The Marvel Cinematic Universe is always on the lookout for talented directors to helm one of their future projects, and recently many prominent actors in Hollywood have been hopping behind the camera to either write, produce, or even direct. While none of the on-screen talent at Marvel Studios has made the jump to directing just yet, never say never. Well, maybe with the exception of Vincent D’Onofrio.
The Kingpin actor joined the fine folks at Marvel News Desk for an episode, where they got a chance to ask him about his recent return as Wilson Fisk on Disney+ and the long history of the Netflix series, Daredevil. At one point, D’Onofrio was asked if he’d ever considered possibly directing a project for Marvel Studios, and he offered a very straightforward take on why he currently has no interest.
I don’t think so. Nah, I don’t think so. I know, Ive gotten to know directors and DP’s that are working for Marvel a lot these days and I think that they’re really and I think everybodies just doing a great job, and you know I really just, when it comes to that kind of stuff, I really its like I wouldn’t direct and episode in The Godfather of Harlem, i never tried to direct in Law and Order or any series that I’ve done. The only way that I would ever do that is if I was one of the developers and producers from the get-go of a project.Vincent D’Onofrio
The actor is no stranger to the role, as he was the writer and director for 2010s Don’t Go in the Woods and recently directed 2019’s Sheriff Romero. Of course, he does point out that he isn’t interested in a project if he wasn’t part of its initial planning stage. So, it opens up the window for them to eventually find a project where he’d join as a producer that might persuade him to take on a directing role after all. For now, Marvel fans will just get to enjoy his onscreen work as Wilson Fisk.
Source: Marvel News Desk