In 2021, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has opened wide the doors. A whole multiverse full of chaos and magic just waiting to go against the superheroes. The Disney + series Hawkeye and Spider-Man: No Way Home have yet another way brought to the table: a part of the Marvel world, have criminally neglected at least the MCU films and series.

New York’s underworld and its Kingpin

New York can be as dangerous as the darkest corners of the universe in the Marvel Comics. Instead, extraterrestrial threats here cavort crime syndicates. Above all is Wilson Fisk, comic readers better known as the Kingpin. The top criminals’ prince of New MCU: Daredevil and Kingpin in MCU — even played by the same actors. Source: Nicole Pirelli / Netflix York underworld has (usually) no superpowers, with its enormous power and toughness, but he can take on heroes like Spider-Man and Daredevil well.

Above all, Wilson Fisk is but a calculating and extremely successful manipulator that gets through flattery, threats and a lot of money, what he wants. In many stories set in the New York underworld, has this popular villain therefore roughly the same status as a Thanos or Dr. Doom — he’s the big bad boss.

Even beyond the Kingpin Marvel’s New York has plenty of interesting characters to offer. The blind crime fighter Daredevil belongs to heroes like Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, but also characters such as Bullseye, Electra, the Punisher and Hammerhead. Together most of the stories from the New York underworld have to be a little more down to earth than the Marvel Comics who play in space, or where it goes straight to the fate of the world. Often personal problems of the characters are brought to the table and between good and evil, there is a lot of shades of gray.

Netflix vs. Disney +

Anyone who follows Marvel for some time, will certainly remember Netflix productions such as Daredevil Jessica Jones, Punisher and the Defenders. They played in New York, were very dark and mature and contained many of the characters that have just been addressed. By contractual reasons but the Netflix Marvel series ended very abruptly, just before Disney’s own streaming service Disney + launched.

That now with Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Ontario in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Hawkeye precisely the two actors as Daredevil Matt MCU 2022 receives Maya Lopez, also known as Echo, her own series. Source: Marvel / Disney Murdock and Kingpin Wilson Fisk were occupied, who played in the Netflix series these roles, heated naturally to the speculation that at least some Netflix characters also comes into MCU. Disney probably just wanted to wait until the legal situation regarding use of Netflix characters was safe enough. This is suggested that three of the Disney + serials that are to come in 2022, have points of contact with the New York underworld: She-Hulk, Moon Knight and echo.

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The latter continues the story of Maya Lopez, who was one of the opponents of Clint Barton and Kate Bishop in the Hawkeye series. Or not — in the last episode of Hawkeye she meets her mentor, the Kingpin, and shoots him. Comic fans know that the last sentence, Wilson Fisk says before echo shoots at him, is the same, he also said at the beginning of the echo comic series. There, the Kingpin acts as a single opponent and also Daredevil has a cameo.

As Spider-Man fits into the whole thing?

The chances that Peter Parker has more than a cameo in one of the series or a similar project, but are low. For this, the hero is the one hand, too famous, on the other hand, the legal situation is complicated in terms of its utilization. However, we see Man Spider-at the end of: No Way Home that Spider-Man is at least hang around longer in New York in the near future as in space or on missions to the MCU: Even Spider-Man could work to do in New York to have. Source: Sony / Marvel world. Dressed in a new, self-sewn costume hear Peter Parker the police radio and embarks on a crime fighter, just as he does it in the comics and the old Spider-Man films. In the comics he gets caught again and again with Kingpin and other criminals’ princes in conflict.

So if there are other Spider-Man films in the MCU, it is quite likely that Peter will have to do with the criminals and heroes from New York’s streets at least at the beginning, as with a cosmic threat. If some of them have already occurred in Marvel series, they could again have a Cameo appearance, such as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Ultimately, Disney will probably wait how successfully become the next Disney + series. If you have the same success as Hawkeye, might actually swing by Spider-Man. The links marked are affiliate links. Affiliate links are no ads, as we are independent in the search and selection of the presented products. For product sales we receive a small commission, with which we partially finance the free content of the website.