With the beginning of Phase 4 and the Multiverse Saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2021, Marvel Studios decided to expand the franchise’s canon with Disney+ streaming shows that would be directly connected with the movies, unlike all the previous shows that aired on ABC and Netflix. The first Disney+ MCU series was ‘WandaVision’, and since its premiere, we have watched eight live-action series and one animated series.
Expanding the franchise through Disney+ content allowed the studio to develop spin-offs for characters that wouldn’t happen if the franchise only stuck to the movies. Some of the spin-offs we will watch eventually are ‘Agatha: Darkhold Diaries,’ ‘Ironheart,’ ‘Wonder Man,’ ‘Vision Quest,’ and ‘Echo.’ Echo is a spin-off to 2021’s ‘Hawkeye’ series, in which Alaqua Cox debuted as Maya Lopez, also known as Echo.
The ‘Echo’ series is rumored to be shorter than initially announced.
The ‘Echo’ series was announced to be in development before the premiere of ‘Hawkeye.’ The series was supposed to contain six episodes. However, according to CanWeGetSomeToast, the series will reportedly release five episodes, each about an hour long.
Earlier this year, Marvel Studios announced that all episodes of ‘Echo’ will be streaming on Disney+ on November 29. However, after the latest round of delays and reshuffling of the schedule, the series is now expected to be released in January 2024.
In the ‘Hawkeye’ series, Maya Lopez is depicted as a leader of the Tracksuit Mafia who seeks revenge against Ronin for killing her father. Although she realizes that Clint Barton/Hawkeye has been Ronin, it turns out later that Wilson Fisk, who she worked for, orchestrated her father’s death, so Lopez decided to leave the Traksuit Mafia and seek revenge against Fisk.
The ‘Hawkeye’ series finished with Echo shooting Fisk in the head, but off-screen, which indicates that Fisk is still alive after that encounter since Vincent D’Onofrio is set to reprise the role of Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, in ‘Echo’ and ‘Daredevil: Born Again,’ which was recently delayed indefinitely since the production is currently on hold.
Created by Marion Dayre, the ‘Echo’ series is starring Alaqua Cox as the title character, Zahn McClarnon as William Lopez, Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, and Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil. Chaske Spencer, Tantoo Cardinal, Devery Jacobs, Cody Lightning, Graham Greene, Juwan Lakota, and Andrew Howard also star in undisclosed roles.
‘Echo’ is currently set to be released in January 2024.
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