Everyone seems to rave about Kate Bishop in the Hawkeye series, but that show also gave us a great character in the form of Maya Lopez a.k.a. Echo played by Alaqua Cox. Echo is set to get her own series on Disney+ next year, and Marvel Studios has just dropped a new trailer featuring Vincent D’Onofrio as her uncle Wilson Fisk a.k.a. Kingpin.
With Maya outright shooting Fisk in the face during the Hawkeye finale, it looks like the show is going to be delving more into the history and current state of their relationship. It does seem that Maya had to be around violence when she was close to Fisk, but after her rejection of him in the Hawkeye show, he could be wanting her back.
A lot of fans seem to be upset that Maya doesn’t really have any powers when it comes to her comic counterpart, but some are reading the show to mean that ‘Echo’ means that she herself has become like an imitation of her uncle, and it will be Maya’s arc to try and break that cycle and come to her own as a person.
With Daredevil: Born Again going back to square one, Echo will have to be the closest thing we have to it for now. It does feel a lot like the original Netflix Daredevil, and though he does seem bigger in this show, Kingpin is no less brutal.
I’m just hoping they manage to shine a light on how much of an expert gangster he is as well besides him solely relying on violence to get his way.
Catch all episodes of Echo when it releases on Disney+ on Jan. 10, 2024.