While last year's Hawkeye effectively set up Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop as a new young MCU hero, it also introduced fans to Alaqua Cox's Maya Lopez/Echo starting in Episode 2. The series followed Maya as she sought revenge against Clint Barton for allegedly killing her father as the vigilante Ronin, all leading to the big reveal of her "uncle," Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin, by the end of the season.
Now, Cox is set to star in her own spin-off show, Echo, which picks up on her journey after shooting Uncle Wilson in a New York City alley in Episode 6. Even though it's a mystery where the new hero's story will take her after an all-out brawl with the Tracksuit Mafia, her future looks bright now that she and Clint Barton have settled their differences.
Recently, Marvel released the first new image of Cox from her solo Disney+ show, although it expectedly didn't reveal too much ahead of the series' anticipated 2023 release on Disney+. Along with that announcement came some exciting new information on who will join the leading actress on-screen as part of the core cast.
Actors & Actresses In Marvel's Echo
Marvel Entertainment revealed the cast members from Marvel Studios' Echo, which is currently filming and looking to release on Disney+ sometime in 2023.
Included in that group is Zahn McClarnon, who played Maya Lopez's father, William Lopez, in flashback scenes in Episode 3.
Reservation Dogs' Devery Jacobs was also a part of the group as well as Graham Greene, whose involvement was first revealed exclusively by The Direct.
"Echo also stars Chaske Spencer (Wild Indian, The English), Tantoo Cardinal (Killers of the Flower Moon, Stumptown), Devery Jacobs (FX’s Reservation Dogs, American Gods) and Cody Lightning (Hey, Viktor!, Four Sheets to the Wind), with Graham Greene (1883, Goliath) and Zahn McClarnon (Dark Winds, FX’s Reservation Dogs)."
Hawkeye Stars Return for Alaqua Cox's Echo
Echo's first official synopsis noted how Maya Lopez will have to reconnect with her sense of family and community in her debut solo outing, making a return for McClarnon as her father not too surprising. Even though her origin story centered on the Kingpin ordering his death, her ties to him should largely drive her forward as she learns what it takes to truly be a hero in the MCU.
While it's still unclear how big McClarnon's role will be after his death in Hawkeye, his influence will likely be one of the key driving forces that helps the story advance week to week.
Also of note is how many of the core cast members are of Native American descent, meaning that most of them will likely play members of Maya's family or people from her community as she returns home. Many of them have a history with the FX show Reservation Dogs, which also centers on an indigenous storyline, as that same background will be explored heavily in Echo.
On top of the confirmed cast, there are heavy indications that Echo will also feature returns for Charlie Cox as Daredevil and Vincent D'Onofrio as Kingpin, both of whom have heavy ties to the leading character in the comics. This is something that Marvel will unquestionably save for a big reveal later should it be true, although excitement is already high to see this Daredevil reunion in the canon MCU.
Echo is currently filming and will premiere on Disney+ sometime in 2023.