Later this year, Disney+’s Hawkeye series will introduce newcomer Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez A.K.A. Echo. However, Marvel Studios and Disney+ may have even bigger plans for the company’s first deaf Native American heroine. According to Variety, Marvel and Disney are already developing an Echo spinoff with Cox in the leading role.
Variety’s report also indicates that a writing room has already been assembled, with Etan Cohen and Emily Cohen attached as the showrunners.
David Mack and Joe Quesada created Echo in 1999 during their Marvel Knights Daredevil run. After Kingpin murdered Maya’s father, he raised her and nurtured her gift for physical mimicry. Echo earned her nickname because she can replicate almost any action she sees, much like Taskmaster.
Within the comics, Maya was also a member of the New Avengers and the first person to adopt the Ronin persona used by Hawkeye in Avengers: Endgame.
Cox will make her on-screen debut in Hawkeye alongside Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld. Florence Pugh, Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, and Zahn McClarnon also co-star in the series. McClarnon will play Maya’s father, William Lopez, on the series.
Hawkeye will hit Disney+ later this year.
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Recommended Reading: Daredevil: Parts of a Hole (First Appearance of Echo)
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