Late Friday night, Latino-Review posted an interesting rumor that they’ve been hearing regarding actor Vincent Piazza. According to their sources, Marvel is currently in talks with Piazza for an unknown role, although they indicate that it’s one that could possibly lead to a Boardwalk Empire reunion.
It’s not much information to go on, but the Boardwalk Empire reunion bit helps to narrow things down somewhat. For those unaware, both Piazza and Daredevil lead Charlie Cox starred on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, which makes it seem as though whatever role he is in talks for would be for season two of Daredevil.
The immediate thought would be Bullseye which, thanks to a prior casting rumor from Latino-Review, we know will be included in season two. However, given how little information we have to go on, it’s possible that he’s under consideration for an entirely different role.
Back when Ryan Phillippe said that he was in talks with Marvel for a role on a Netflix show, my first thought was Owl’s son. Leland Owlsley (played by Bob Gunton) mentioned his son Lee multiple times through the show during its first season. With the character dead now, it would make sense to bring in his son as the real Owl in season two.
Latino-Review also speculates that Piazza could play a role in the Punisher’s story.
Another interesting possibility is that Piazza, who can clearly convincingly play a mobster, might play the man responsible for killing Frank Castle’s family- thus setting him up to be part of the Punisher series. That’s just speculation, of course.
As of right now, this is nothing more than a rumor, so take it with a grain of still. However, should this work out, Piazza would be a wonderful addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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