Echo: Hawkeye Spinoff Series Announced by Marvel
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By: By CHARLIE RIDGELY - November 12, 2021 12:17 pm EST
New actress Alaqua Cox grew up on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Keshena, Wisconsin and is of the Menominee and Mohican nation. She played basketball and volleyball for the girls team at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf. Cox is also an amputee with a prosthetic leg. There are no entries for Cox on IMDB except for Hawkeye and upcoming Echo series.
In the comics Maya Lopez aka Echo could copy any physical act she could see after the first time. She dated Matt Murdock and battled Daredevil, took up Hawkeye's old Ronin mantel and with the help of the Avengers fought the super ninja group The Hand. Later she dated Moonknight which will also be a new series staring Oscar Issacs next year.
Echo will be making her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the upcoming Hawkeye TV series, but the character is already preparing for a long tenure in the franchise. Fortunately, when fans see actress Alaqua Cox portray the comic character in Hawkeye next month, they won't have to wonder or theorize when she will pop up in the MCU next. Echo is getting her own TV series on Disney+, and Disney+ Day revealed the first look at the series logo, which you can check out below.
Reports of a solo Echo TV series surfaced back in March, while Hawkeye was still in production. On Friday morning, as a part of the Disney+ Day celebration, Marvel Studios and Disney+ officially announced that the Echo series was in development. Cox will reprise her role as Echo, with Men in Black 3 and Tropic Thunder writers Emily and Etan Cohen writing the scripts and serving as executive producers.
Echo, aka Maya Lopez, is an extraordinary and unique hero for Marvel. She'll be the first Native American hero in the MCU and the second deaf character, following Eternals speedster Makkari, played by Lauren Ridloff. In the comics, Echo's father is killed by Kingpin and the villain ultimately decides to adopt her. There's no telling just yet how she will fit into the MCU, or if her debut will eventually help bring Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin into the fold.
It's not often that an actor's first on-screen role is part of the world's biggest entertainment franchise and a gateway to your own TV series, but that's exactly what happened to Cox when she landed the part of Echo. She was working at an Amazon facility when Marvel put out the casting call.
"It's crazy how much my life has already changed because I was a college dropout. I worked at a factory. I'm so excited to show people who I am and what I can do, what anybody can do," Cox told People Magazine ahead of Hawkeye's premiere.