A few weeks before the own series of the master marksman of the Avengers, one of the primary characters who will be debuting in Hawkeye, will make her own way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Echo joins the slate of Disney Plus shows from the company. Portrayed by Alaqua Cox, she will enter the MCU in the titular series of Clint Barton and start from thereon.
Echo will be portrayed by Alaqua Cox in the upcoming Disney+ series of Hawkeye. She is a Native American who has the ability to perfectly echo or copy the fighting style of her opponent, hence her name. Echo makes a formidable fighter given the said ability. What makes her more special is, despite her name being associated by sound, Echo is deaf.
In the Marvel comics, Echo was the first ever Ronin. She is the first holder of the title and she passed it on to Clint Barton/ Hawkeye. The title of Ronin isn’t new to Marvel fans especially those who follow the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it was first introduced in Avengers: Endgame where Clint went rogue after his family was blipped, Clint carried the title of Ronin.
With the incorporation of Echo, Marvel will be defying norms again and keeping up their promise to uphold proper representation, diversification, and inclusion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe like it did in the comics.
The arrival of Echo could be some light shed on the days where Clint went rogue and how he was found in Japan donning the title of Ronin. With this spin-off, it could also be deduced that there are really plans for some Marvel series to have either more than one season or an extension of the series through a spin-off.
Alaqua Cox will debut in Hawkeye premiering on November 24, 2021. Echo is still without a release date.