‘Hawkeye’ costume designer says Kingpin’s casting was so secretive he only met Vincent D’Onofrio on filming day

  • Hawk Eye‘s ” suit The designer told Insider he met actor Kingpin D’Onofrio on filming day.
  • Michael Crow said the casting was kept under wraps until halfway through the shoot.

Costume designer “Hawkeye” told Insider that he was not made aware of Vincent D’Onofrio’s involvement in the show until halfway through filming, such is the level of. wonderis to keep it a secret.

D’Onofrio shocked viewers when he reprized his role as Kingpin in the recent Marvel Disney + show on Avenger archer Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). The 62-year-old actor portrayed the iconic Marvel villain originally in Netflix’s “Daredevil” before it was canceled in 2018.

Since then, fans have been expecting D’Onofrio and his co-star Charlie Cox to make their way to the big screen to star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Earlier this month, both actors starred in projects directly related to the MCU, with Cox reprising his role as Matt Murdoch in the latest “Spider-Man” movie and D’Onofrio. appearing in the last two episodes of “Hawkeye”.

Maya (Alaqua Cox) pointing a gun at Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) in “Hawkeye”.Disney / Marvel Studios

Speaking to Insider, “Hawkeye” costume designer Michael Crow said he was also kept out of the secret cast for quite a long time.

“I didn’t know until about halfway through the shoot,” Crow said. “I think in the original script it was written as another character. [Matt] Fraction [Hawkeye] comics, but not Kingpin. I started asking questions about what we wanted to do, how do we want to approach it? And I got an immediate phone call back from Trinh Tran [Marvel Studios Producer]. And she just said, ‘We’ll talk about that a little bit later. We’re not ready to talk about it yet, but that won’t be it [the character from the script]. It’s a big secret. ‘”

Crow continued, “Once I was told Vincent was coming back, we had about two months to design costumes for Kingpin.”

Crow added that he only met D’Onofrio on the day of filming. The costume designer of “Hawkeye” said: “We did a lot of fittings remotely because[D’OnofriotravaillaitsurunautrespectacleàNewYorkàl’époqueJenel’aivuqu’àlatoutedernièreminuteetjeveuxdirec’estvraimentungentlemanadorableC’estunplaisirdetravailleraveclui}”[D’Onofrio}wasworkingonanothershowinNewYorkatthetimeIdidn’tseehimuntiltheverylastminuteandImeanheistrulyalovelygentlemanApleasuretoworkwith”[D’Onofrio}travaillaitsurunautrespectacleàNewYorkàl’époqueJenel’aivuqu’àlatoutedernièreminuteetjeveuxdirec’estvraimentungentlemanadorableC’estunplaisirdetravailleraveclui”[D’Onofrio}wasworkingonanothershowinNewYorkatthetimeIdidn’tseehimuntiltheverylastminuteandImeanheistrulyalovelygentlemanApleasuretoworkwith”

While Crow was unable to say if this Kingpin is the same character from “Daredevil,” during the interview he did state that Kingpin’s costume plan for “Hawkeye” was to move away from her neat look in the Netflix series.

“Vincent was an integral part of creating the character and a lot of ideas flowed from what he wanted to do with the character and you know, things that he had always wanted to follow,” Crow said. “He wanted to approach the character as a little darker and grainy than he had previously been featured on the other show.”

Crow also said Kingpin’s costumes were directly inspired by the comics. From Onofrio told Comicbook.com the Hawaiian shirt look was his idea, taken from Comic strip “Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business”.

The full season of “Hawkeye” is available on Disney +.

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