Plans' for Kingpin to Appear

Kingpin Vincent D'Onofrio

When Marvel and Netlfix looked to kick off the Hell's Kitchen corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they figured that Daredevil would be a great, grounded way to start the street level stakes. The first season pitted Matt Murdock and his superhero persona against a rising Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio), who was well on his way to becoming the Kingpin. Since his debut, fans have been looking for every chance possible to see him return. Marvel was able to surprise a number of viewers with Fisk making an appearance in back half of season 2 of Daredevil and crossed paths with fellow newcomer Frank Castle.

Castle was such a breakout that Netflix gave Jon Bernthal a chance to lead his own series, The Punisher, which is set for release later this year. Much of the plot details around the show have remained a mystery, which had led some to hope that Kingpin could make a triumphant return onto the screen and into Castle's life. That, however, will not be happening.

D'Onofrio responded to a fan on Twitter asking if there was any chance that Kingpin could cross paths with Frank Castle in his solo series, but the answer is not what fans were hoping for. His reply, just as they've been for many other questions about his next appearance, is a no.

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