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How We Could See More Of Kingpin After Hawkeye Episode 6

The following article contains spoilers for "Hawkeye" Episode 6

Another season of a Marvel Disney+ series is in the books. "Hawkeye" ended its Season 1 run on December 22, and there were a ton of surprises. Some were expected; others completely came out of left field. But one of the biggest revelations that came in the show actually arrived in the penultimate episode when we found out the person behind all of this was Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio). He was the mythical "uncle" and "big guy" hinted at throughout the season, but just as quickly as he arrived, he seemingly departed just as quickly. 

"Hawkeye" Episode 6 concludes Maya's (Alaqua Cox) arc by having her turn against her uncle Wilson Fisk. She wants out of the criminal syndicate, and to mark this change of heart, she confronts her relative in an alley, pointing a gun toward him. As the camera pans up, all we hear is gunshot fire. It would appear that's the end of Kingpin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but you don't introduce a character like Kingpin that late in the game without having big plans for him in the future. Plus, death has a way of never being too permanent in the MCU. Here's how the character can still play a role moving forward. 

Kingpin survives Maya's attack in the comics

First things first, we never see a dead body in "Hawkeye." The camera pans up before we see Maya fire the gun, so any number of possibilities could have happened. She could've fired the weapon away from Kingpin as a warning shot to leave her alone. She could've shot him in a part of the body that wouldn't have been fatal. Or the show could've pulled a page from the comic books that follows pretty much the same chain of events. 

In "Daredevil," Vol. 2 #15, Kingpin has Maya attack Daredevil, a.k.a. Matt Murdock, but things don't go as planned when she winds up falling in love with him (via Men's Health). Similar to "Hawkeye," she ends up turning against Wilson Fisk, resulting in a confrontation where she has a gun pointed at him. Sound familiar? 

In that comic book issue, she actually does fire at Fisk, but as we later learn, Wilson survived the attack, but he's blinded now. It's at this point we'd like to remind you of a line Wilson said in "Hawkeye" while speaking with Maya: "Sometimes family doesn't see eye to eye." All of this could function as foreshadowing of the future of Kingpin in the MCU. Perhaps we'll see him again, only this time he's been blinded. During his fight with Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), we witnessed that he can take quite the punishment. With an "Echo" spinoff planned with Maya Lopez as the protagonist, it may not be the last time we see Wilson Fisk on Disney+.