Fans of the Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) should have seen one particular Easter egg among the many worth finding in the most recent “Hawkeye” finale. The actor who plays mobster Wilson Fisk (also known as the Kingpin) stated to ComicBook.com that he asked for a costume that had special meaning for fans of comic books.
In “So This is Christmas?” Kingpin made his debut wearing his trademark white suit, but astute viewers may also observe the villain is wearing a red-and-white Hawaiian shirt underneath. Fisk, who is always in style, even has a crimson accent to match his white hat. According to D’Onofrio, he expressly asked for the red shirt as a homage to a Kingpin version he likes.
D’Onofrio’s Shirt References A Famous Marvel Arc
On the cover of “Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business,” a 2013 comic novel written by Mark Waid and James Robinson with illustrations by Gabriele Dell’Otto, Kingpin is wearing a similar red and white floral button-up. In reference to a commanding image of the villain waving his blood-red cane above Spider-Man, D’Onofrio said to ComicBook.com, “The screensaver on my computer is that Family Business cover of him in that shirt.”
Kingpin looks excellent on this cover image, which replaces his typically comical appearance with an ominous and realistic portrait. Before the villain was allegedly murdered in the finale, fans saw D’Onofrio’s flowered shirt, which he claims he requested directly from the “Hawkeye” costume department.
But was he? The character’s reported death sequence, which cut away as Maya (Alaqua Cox) apparently shot him, has already sparked fan speculation that it was all a hoax. It’s possible that we’re interpreting the Hawaiian shirt too much, but it seems like another hint that the villain may make a comeback. Why was it only used for one episode if D’Onofrio was able to imagine a whole new appearance for Fisk that sets him apart from his time on Netflix’s “Daredevil”? In the future, we hope the slick criminal will return and bring that stylish tropical garment with him.