A trailer for the Disney+ show ‘Echo’ dropped yesterday, and despite the show having troubled production and being delayed multiple times, it managed to generate quite the hyper due to heart-pounding action scenes and nods to Maya’s Native- American heritage.
Initially, fans were confused as to why Echo was getting her own series in the first place. She was never exactly an A-list big-shot hero in the comics. In fact, even her powerset wasn’t exactly original. She has photographic reflexes like the much more famous Taskmaster, which makes her potentially one of the premiere hand-to-hand fights in Marvel’s Universe.
Apparently, Echo’s source-accurate powerset was one of the aspects that the producer Sydney Freeland had a beef with, and it’s something that’s going to be changed completely in the series, with Freeland going as far to call the powers “lame” in her interview with Variety.
Her power in the comic books is that she can copy anything, any movement, any whatever. It’s kind of lame. I will say, that is not her power. I’ll just kind of leave it at that.Sydney Freeland
The fans were quick to call out that this kind of disrespect toward the source material is more often than not a signal that the show might not be as successful, while some praised the new direction in which the character was going.
We don’t know her exact powerset, but a reputable leaker CanWeGetSomeToast a while back, reported that Maya’s powerset will be mostly tied to her Choctaw heritage, having different powers based on several ancestors that came before her.
Freeland worked closely with the Choctaw Tribe to ensure that everything was as accurate as possible.
We’re here to create a dialogue so that we can get your input and create a more authentic portrayal of the Choctaw people and culture.
In any case, we’re excited to see ‘Echo,’ the series is expected to arrive on January 10, 2024, on Disney+.
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