Kingpin is officially back for season 3 of Daredevil

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Oct 25, 2017

One of the best things about Daredevil's first season is set to return for its third. According to Deadline, Vincent D'Onofrio will appear again as Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. the Kingpin, for Season 3 of the Marvel/Netflix superhero series.

Fisk was the main antagonist during the show's first year and arguably stole the show with his complex, often brilliant performance, making him one of Marvel's few outright successes in the villain department.

He made a brief encore in three episodes of Season 2, and even with the introduction of characters like the Punisher (Jon Bernthal) and Electra (Elodie Yung), his presence was sorely missed for the rest of that season's episodes. It's not clear how many segments of Season 3 he'll be in or whether he will be the main villain again, but we hope to see as much of Kingpin as possible.

The news of D'Onofrio’s return was accompanied by the announcement of a new showrunner for the series as well — its fourth in three years. Erik Oleson will take the job for Season 3 after stints on Arrow and The Man in the High Castle. Steven S. DeKnight supervised Daredevil's inaugural year, while Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez took over in season 2 before moving onto The Defenders.

Daredevil's third season is starting to ramp up production in New York, although a premiere date has yet to be confirmed. Same goes for Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, both of which have been filming their second seasons. On deck for the Marvel/Netflix universe is The Punisher, which arrives next month.

What do you think of D'Onofrio coming back as Kingpin? Should he be Matt Murdock's primary nemesis once again?