Following on from the success of Marvel’s “Hawkeye”, Marvel Studios announced it was going to be creating a brand new series for Disney+ focused on Echo, who sees Alaqua Cox return to the MCU as Maya Lopez.
This series will be the origin story of Echo and sees Maya Lopez return to her hometown, but her ruthless behavior in New York City catches up with her, and she must face her past, reconnect with her Native American roots and embrace the meaning of family and community if she ever hopes to move forward.
Deadline has confirmed that the Kingpin and Daredevil will appear in the new “Echo” series, with Vincent D’Onofrio and Charlie Cox returning to the characters they’ve played in the former Netflix series, “Daredevil”. Both actors have already made their debuts within the MCU, with Matt Murdock making a small cameo in “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and Kingpin being introduced in the “Hawkeye” series, where it was established that Maya was working for him and ultimately shot him, when she found out that Kingpin was behind her father’s death.
With Echo originally being introduced within the Daredevil comic books, it’s not a huge surprise to see these characters return for the “Echo” series.
Earlier this year, Disney made a deal with Netflix to get back the streaming rights to their “Defender” series, which featured Daredevil, The Punisher, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. All of these series are now available on Disney+.
“Echo” also stars Chaske Spencer (“Wild Indian,” “The English”), Tantoo Cardinal (“Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Stumptown”), Devery Jacobs (FX’s “Reservation Dogs,” “American Gods”) and Cody Lightning (“Hey, Viktor!” “Four Sheets to the Wind”), with Graham Greene (“1883,” “Goliath”) and Zahn McClarnon (“Dark Winds,” FX’s “Reservation Dogs”).
Episodes of the series are directed by Sydney Freeland (Navajo) and Catriona McKenzie (Gunaikurnai). Executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Stephen Broussard, Richie Palmer, Marion Dayre and Jason Gavin (Blackfeet). Co-executive producers are Amy Rardin, Sydney Freeland, Christina King (Seminole) and Jennifer Booth.
Production began in Atlanta on Marvel Studios’ “Echo” in May, and this new series will be streaming exclusively on Disney+ in 2023.
Are you looking forward to the return of Daredevil and Kingpin?
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