ECHO: Vincent D’Onofrio Discusses the Father-Daughter Relationship with Alaqua Cox In Marvel’s First 2024 Series

Vincent D'Onofrio spoke about his time working on the character and alongside Alaqua Cox in the upcoming Disney+/Hulu series.
Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin in Marvel Studios' ECHO, releasing on Hulu and Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2023 MARVEL.

Vincent D’Onofrio has always been a fan favorite when it comes to taking on the role of Kingpin. The actor first took on the antagonist role back in 2015 in Netflix’s rendition of Daredevil. While Charlie Cox was praised for his role as the titular character, Daredevil, D’Onforio became a household name in the world of Daredevil. When it was announced that the series was coming to an end in 2018, many fans didn’t take it very well. After three years the actor reprised his role as the villainous character in 2021’s Disney+ series, Hawkeye. D’Onofrio is now back once again in the upcoming Disney+/Hulu series Echo.

In the recent press conference for the series, Vincent D’Onofrio spoke about his time working on the character in Daredevil and in Echo.


Vincent D'Onofrio Kingpin
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Kingpin has always been a compelling character in the comics. He’s a ruthless leader who is always one step ahead when it comes to forming his plan to take over everything. D’Onofrio says that he feels lucky to have gotten the opportunity to play the character with the Netflix series.

“I’ve just been lucky to get the opportunity, beginning with the Netflix show with really good writing to bring him forward in a new way. Now in Echo, it’s just more good writing and without the writing, I can’t really do much other than show up. The writing is there and it brings the character forward.”

-Vincent D’Onofrio-

He also praises the way Echo handles his character as he felt this was the first time since the Netflix series where Fisk was portrayed best. “It’s very similar to the way it was in the original series and that’s very exciting for me. It has a grittier feel to it.”


Vincent D'Onofrio Kingpin flashback
(L-R): Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin and Darnell Besaw as young Maya Lopez in Marvel Studios’ ECHO, releasing on Hulu and Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2023 MARVEL.

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Maya loses her father at the hand of Fisk. She didn’t realize this revelation until it was revealed to her in the Hawkeye series. According to D’Onofrio, he was very impressed and proud working with Alaqua in bringing the father-daughter dynamic to the small screen.

“The truth is, she’s so present and what can I say? The girl knows what she’s doing. I was impressed every day and it was amazing. The story that Alaqua and I were trying to serve as the characters has a lot to do with it. At the end of the day when the camera’s rolling and she was always there in every capacity. I was able to react off of her and her off of me. I felt like we were very fortunate to be able to portray these characters as a father-daughter kind of relationship.”

-Vincent D’Onofrio-

D’Onofrio praises Alaqua, stating that it takes talent and guts to take on a character like Maya Lopez. “The girl carried the show like a pro, man. You know. There’s nothing you can say, other than she’s just extremely impressive.”

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You can catch all five episodes of Echo, which are set to release on both Disney+ and Hulu on January 9, 2024.


Release date: January 9, 2024 (USA)
Director: Sydney Freeland, Catriona McKenzie
Screenplay: Marion Dayre, Josh Feldman, Jason Gavin, Steven Judd, Ken Kristensen, Ellen Morton, Amy Rardin, Rebecca Roanhorse, Shoshannah Stern, Chantelle Wells, Bobby Wilson.
Producers: Kevin Feige, Richie Palmer, Amy Rardin, Brad Winderbaum, Etan Cohen.
Cinematography: Kira Kelly, Magdalena Gorka
Edited by: Joel Pashby, Amelia Allwarden
Music by: Mato Standing Soldier
Production: Marvel Studios
Distributed by: Disney+, Hulu
Cast: Alaqua Cox, Chaske Spencer, Tantoo Cardinal, Devery Jacobs, Zahn McClarnon, Cody Lightning, Graham Greene, Vincent D’Onofrio, Charlie Cox

Synopsis: Marvel Studios presents “Echo,” spotlighting Maya Lopez as she is pursued by Wilson Fisk’s criminal empire. When the journey brings her home, she must confront her own family and legacy. “Echo” stars Alaqua Cox (“Hawkeye”) as Maya Lopez, as well as Chaske Spencer (“Wild Indian,” “The English”), Tantoo Cardinal (“Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Stumptown”), Devery Jacobs (FX’s “Reservation Dogs,” “American Gods”), Zahn McClarnon (“Dark Winds,” FX’s “Reservation Dogs”) and Cody Lightning (“Hey, Viktor!” “Four Sheets to the Wind”), with Graham Greene (“1883,” “Goliath”) and Vincent D’Onofrio (“Hawkeye,” “Daredevil,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), who returns to the villainous role of Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin.

What do you guys think? Are you excited to see Vincent D’Onofrio make his return as the ruthless Wilson Kingpin in Echo? Who or what are you most excited to see in the series? Are you planning to watch all five episodes all at once or are you planning to take your time on them? Let us know and don’t forget to check out our socials! If you like this article, make sure to follow us for more content.



Stephanie Ramirez

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