In the history of comic books, heroes often share villains. For example, Deathstroke started off as a Teen Titans villain, but over time he has also faced Batman, Nightwing, The Birds of Prey, Green Arrow, Wonder Woman. and the entire Justice League. So as more comic book heroes get added to film and television, the possibilities of similar crossovers, or sharing of villains, is pretty likely. After all, Thanos was a villain in Guardians of the Galaxy, but it looks like the entirety of the MCU will be facing off with him in The Avengers: Infinity War.
And when it comes to the sharing of characters, Marvel has the ability to do something DC can’t. The television shows based on DC comics are not connected to the movies. Which is why there are sometimes two different actors playing the same roles, such as Grant Gustin as television’s Barry Allen and Ezra Miller playing the role in the films. The Marvel Cinematic Universe incorporates its TV shows. Ever since the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. events from the films have influenced the show. And every Netflix show about The Defenders has dealt with the rebuilding of NYC after the events of The Avengers. Due to the ability to cross over between film and television, as well as the way characters move through comic book stories, there is one pairing that people just keep talking about.
Kingpin — currently played by Vincent D’Onofrio on Daredevil — has been tormenting both Daredevil and Spider-Man in the pages of comic books since the 1960s. In fact, he was first introduced in a Spider-Man comic. In film and television he has been a character in several Spider-Man animated shows, but only a Daredevil villain in live-action. Now that Tom Holland has been established as the new Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War and has his own film coming up — Spider-Man: Homecoming — inquiring minds keep asking whether he’s going to face Kingpin one day. Recently, that question was posed to D’Onofrio on Twitter. And his response was an enthusiastic one:
Oh yes I would. Make it happen dude. https://t.co/MHrGSv4mbL— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) February 26, 2017
Holland’s Spider-Man is a youthful and upbeat hero, where as Kingpin is a dark and jaded bad guy. They would certainly have an intense confrontation, though it might not be the easiest thing to balance their tones. Still, it terms of working out the logistics like scheduling, it sure sounds like D’Onofrio is willing to make it work.
Source: Vincent D’Onofrio
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