Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin on Daredevil is very faithful to the comics, but he also includes one change that works well for how he’s portrayed.
Vincent D’Onofrio’s portrayal of the Kingpin on Daredevil changed a major element of the character, but doing so helped make the show better. D’Onofrio’s New York City crime boss Wilson Fisk appeared on all three seasons of Daredevil on Netflix. While the cancellation of all the Marvel-Netflix titles left the Kingpin in a period of limbo for a few years, D’Onofrio would finally reprise the role on Disney+’s Hawkeye in 2021.
Charlie Cox similarly made a cameo as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home in the same timeframe. With Marvel’s Netflix shows having moved over to Disney+, viewers around the world are enthusiastically revisiting Matt’s original battles with Fisk. One thing that also jumps out about Daredevil is that, for as overall comic book-accurate as D’Onofrio’s Kingpin is, one key aspect of him has been reimagined. Specifically, the reinvention Fisk’s fighting style was a smart move.