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Marvel’s Echo release date, cast, plot, trailer, and more news

Echo brings the fresh-faced character we first met in Hawkeye to the forefront in a new Marvel series, so here's what we know so far.

Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez / Echo

When is the Marvel Echo release date? The MCU is growing all the time, with new characters introduced regularly and supporting characters getting their own series to play with. Exactly that has happened to Maya Lopez, AKA Echo.

As a deaf Native American woman, Echo is an important Marvel Cinematic Universe addition. And she treads the precarious line between hero and villain, Echo‘s close affiliation with one of the best Marvel villains, Kingpin, means this Marvel series has every chance of being a gritty show akin to Netflix’s Daredevil. So, what will happen, and which of the best MCU characters will show up?

What is Marvel’s Echo release date?

Echo releases on January 10, 2024.

All episodes drop at once, unlike other Marvel shows. It was pushed from its original November 2023 window due to a big release date reshuffle, partly due to the 2023 strikes and partly due to the major issues the MCU is having.

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Marvel Echo release date: Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez in Marvel Echo

Who’s in Marvel’s Echo cast?

Alaqua Cox leads the Echo cast, continuing her story from the Hawkeye series. We’ll also get lots of Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio).

Charlie Cox will also appear as Matt Murdock, AKA Daredevil, ahead of Daredevil season 4. The pair are closely linked in the comics, so it figures that he will play a part in her solo story.

Zahn McClarnon will return as William Lopez, Maya’s father. If you watched Hawkeye, you’d know that William died years before, so it’s presumed his appearance will be solely in flashbacks. K. Devery Jacobs, Cody Lightning, Chaske Spencer, Graham Greene, and Tantoo Cardinal round out the cast.

Here is the Echo cast list:

  • Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez / Echo
  • Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk
  • Charlie Cox as Daredevil
  • Zahn McClarnon as William Lopez
  • Chaske Spencer as Henry
  • Tantoo Cardinal as Chula
  • Devery Jacobs as Bonnie
  • Cody Lightning as Cousin Biscuits
  • Graham Greene as Skully

Marvel Echo release date: Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez in Hawkeye

What is Marvel’s Echo about?

In Echo’s story, Maya Lopez wrestles with reconnecting to her Native American roots while balancing a life of crime as the successor to Wilson Fisk.

According to the show’s official synopsis, this will be an origin tale for the character and will follow Maya Lopez as she reconnects with her Native American roots after her ruthless actions in New York City follow her.

With this in mind, we expect plenty of flashbacks to Maya’s childhood and the traumatic events that shaped her life of crime, intertwined with her present, as she looks to get revenge on Fisk and redeem herself. And after what she did to Fisk, we imagine he’ll be hot on her trail.

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Is there a trailer for Marvel’s Echo?

The first Echo trailer was released on November 3, 2023.

The lack of promotional material has been making some fans a little dubious about Disney’s faith in the series, but we finally got footage in November, which you can see above. We even got glimpses of Daredevil!

Fans attending 2022’s D23 Fan Expo were previously shown footage from the series, in which Fisk was confirmed to have survived the bullet wound seen in the Hawkeye finale. In the clip, he’s bandaged up and tells Maya “It’s been a long time.”

There’s also a fun Hawkeye featurette, which explores how Cox helped to build the character of Maya.

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Where can I watch Marvel’s Echo?

You can watch Echo on Disney Plus when it releases on January 10, 2024.

This is the same place as the rest of Marvel’s upcoming series, so be sure you have a subscription to enjoy the show!

The service also has all of the most recent new movies from Marvel to enjoy, as well as everything else that’s new on Disney Plus. So click our link below to begin exploring. Loki season 2 is the pit stop prior to Echo.

How many episodes will there be in Marvel’s Echo?

There are five episodes of Echo.

Typically, MCU shows are six episodes long, so we’re bucking the trend here.

Still, considering how the six in Secret Invasion dragged on a bit, maybe the five-episode order is for the best. On the other hand, the middling reception of the numerous series has proved that not enough storytelling is being done (some of us are close to being done with Marvel series), so perhaps we’re going in the opposite direction to where we need to go to course correct.

If you want to dive into more Marvel content, here’s our guide to all the upcoming Marvel movies and the Marvel movies in order (as in, every order you can think of).

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