Disney Plus has a new women-led series on the way from Marvel.
As a spin-off of the latest Hawkeye series, Marvel Studios’ Echo will focus on the character Maya Lopez played by Alaqua Cox.
The character has a troubled past as a prominent member of the Sports Mafia. Her father William (Zahn McClarnon) was murdered under the orders of her evil ‘uncle’, crime boss Kingpin/Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio).
The anti-hero is also another important example of positive phocomelia representation at Marvel as a deaf and amputee character.
Now Maya will be the focus of her own series after Hawkeye’s dramatic finale.
So, here’s everything you need to know about the Echo series.
Spin-Off Echo Release Date Speculation
We may have to wait for a long time for the Echo series. perhaps we can have a 2023 release at the earliest.
The show was only officially confirmed by Disney Plus and Marvel in November 2021 after its development was first reported earlier in the year.
Marion Dayre will serve as the main writer on the show, but production hasn’t started. So, we’d have to wait for the series to hit our screens.
Rest assured, we will update this page as soon as we know when the series is going to be released.
Marvel’s Echo Cast
Alaqua Cox will take the role as Hawkeye’s Echo/Maya Lopez in the new spin-off series.
Despite the dramatic events at the end of Hawkeye’s first season, Fra Fee also wants to return as Maya’s former friend and fellow Sports Mafia member Kazimierz “Kazi” Kazimierczak, who tragically died at her hands.
He told RadioTimes.com in early December 2021: “I mean, are you kidding me? Of course I would love to be a part of it.
“But my cell phone is on at the moment, and there have been no phone calls. We’ll just have to wait and see. Who knows?”
Other members of the Sports Mafia could also return. we can also expect Zahn McClarnon to return to flashbacks as Maya’s dead father, William Lopez.
We can also no doubt expect the return of Vincent D’Onofrio as Maya’s evil crime boss ‘uncle’, Kingpin/Wilson Fisk.
Hawkeye’s bad side only came to full view in the finale after being absent from the MCU since Daredevil’s cancellation. despite the recent confrontation with Maya, the lack of confirmation regarding his fate leaves the possibility of returning open.
we can expect Fisk to appear in flashbacks.
As a result of the return of Kingpin, we also cannot forget about the return of other Daredevil characters including Daredevil/Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson), and Fisk’s beloved wife, Vanessa Marianna. -Fisk (Ayelet Zurer).
We also cant forget about cameos from fellow Hawkeye cast members Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh).
So far, the only confirmation we have is Maya herself, but the possibilities are endless!
Marvel’s Echo Expected Plot
The Echo series will take place after the events of Hawkeye.
We predict the series will continue to focus on Maya’s relationship with Gembong and her criminal connections as well as her struggles to escape her fate.
Hawkeye’s final episode showed Maya turn her back on the Sports Mafia and lose her beloved best friend Kazi.
Confronting the injured Fisk in his final scene, Maya points her gun at the man responsible for the deaths of the two most important people in her life and Fisk tries to talk her out of it.
The camera was panning as we heard gunshots and the sound of bodies falling.
Did Maya really kill Kingpin? Otherwise, we’re sure he’ll be back for more drama. If so, can Maya take over her criminal empire?
We will definitely update this page as soon as we know more about the show’s plot.
Where Can We Watch Marvel’s Echo?
Echo will be a Disney+ exclusive series, which means only the streaming service’s paid subscribers will be able to watch its episodes.
Is there a trailer for Marvel’s Echo?
As the series has not yet begun filming, we have no footage of the upcoming series.
However, we shall be sure to post the trailer as soon as we have any look at what to expect.