The former story is new, I’m late to the part on the latter, but it’s all good news.
Charlie Cox has been in lots of stuff but is probably best known for his role on Boardwalk Empire. D’Onofrio has been in lots of stuff but is probably best known for Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
This is big news for D’Onofrio because Kingpin will presumably be the big bad for the entirety of Marvel’s Netflix project, meaning he will likely at least appear in all 4 individual series and then in the Defenders series to follow. I’m pretty excited about his casting actually as I’ve been a fan of his ever since I first saw him playing a giant alien bug playing at being a man in the original Men In Black. Charlie Cox I’m not too familiar with but he was good in Stardust and by all accounts he’s great in Boardwalk Empire so let’s take all this as a win.