Another Marvel rumor has been put to rest (for now) as another actor takes to social media to debunk it. Vincent D’Onofrio, who plays Kingpin in Netflix and Marvel’s Daredevil series, addressed a rumor that his character could possibly appear in the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming film in the MCU.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote:
Sorry folks but this is news to me.
It would be great but I don’t think it will happen. V. https://t.co/GrVwbUYsqX
— Vincent D’Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) May 20, 2016
Although, he followed up with another tweet urging fans to “tell Marvel” if they want Kingpin crossing over onto the big screen. So far, we know that Tom Holland, Melissa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. will feature in Homecoming as Peter Parker, Aunt May, and Tony Stark, respectively. Michael Keaton is back on track to play the villain, while Disney Channel star Zendaya and The Grand Budapest Hotel’s Tony Revolori are also on board.
Sadly, the Marvel movies headed by Kevin Feige aren’t as connected to Jeph Loeb’s TV division as fans might like. Back during our set visit for Captain America: Civil War, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely were unaware of anything going on with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., implying they weren’t going to address any of its events in their film. Recently, actress Chloe Bennet (Daisy) called out Marvel Studios for ignoring her series. “People who make movies for Marvel, why don’t you acknowledge what happens on our show? Why don’t you guys go ask them that? ‘Cause they don’t seem to care,” she said, via Bleeding Cool.
Last year, Marvel had an internal shake-up when it was revealed Feige (and, therefore, the movie side) would no longer report to Ike Perlmutter and his “creative committee” after longtime frustration from Feige over their constant interference. So now the film side reports to Disney’s Alan Horn and Perlmutter stays the course on the TV side, which is a likely influence of this split. This also makes the prospect of The Defenders or the S.H.I.E.L.D. heroes showing up for the two-part Avengers: Infinity War unlikely, though never say never.