Daredevil's Vincent D'Onofrio Responds to Spider-Man: No Way Home Appearance Rumors

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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With each day that passes, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures' Spider-Man: No Way Home continues to find its way into the news stream one way or another.

Currently, anticipation is being built up for the threequel's long-awaited second full trailer after the first one from August broke viewing records and the internet alike. Sony has taken advantage of this opportunity to such an extent that the studio has set up a full-blown fan event in Southern California this week that will host the trailer's first public showing.

Although the movie's cast is absolutely massive, featuring the likes of MCU veterans like Benedict Cumberbatch and "newcomers" like Alfred Molina, questions still continue to run rampant about other potential additions to this film. While much of the attention is rightfully focused on former Spider-Men Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire, other past Marvel characters have had their own run in the No Way Home rumors as well.

In a slightly disappointing fashion, one actor at the center of those rumors has informed fans that his iconic Marvel villain will not be involved in this epic adventure.

D'Onofrio D'Not in Spider-Man Threequel

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In response to a fan on Twitter, former Daredevil star Vincent D'Onofrio revealed that he will not reprise the role of Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Upon being asked if Fisk is in the movie, D'Onofrio admitted that he was excited to see it even though he won't be in it himself.

"I can't wait to see it. I’m not in it but I hear it's a very cool film."

No Kingpin Vs. Spider-Man Fight... Yet

Amongst a number of other stars from the MCU's past, Vincent D'Onofrio is an actor for whom fans have long-clamored to see return to the canon MCU as Wilson Fisk after his run in Daredevil. Rumors have even teased that the Kingpin star may be set for a true comeback in the Disney+ series Hawkeye, although it will still be some time until that comes to fruition.

Even considering how many major players are making their presence felt in Spider-Man: No Way Home, it appears that Vincent D'Onofrio won't be one of them.

The MCU Netflix actor has often hinted that he would be more than happy to return to the role given the right opportunity, and he's even admitted that he'd love to have a chance to take on the MCU's Spider-Man as Kingpin has in the comics and other media. Even with those wishes, however, Vincent D'Onofrio won't be one of the numerous villains in Spider-Man's path for the hero's third solo adventure.

Spider-Man: No Way Home will debut in theaters on December 17, 2021.

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- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.