Echo fans, great news.
Marvel Studios announced the Echo Disney+ series at last year’s Disney+ Day event. Echo is a spin-off from the Hawkeye series that debuted Alaqua Cox’s Echo, a deaf Native American character with deep connections to Kingpin and Daredevil. In Hawkeye, she was a leader of the Tracksuit Mafia. At the end of the season, she discovered that Kingpin was responsible for her father’s death. That brings us to the premise of Echo, which will almost certainly follow Hawkeye as a sequel.
The Echo series had been rumored since summer of 2021 and was finally announced on Disney+ Day. It’s currently set to release in 2023 and was scheduled to begin filming sometime this month. It’s been highly anticipated as the first TV series in the MCU to focus on a deaf character. Now, Cox has confirmed in her Instagram stories that the series has began rolling cameras in Georgia.
Production Commences On Echo
In a new Instagram story, Alaque Cox showed a gift from fellow actress Devery Jacobs, saying that Jacobs had given her the gift the night before filming began on Echo. Cox is only working on Echo at the moment, so this is most definitely for the series. This also hints that Devery Jacobs (Reservation Dogs and American Gods) may also have a role in the series, as the note from Jacobs mentions being disappointed in not being able to kick off filming and says that she will be seeing Cox soon. So, it’s likely that Jacobs will be part of the series in a yet-unknown role. See the full story:
Daredevil and Kingpin?
No other casting has been announced for the series; however, it was recently confirmed via a crew listing that Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio would be reprising their roles as Daredevil and Kingpin in the series. There have also been many casting calls related to the series that asked for young and elderly Native American actors, so we’ll most likely be learning more about Echo’s origins, after seeing glimpses of it in Hawkeye‘s third episode.
Deleted scenes for Hawkeye also showcased more of her relationship with Kingpin as a child. It was only recently reported that both D’Onofrio and Cox would be returning. Hawkeye‘s end saw Echo shoot Kingpin. Therefore, fans will be asking how Fisk could have come back. Fans of the comics will have noticed that his death was an exact remake of a comic book panel from the Daredevil Parts of A Hole comic book, in which Kingpin gets shot in the same way but survives and is only left injured in his eye. It seems that the MCU will be adapting this story line.
What did you think of this news? Are you excited for the series? Do you like Echo? Are you happy to see Daredevil and Kingpin back? Let us know by mentioning @ReviewedCinema on Twitter, and don’t miss Echo when it premieres exclusively on Disney+ in 2023.