The upcoming Disney+ collection Echo will showcase the character extra in-depth following her debut in Hawkeye. In line with director Sydney Freeland, this can embody ditching some powers from the comedian model of Echo.
Chatting with Selection, Freeland briefly touched on what to anticipate from the upcoming five-episode collection. Whereas she didn’t go too in-depth on what kind of powers Echo can have within the collection, Freeland did be aware that they is perhaps somewhat totally different than what followers of the comics may anticipate.
“Her energy within the comedian books is that she will copy something, any motion, any no matter. It’s type of lame,” Freeland mentioned. “I’ll say, that’s not her energy. I’ll simply type of go away it at that.”
Within the comics, Echo possesses photographic reflexes that enable her to primarily copy different folks’s actions, just like that of Marvel character Taskmaster. The “energy” isn’t strictly tied to preventing kinds, nonetheless, as in numerous factors within the comics, Echo has proven the potential to repeat one thing like Bullseye’s professional intention just by watching him.
Nonetheless, it appears as if the present is about to go a distinct route in explaining how Lopez is so gifted.
What’s Echo about?
“The five-episode streaming occasion spotlights Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) as she is pursued by Wilson Fisk’s (Vincent D’Onofrio) prison empire,” reads the brand new synopsis. “When the journey brings her dwelling, she should confront her family and legacy. All 5 episodes will stream on Jan. 10 on each platforms. They’ll be obtainable on Hulu till April 9. This marks the primary Marvel Studios collection to drop all solely bingeable episodes directly.”
Echo will characteristic the return of Cox as she reprises her function as Maya Lopez after debuting in final yr’s Hawkeye, the place it was revealed Maya had an extended historical past with Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin. Becoming a member of D’Onofrio are Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Zahn McClarnon (Fargo), Devery Jacobs (Reservation Canine), Cody Lightning, Chaske Spencer, Tantoo Cardinal, and Graham Greene.
Marion Dayre is the lead author for the Hawkeye spin-off. The writers’ room additionally contains Bobby Wilson, Rebecca Roanhorse, Shoshannah Stern, Josh Feldman, Kaitlyn Jeffers, Steven Paul Judd, Jason Gavin, Ken Kristensen, Dara Resnik, and Jessica Mecklenburg.