Not that it’s his fault. He’s just the messenger. So as we all know Marvel is split up into two divisions: movies and TV. And the people in charge of these divisions just really don’t get along with each other. I personally don’t know why, but it is. Now you’d think that these guys (these guys being Kevin Feige and Ike Perlmutter) could be able to keep their differences from affecting the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Alas, that is not the case. After this split was officially made public, the possibility of the movie and TV sides of Marvel crossing over even just from time to time was shattered. And this has just been further proven by our pal Vincent D’Onofrio.
Vincent D’Onofrio plays Kingpin in the Marvel Netflix series Daredevil, and he is definitely an example of a good Marvel villain. With D’Onofrio’s character being not only a villain of Daredevil but also Spiderman in the comics, there has been much speculation on whether the villain would make an appearance in Spiderman: Homecoming. And this is where our dreams get crushed. In a tweet that came out just yesterday D’Onofrio addressed the rumors of him being in the film. “Sorry folks but this is news to me. It would be great but I don’t think it will happen. V.” So do not kill him. In another tweet he even addressed
how cool it would be! He is as bummed as us, if not more (but that may because he’d also get payed a bunch if in it. No judgement though).
Another missed opportunity. Why can’t these guys just put aside their differences and let something beautiful happen? We already have fox owned Marvel properties separated from the MCU, why should be separate the heroes we already have? Come on guys.
But what do you think? Do you like the MCU’s separateness? Are you bummed that Kingpin will likely stay on the TV side? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Marvel’s squabbles behind the scenes and other things in the world of movie news.
Spiderman: Homecoming comes to theaters July 7th, 2017. And I know you’re bummed that Vince won’t be hanging with the webslinger anytime soon, but the bright side is his movie The Magnificent Seven comes out september 23rd of this year.