Echo is set to join the small screen lineup within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, exploring the adventures of Alaqua Cox's Maya Lopez after the events in Hawkeye. The upcoming Disney+ series is expected to explore the aftermath of Maya's decision to leave the Tracksuit Mafia behind while also seemingly killing off Vincent D'Onofrio's Wilson Fisk.
Although Fisk is presumed dead after Hawkeye's final episode in December 2021, rumors point to the character's return in Echo, thus spelling trouble for Maya.
Production of Echo has recently received a promising update, with filming set to start sometime this month. While fans wait for more progress about the Disney+ show, several cast members have either been reported or rumored to be added to the project, such as veteran actor Graham Greene and Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock.
Now, a concrete production update about Echo has emerged that should ramp up excitement for its release.
Marvel Studios' Echo Begins Filming Soon
Alaqua Cox, who portrays the MCU's Maya Lopez, confirmed via her Instagram story that filming for Echo will begin tomorrow, April 21:
In her post, Cox revealed that Reservation Dogs star Devery Jacobs sent her flowers to celebrate the start of filming for the Disney+ series:
"@kdeveryjacobs decided to surprise me with these beautiful flowers before the first day of filming tomorrow."
When Will Echo Premiere on Disney+?
This latest production update about Echo should serve as a positive sign, and this could be a solid hint that the series may be eyeing an early 2023 release on Disney+. Granted, this is if Marvel Studios stays on track with the filming schedule.
Based on the previously rumored production timeline, filming for Echo this month will commence in Social Circle, Georgia before moving to Grantsville from May 16 to May 20. It is unknown if there is an additional schedule, but it's likely that more locations will be unveiled or Marvel could decide to film scenes on sound stages.
For reference, Hawkeye began filming in December 2020, with principal photography wrapped in April 2021. Reshoots for the Jeremy Renner-led series happened in September 2021, which was two months before its Disney+ premiere in November 2021. All of these come with strict health protocols and slight delays due to COVID-19.
If Echo follows the same route, then an April filming start would mean a production wrap in either August or September, with reshoots being scheduled in either December or early 2023. This would give an estimated Spring 2023 release for Echo, with the summer of that year being the latest.