While Vincent D’Onofrio has recently been confirmed to reprise his role as Wilson Fisk in Daredevil’s third season, details on the villain’s role remain scant. He was last seen behind bars during the show’s sophomore effort, shrewdly garnering himself a position of power among his fellow inmates and a few guards. It’s expected Season 3 will see the character explored in a similar fashion. However, D’Onofrio has teased fans should look forward to new developments as well.
In an interview with Collider, the actor hints at the following when questioned about Fisk’s role this time around:
“There are new focuses and new goals. That’s all I can say. If it was up to me, I would go on and on and on about it because it’s so interesting, but it’s so important to them, for us to keep our mouths shut.”
Naturally, he isn’t able to divulge much. D’Onofrio does note that, akin to Season 1, Fisk’s emotional journey will take precedent moving forward:
“It’s hard to top the first season, with Steven DeKnight’s writing, but Erik Oleson (Daredevil’s new showrunner) is a very good writer. I’ve shot some pretty cool scenes, so far. It’s different, but it’s very Fisk. It’s still very emotional. The character is evolving. His whole deal is based on emotion, so we’re taking him down that role further.”
He continues, promising fans will be “blown away” by what’s on the horizon:
“I can only say that we’re doing things that are just going to blow the fans away. We’ve already shot some things that are just going to be neat for the fans. There’s some awesome things that are very much in the history of Fisk and Daredevil, that people have been waiting for. We’ve already put some of that stuff in the can, and there’s a lot more to do. I think they’re gonna be very happy. “
Also worthy of note is how D’Onofrio’s able to continuously reprise his role on the show. The actor explains:
“I have a standing agreement with Jeph Loeb. We made a deal, before the first season, that I could come in and out of the show. We made an agreement that we would give each other a head’s up, throughout the years, so they’d know my availability. So, we picked a particular amount of time that he would give me the heads up on, if they needed me to come in. That particular amount of time, I won’t tell you, but that’s the agreement that we have.”
Daredevil’s third season is presently without a release date. In the meantime, share your thoughts and theories on what’s ahead for Wilson Fisk in the comments below.