Marvel Brings Back Daredevil & Punisher Talent for Disney+ Spin-off

By Klein Felt Updated:
Daredevil Punisher Writers Echo Series

After her introduction in 2021's Hawkeye, Echo is now set to have her story even more fleshed out in a Disney+ series of her own. Alaqua Cox's deaf hero was last seen in the final moments of Hawkeye holding a gun to her uncle Kingpin (played by Vincent D'Onofrio). After she pulled the trigger off-camera, audiences were left wondering if the Daredevil villain made it out of the conflict alive. 

Well, no one is 100% sure if D'Onofrio's Wilson Fisk made it out of the Jeremey Renner-starring series, many would agree it would not make sense to have introduced the character in the MCU only to kill him off after one episode. 

With Echo on the horizon, and a couple of Marvel Netflix characters getting a second chance in the universe, it only seems fitting that some of the names behind-the-scenes get to jump back in as well. 

Marvel Netflix Writers Brought onto Echo

As reported by The Illuminerdi, Marvel Studios is bringing back writing talent that worked on for Marvel TV in the upcoming Echo Disney+ series. 

Ken Kristensen and Dara Resnik will join the writing room on the project who wrote for The Punisher and Daredevil respectively. The two will join lead writer Marion Dayre (Better Call Saul), Shoshannah Stern (Supernatural, This Close), and Bobby Wilson (Rutherford Falls, Reservation Dogs). 

This will mark the first time Kristensen and Resnik have worked on the MCU proper, having only worked on Marvel Netflix projects previously. 

A Couple Marvel Vets on Echo

Up to this point, it has been a question whether the recently reintroduced Wilson Fisk and Matt Murdock could play a part in the upcoming Echo Diseny+ series. Now it is looking like that may be the case. 

Both Kristensen and Resnik have experience in the world of these Marvel Netflix characters, so it would make sense if they were to play a part in Echo's story.

Or at least, it makes sense that Kingpin (aka Wilson Fisk) would show up in some capacity. Whether Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock also is a part of the streaming title is still up for debate. Fisk feels like the perfect main antagonist for Echo, so he feels like a near guarantee at this point. 

As for these other writers, it is interesting to see Marion Dayre taking the lead on this series. Having something like Better Call Saul on her resume could potentially point to the kind of show Echo is ultimately going to be

Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, are high-intensity, edge-of-your-seat dramas, so maybe that is what Marvel Studios is aiming for here. A true crime-thriller in the MCU, something fans got tastes of in Daredevil and The Punisher as well. So this team feels perfect for the project that the Marvel brass have envisioned.

With Echo this early on the production runway, fans will likely have to wait until 2023 to take in the streaming series. 

- About The Author: Klein Felt
Klein Felt is a Senior Editor at The Direct. Joining the website back in 2020, he helped jumpstart video game content on The Direct. Klein plays a vital role as a part of the site's content team, demonstrating expertise in all things PlayStation, Marvel, and the greater entertainment industry.