Disney has a lot of moving pieces right now, particularly with Marvel, and it seems not only the fans are holding out hope for Daredevil to find a place among them. Vincent D'Onofrio announced his admiration for the company and his hope to stay within it. The actor behind Netflix's Kingpin took to twitter to express his thoughts, saying this.
"I think it's good to be open to whatever happens with [Daredevil]. Our show was indeed a great show. It could be great again & I hope it stays with the original cast. The [Marvel] record is so good. Keep your mind open for new things. Never forget it's a great entertainment Co."
Vincent D'Onofrio made headlines with his captivating portrayal of Wilson Fisk on Daredevil, a joint venture between Marvel Television, ABC Studios and Netflix from creator Drew Goddard (The Good Place). The series starred Charlie Cox as the blind lawyer by day and red-clad hero by night Matt Murdock, Deborah Ann Woll as legal aid turned reporter Karen Page and Elden Henson as Murdock's law partner and worried best friend Franklin "Foggy" Nelson.
The series garnered positive reviews and pulled 5 Primetime Emmy nominations for its sound, visual effects and stunt team throughout its run. The grounded aesthetic and storylines packed with ethos sparked the creation of a mini-universe that lived alongside the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Punisher, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and The Defenders made up the Netflix-Marvel slate, all to differing reception. Despite its popularity, Netflix canceled the highly rated Daredevil after its third season, something the streaming service has a nasty habit of doing.
However, behind the scenes, Disney was gearing up for its upcoming streaming service Disney Plus. As the other Marvel Netflix shows got the axe, speculation grew about the future of the small screen heroes. It seems D'Onofrio aims to keep the speculation alive.
Disney has since announced its Marvel slate for the streaming platform, and the Netflix heroes are nowhere to be seen. However, the company also revealed that there will be no R-rated material on the Disney platform. Fans would of course love to see D'Onofrio reprise his role as the Kingpin, but it's safe to say the Netflix series wouldn't fit in with the Disney Plus content as it is. The company currently owns Hulu as well, and it's expected that this will be where the more adult content will make its appearance. So, for now, we wait and continue to rewatch the first three seasons on Netflix while they're there.
The announced Disney projects include Black Widow on May 1, 2020, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall of 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, What If...? in Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021, and Black Panther 2 on May 6, 2022. The company recently announced the development of a Miss Marvel television series as well as She-Hulk and Moon Knight. This news comes to us directly from D'Onofrio's twitter.
I think it's good to be open to whatever happens with @Daredevil.— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) August 29, 2019
Our show was indeed a great show. It could be great again&I hope it stays with the original cast.
The @Marvel record is so good.
Keep your mind open for new things.
Never forget it's a great entertainment Co.