What to Know About Marvel’s Echo Sequence

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is simply getting larger and larger. Not solely are there TV exhibits, however numerous new characters are additionally getting their probability to shine. No shade to the OGs—Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America—however is anybody else uninterested in seeing those self same white males beating dangerous guys movie after movie?

That’s why I (and truthfully, everybody else) must be excited over Maya Lopez, a.okay.a. Echo. A Native American deaf superhero, Echo’s powers include mimicking the preventing types of her opponents—100-percent badass if I do say so myself. MCU followers have been launched to Echo onscreen as she appeared in Disney+’s Hawkeye sequence.

Variety reported in March 2021 that the character would get her personal Marvel TV sequence, and in November, Disney+ confirmed the present is “coming quickly.” Whereas we wait, we’ve gathered what we all know up to now concerning the upcoming launch.

Who’s Echo?

Echo, performed by Alaqua Cox, made her character debut in Hawkeye, the place it was revealed that she’s the mastermind behind Tracksuit Mafia, the prison group working below Wilson Fisk/Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) that kidnapped Clint (Jeremy Renner) and Kate (Hailee Steinfeld). Within the comics, she was launched in 1999 as a supporting character for Daredevil.

Now, I do know hyping up villains is just not our forte (other than Loki), however Echo’s scenario is a bit totally different. She’s not a villain; she’s a hero doing villainous issues i.e., discovering the person who killed her father (trace: it’s Clint, guys!). Within the comics, the pair do reconcile, and Echo forgoes her villainous methods and turns into part of the Avengers.

When will Echo’s TV present debut?

Echo premieres November 29 on Disney+, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige announced. All episodes of the sequence will likely be launched the identical day, in a primary for any MCU sequence.

What is going to the present be about?

The Echo sequence will likely be a Hawkeye spinoff that “will see Maya depart New York for her hometown, the place she reconnects along with her roots and finally ends up on the middle of a brand new disaster,” Variety beforehand reported. We’re nonetheless ready on extra data.

Who else is within the Echo forged?

Cox will likely be joined by a largely Indigenous forged, together with Chaske Spencer (The Twilight Saga), Tantoo Cardinal (Wind River), Devery Jacobs (Reservation Canine), Cody Lightning (4 Sheets to the Wind), Graham Greene (Wind River), and Zahn McClarnon (Westworld, Reservation Canine). There may also be Indigenous creatives behind the scenes, with administrators Sydney Freeland and Catriona McKenzie set to helm the sequence, per Variety.

Different castmembers embrace Vincent Donofrio as Kingpin and Charlie Cox as Daredevil.

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Cox on the Hawkeye premiere in L.A.

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Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Stephen Broussard, Richie Palmer, Marion Dayre, and Jason Gavin have been additionally introduced as govt producers. In response to Selection, though writers and govt producers Etan Cohen and Emily Cohen have been hooked up to the undertaking, they not appear to be concerned.

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