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Welcome back to Daredevil Month everyone. Today’s multiverse journey takes us back to the MCU, to the upcoming Daredevil Netflix show. I saw a headline on IGN yesterday about actor Vincent D’Onofrio claiming how it would be “awesome” to fight the new version of Spider-Man eventually, now that the rights of both characters belong to Marvel. You know what? That would be simply amazing, and here’s why:

Spider-Man and Daredevil team-up

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For years, Marvel has successfully crossed over these two seemingly very different characters. Despite one’s Batman-like attitude and the other’s lighter/jokey nature, they share enough similarities to work well on the page (both lost family members at young ages, suffered accidents involving radioactivity that gave them superpowers, wear red in their costumes, etc).

The MCU is on the right track when it comes to adapting their source material, so why couldn’t a Spider-Man crossover work on Daredevil’s Netflix show? If anything, it could prove both actors’ versatility, give the new spider a chance to spread his street level reach throughout the MCU before he inevitably becomes an Avenger, and could provide a better introduction to the other spider characters (Miles Morales, Anya Corazon, etc), should Marvel decide to use them.

This is, of course, ignoring the fact that…

Kingpin was originally a Spider-Man villain

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While the character is mostly known for being a Daredevil villain nowadays, Wilson Fisk actually started off an enemy of the webslinger, First introduced in 1967’s The Amazing Spider-Man #50, the Kingpin often clashed with Spider-Man over a number of different things, eventually retiring from crime after one last failed attempt at killing the wall crawler.

Eventually, in 1981, the Kingpin made his first appearance in a Daredevil comic in Daredevil #170. In this issue, Fisk sends his wife Vanessa to hire Nelson and Murdock’s services against the East Coast mob. She’s captured, forcing Daredevil to clash with mobsters and Bullseye. It was also in this issue that the name ‘Wilson Fisk’ was first given to the character.

So what does this have to do with the MCU? Well, even though Fisk will be first introduced in the Netflix show, there’s currently nothing against having the character in a Spider-Man movie, or having Spider-Man show up in an episode of Daredevil. Throw in a reason for the two to clash (Tablet of Time anyone?), and you have the makings of a pretty cool fight.

How would it work out?

Spider-Man would probably be swinging around the area, checking things out, before being alerted to a robbery somewhere in Hell’s Kitchen. Matt Murdock, in his Daredevil gear, arrives and attacks the webslinger because of the negative press built around the new superhero.

After hearing about this, Kingpin would begin to manipulate both heroes into becoming greater enemies (spreading rumors, setting up fake evidence, etc). This will eventually take its toll on Daredevil, who would make it his mission to seek out the truth. Spider-Man, meanwhile, would also search for the truth, since he would probably be hard-pressed to beat Daredevil initially (Daredevil by this time would have had far more training and testing his powers than Spider-Man would have done).

While the heroes brawl and bicker, Kingpin would be on the look out for something that he really wants to help heal his wife. Of course, the two heroes eventually get over everything and start fresh, defeating Kingpin’s goons and Fisk himself. New alliances are forged, new enemies are made, and a new chapter in MCU history is made.

Do you think this fight could work in the MCU? Would the MCU Kingpin ever stand a chance against the new Spider-Man? Leave a comment below, follow me on Twitter, and don’t forget to check out the Comic Books vs The World Youtube channel. Keep returning to the blog to enjoy daily content during Daredevil Month!


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