Hawkeye’s finale had shocked many, as it finally introduced Vincent D’Onofrio‘s Kingpin only to have Echo shoot him in the final moments of the episode. Of course, many eagle-eyed fans of the character have noticed that he gets away with it, especially how much the show teased that he’s quite a bit stronger than he was in Daredevil. Luckily, the actor offered a comment on his apparent “death” and what it meant for him.
I can comment personally. I can’t comment about any fact because they just don’t tell me. So, it made me hope that it would continue and it still makes me feel that way. I mean in my mind, she definitely shot him. And, I walked away from Daredevil, at first I thought, “Maybe he’ll come back somehow.” And then very quickly after that, I thought I was walking away for good. So I had always hoped because of the fans wanting him back and everybody, I’d hope that I would come back. So I feel the same way now.Vincent D’Onofrio
They also got a chance to talk about the Echo spinoff that was teased during Disney+ Day. While we know very little about that project, it does seem like it’ll closely tie into these events and it seems like a fitting choice for Wilson Fisk to return as its primary antagonist. It would seem that D’Onofrio is also up to exploring their relationship more.
I think it would be great. I remember the comic run. It was one of my favorites, the father-daughter relationship between Maya and him, and I would love the opportunity to do that.Vincent D’Onofrio
It seems likely the character got away from the shot, as either Echo ended up missing due to her strong feelings towards the surrogate father, or the man survived a bullet shot as if it was a scratch. Either way, it doesn’t seem likely that Marvel Studios would introduce such an essentially comic character only to never bring them up again. Perhaps we’re about to enter a new era of Fisk’s control over NYC.