Warning! This article contains spoilers for Hawkeye! Read at your own risk!
One of the most awaited villains of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe finally arrived in Episode 5 of Hawkeye as the uncle of Maya has been revealed to be Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. Kingpin, and with things about to end for the canon series as the finale drops, let’s look into who he is and how he would reshape the future of the franchise.
Hawkeye: Who is Kingpin?
Referred to as the “big boss,” Kingpin was easily recognized by Hawkeye when Kate showed to him the clip of who Eleanor Bishop is meeting. Yelena Belova found out that it was Kate’s mother who hired her to kill Clint Barton and he positively identified that the one in the photo is Wilson Fisk.
To others who watched the Netflix series of Daredevil, Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin is a familiar face, a villain that made the life of Matt Murdock challenging. With Daredevil debuting in the MCU as well in Spider-Man: No Way Home, it is not surprising if the two will cross paths once more, now under the franchise and ever-expanding universe.
Kingpin, in the comics, is known to be one of the most powerful, dangerous, and feared drug lords earning him the moniker of New York City’s Crime Overlord. He is the archenemy of Daredevil and he has Echo as his adopted daughter. His iconic look is a white suit paired with a cane complementing his bald head.
How Will Wilson Fisk Reshape the MCU's Future?
Whether the Netflix series of Daredevil be marked as canon or would there be a reboot of the whole story, it could mean that it is Wilson Fisk behind the recruitment process of Contessa Val who debuted in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier giving John Walker a new costume, name, and purpose, and who gave Yelena the assignment of eliminating Clint Barton in the post-credits scene in Black Widow.
This gives Kingpin a direction of various capable people who could face the Avengers and his name is a clear threat to possibly being another major power player. Kingpin could play a huge role in succeeding MCU shows such as Echo, Moon Knight, Secret Invasion, Daredevil (reboot or continuation), and films such as the next Spider-Man trilogy.
All in all, Kingpin is an exciting supervillain to give color to the MCU.
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