One of the most highly-anticipated Marvel shows coming to Disney Plus is Echo, a spin-off from Hawkeye which introduced the titular comic superhero. The new show will continue the story of Echo (Maya Lopez), the adoptive daughter of the crime villain Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio), who was last seen seeking revenge on him for his involvement in the death of her biological father.
D'Onofrio is already confirmed to return as Kingpin along with Charlie Cox, who wil reprise his role as Matt Murdock, AKA Daredevil, having recently been re-introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Cox originally played the Man Without Fear in Netflix's Daredevil, which was cancelled after three seasons, and the crossover miniseries The Defenders.
In the comic books, Daredevil and Echo do have a history together, so narratively it would make sense for the superheroes to share the screen. The Echo series will likely lead to the upcoming series Daredevil: Born Again, but it's unclear if it will be directly connected to Netflix's original series. For now, Marvel fans are excited to see Cox and D'Onofrio reprise their iconic roles, but the biggest question about the show now is "When will Echo be released?".
Here's everything you need to know about Marvel's Echo, including release date speculation, cast, plot, trailer, and the latest news.
When is Marvel's Echo coming to Disney+?
Marvel's Echo was only officially confirmed by Disney Plus and Marvel in November 2021, after its development was initially reported earlier this year. With the first official image for Marvel's Echo, and filming now officially underway, we don't have much information about its release date. Disney announced that the series will stream exclusively on Disney+ next year, but there's no confirmation beyond that. However, we expect Echo to come out in early 2023.
For now, you can check out which Marvel shows are coming in Disney+'s August 2022 schedule.
Who are the cast of Marvel's Echo?
Alaqua Cox will reprise her role as Echo/Maya Lopez from Hawkeye in Marvel's new spin-off series.
- Alaqua Cox as Echo/Maya Lopez
- Devery Jacobs as Julie
- Zahn McClarnon as William Lopez
- Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin
- Chaske Spencer as TBC
- Tantoo Cardinal as TBC
- Cody Lightning as TBC
- Graham Greene as TBC
In August 2022, the Atlanta Filming Instgram account shared the first on-set photos of Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk in Echo. The two images reveal D'Onofrio donning Kingpin's classic white suit with a black dress shirt, reprising his role in the MCU for the first time since 2021's Hawkeye TV series
What's the plot of Marvel's Echo?
According to the official synopsis for Marvel's Echo, the spin-will tell "the origin story of Echo" and will revisit "Maya Lopez, whose ruthless behaviour in New York City 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."
It's likely that the Echo series will feature a bunch of flashbacks to Maya's past before picking up the events of Hawkeye, and continue her quest for revenge against Ronin, especially given McClarnon's return as Maya's father, who died before the events of Hawkeye.
The show will likely continue to focus on Maya's relationship with Kingpin and her criminal connections while she's trying to forge a new future.
In the final episode of Hawkeye, Maya turned her back on the Tracksuit Mafia and lose her best friest Kazi. Her final scene showed her confronting a wounded Fisk. Maya pointed her gun at the villain responsible for the death of the two most important people in her life and Fisk tried to talk his way out of it.
The camera panned upwards as a shot and the sound of a body dropping are heard. Did Maya actually kill Kingpin? That's one of the biggest questions Marvel's Echo will likely answer.
With Cox and D'Onofrio confirmed to return, it's likely that Kingpin is still alive, and that Daredevil and Echo will team-up in the upcoming Marvel series.
We will update this article once we get more plot details.
Is there already a trailer for Marvel's Echo?
Since production is stil underway, fans will have to wait for weeks before the first offiical trailer comes out, but we will make sure to keep you updated here on Epicstream once we get the latest scoop.
For now, you can watch the trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, which will also star Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil:
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