This November, Disney is releasing a brand new Marvel Studios series called “Echo”, which tells the origin story of Echo, where we revisit Maya Lopez, whose ruthless behaviour in New York City (during the “Hawkeye” Disney+ series) catches up with her in her hometown. 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.
“Echo” stars Alaqua Cox, Chaske Spencer, Tantoo Cardinal, Devery Jacobs, Cody Lightning, Graham Greene and Zahn McClarnon. The show has been executive produced by Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Stephen Broussard, Richie Palmer, Marion Dayre, Jason Gavin, Amy Rardin, Sydney Freeland, Christina King and Jennifer Booth.
Unlike other Marvel Studios series, the entire season will be released at once on Disney+ on November 29th, 2023, in a binge drop, rather than in the typical weekly release schedule. While many fans are looking forward to being able to watch the entire season in one sitting, this shift in release method has led many to speculate the show might not be as good as other Disney+ shows.
And during a recent appearance on the Ikuzo Unscripted podcast, Marvel stuntman, Chris Brewster, who has worked on many films and shows including “Daredevil”, “The Falcon And The Winter Soldier” and the upcoming “Captain America: Brave New World”, has revealed that Disney at one point considered writing the show off as a tax write off, as Warner Brothers Discovery has done with “Batgirl”, where it was cancelled before it was released.
“Uh, yeah, well, they… I always get the word of mouth. I heard they were going to ‘Batgirl’ it (Echo), because they weren’t happy with it and now they’re doing reshoots and are planning on airing it. But I think that could also have something to do with the fact that there’s a strike and there’s not a lot of content right now, so like, ‘We have it made already.’”
While Disney has been aggressive with its cost-cutting measures, including removing almost $2 billion dollars worth of original content from Disney+ and Hulu and laying off 7000 staff members. “Echo” is at least still scheduled to arrive on Disney+ during the holiday season.
The good news is that Disney has planned reshoots and trying to fix it before it is released on Disney+. So while the show has suffered from delays and rumours it isn’t up to the usual Marvel Studios quality, we are just going to have to wait and see how “Echo” turns out, because there have been many occasions where shows or films are reported to be bad, but aren’t.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.