Echo joins the superheroes over at the Marvel Cinematic Universe as she stars in her own series that is a part of Phase 4, along with other new supers who graced the small screen, like Moon Light.
In the comic books, Echo came in as the primary villain for Daredevil. Her alter ego, Maya Lopez, was raised by Kingpin after the gang leader promised to take care of her before killing her father. Under Kingpin’s wing, Maya uses her innate gifts for martial arts to go after Daredevil, who she blames for the death of her father after being misled by Kingpin.
Maya first met Matt Murdock, not knowing that he was Daredevil. They began dating, and things were getting serious until Maya finally catches Daredevil and finds out the truth about Murdock. She doesn’t kill him and instead shoots the Kingpin. Maya then flees to escape, returning years later to find that the Kingpin survives and that Murdock has moved on without her.
May and the Kingpin reconcile, and she leaves again to find herself and her true purpose. She eventually meets Wolverine, who teaches her about the Hand, an evil ninja group. Maya takes on the identity of Ronin and makes it her new life mission to eradicate the Hand.
We can see how Echo’s origin story was written into Hawkeye’s story. In the Endgame, we see Hawkeye as the Ronin during the snap. This detail also comes into play in the Hawkeye series because we know that Maya still blames Hawkeye (aka the Ronin in the series) for the death of her father.
Table of Contents
- Marvel’s Echo Release Date: When Will the Season Come Out?
- Marvel’s Echo Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the Disney Plus Series?
- Marvel’s Echo Crew: Who are the Creatives Behind the Scenes?
- Marvel’s Echo Plot: What Will be the Plot of the Series?
- Marvel’s Echo Trailer: Is There a Trailer for the Echo Series?
- Where to Watch Marvel’s Echo : Where Can I Watch the Series?
Echo will have a huge impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so we are thrilled that it is already in production. There are only a few details available about Echo right now, but keep visiting this page, for we will be updating this article whenever new information comes out.
Marvel’s Echo Release Date: When Will the Season Come Out?
There is no set date when Echo will come out. During the San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Marvel announced a narrowed release window for the series, confirming that it will come out by Summer 2023.
With the cast for the main protagonist already revealed, Echo may already be in pre-production.
Marvel’s Echo Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the Disney Plus Series?
Alaqua Cox, the actress who played Maya/Echo in the Hawkeye series, will return as the titular character in her own spinoff series.
In the original comic books, Maya is a Native American who also happens to be both. Cox is both a Native American and a member of the Deaf community, which means she fits the role perfectly.
Alaqua is of Mohican and Menominee descent and says she did not have any previous experience acting professionally. Before being cast in her first series, she said she only took part in a school play once, and she was in the background.
Alaqua’s portrayal of Maya brings another additional departure from the comic books because she has a below-the-knee prosthetic leg. This gives Alaqua a distinct fighting style in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that we don’t see in the comics.
Some fans hope to see Kate Bishop and Clint Barton in the Echo series, while others speculate that Daredevil may also play a big part in the show, though there are no other confirmations about the rest of the cast yet.
The other confirmed cast members are Chaske Spencer, Tantoo Cardinal, and Devery Jacobs. We will also see Cody Lightning, Graham Greene, and Zahn McClarnon.
An Instagram post from Atlanta Filming shows Vincent D’Onofrio on set as Kingpin. In the photos, he is noticeably not wearing an eyepatch, so it is safe to assume that scenes he was taking are flashbacks.
Marvel’s Echo Crew: Who are the Creatives Behind the Scenes?
Marvel’s Echo will be directed by Sydney Freeland with Marion Dayre as the head writer. Etan Cohen is the executive producer, along with Kevin Feige as the series producer.
Marvel’s Echo Plot: What Will be the Plot of the Series?
Echo is a Hawkeye spinoff, as we were introduced to Echo’s character when she was the main antagonist against Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner). The first series may tell the origin story of Echo in the MCU. We may learn the story of Maya Lopez before we met her in Hawkeye.
This series may help us understand how she became the villain in Hawkeye and how she became as great in martial arts as she is.
Marvel’s Echo Trailer: Is There a Trailer for the Echo Series?
There is currently no trailer for Marvel’s Echo. Keep checking back to find the latest updates. Here is the trailer for the Hawkeye series:
Echo in D23 Expo 2022
The D23 Expo 2022 included a presentation for Marvel's Echo. The panel for the presentation included the main cast members, like lead star Alaqua Cox, who appeared alongside Marvel Studio President Kevin Feige.
The Echo panel also previewed the first exclusive trailer for the series. Though the trailer was not yet publicly released, it reportedly showed Vincent D’Onofrio’s King Pin returning.
Where to Watch Marvel’s Echo: Where Can I Watch the Series?
You can watch Marvel’s Echo in Disney+ once it is released in 2023.
Echo is a hallmark show for Marvel, as they take a step towards inclusivity and representation. Echo may not be the first deaf superhero (she comes after Makkari in the Eternals), but her series may reach more people who look like her and want to see more superheroes who look like them.