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Now, when it comes to Marvel super-villains, there aren't too many out there more iconic than Bullseye.

A brutal and psychopathic assassin and longtime foe of Daredevil, Bullseye has rapidly forced his way into the pantheon of villainous legends through the murder, mutilation and emotional torment of numerous heroes, using his preternatural accuracy to kill with virtually any object he has at hand. His most devastating attack, at least in terms of its raw, iconic status? The—then-shocking, but since ret-conned—murder of the fan-favorite antihero Elektra:

Despite his status as one of Marvel's greats, though, Bullseye has so far only made it to the screen in 2003's largely un-loved Daredevil—with the first season of the hero's Netflix series avoiding the classic villain entirely, in part it seems because of Colin Farrell's still-memorable take on the character in the earlier movie...

That absence, however, isn't expected to last too much longer—with the villain widely expected to arrive in the MCU in the upcoming second series of Netflix's Daredevil.

What's more, if the latest rumor coming out of Latino-Review is to be believed, we might soon have an actor confirmed to be playing him. The big question, then?

Could This Be Our New Bullseye?

Specifically, Boardwalk Empire's Vincent Piazza, who has reportedly met with Marvel Studios, with an eye towards him taking a (presumably substantial role) in the MCU in the near future.

The most intriguing part?

The word on the street is apparently that his involvement would mark a "reunion" of sorts, which very much suggests that he'd likely be making an appearance in Daredevil, alongside his former Boardwalk Empire co-star Charlie Cox, a.k.a. the eponymous blind hero himself.

And, if so, there would seem to be a solid chance that Piazza could, in fact, be playing Bullseye.

After all:

He Already Knows How to Play a Lethal New York-Based Criminal

After all, that's very much who he was playing on Boardwalk Empire for a whole load of years, with his character Charles 'Lucky' Luciano just happening to be one of the most infamous gangsters of all time.

Now, years of capably playing a loose-cannon mobster may well mean that Piazza has become too thoroughly type-cast to play an outright comic-book-style villain like Bullseye, and that instead he'd be more likely to turn up in Daredevil as a new crime-boss (The newly-announced Punisher needs to have somebody horribly murder his family as part of his origin, after all).

If not, though, Piazza would certainly make for an intriguing, and very 'real-world' Bullseye...

What do you reckon, though?

via Latino-Review


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