Disney is changing things up as it is announced all the episodes of Marvel’s Echo series will be released on Disney+ at the same time in binge-fashion similar to other streamers such as Netflix.
Kevin Feige revealed the news and announced all episodes of Echo will be made available on November 29 on the Disney+ streaming service.
It was previously thought the series would be released in the Summer, but Disney CEO Bob Iger has said they are slowing things down with Marvel, so we see that includes Echo getting pushed back to November.
The release is a big change for Disney as they have never released all episodes of a show at once as the episodes are usually released weekly.
“In Hawkeye, fans were first introduced to Maya Lopez, a character played by Alaqua Cox. She will return to get her revenge in Echo, a limited drama from an incredible team of indigenous writers, directors, and cast members. And in a first for us all episodes will drop on November 29,” Feige said at Disney’s Upfronts.
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Marvel Studios’ Echo will arrive on November 29, 2023 on Disney+, with all episodes dropping onto the streaming platform that day. The new series tells the origin story of Maya Lopez, whose ruthless behavior in New York City catches up with her in her hometown. She must face her past, reconnect with her Native American roots and embrace the meaning of family and community if she ever hopes to move forward.
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The origin story of Echo
Here is the synopsis: Streaming exclusively on Disney, the origin story of Echo revisits Maya Lopez, whose ruthless behavior in New York City catches up with her in her hometown. She must face her past, reconnect with her Native American roots and embrace the meaning of family and community if she ever hopes to move forward.
The series stars Alaqua Cox, Chaske Spencer, Tantoo Cardinal, Devery Jacobs, Cody Lightning, Graham Greene and Zahn McClarnon, and it has been said Charlie Cox will appear as Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin.
The directors are Sydney Freeland and Catriona McKenzie; Executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Stephen Broussard, Richie Palmer, Marion Dayre, Jason Gavin, Amy Rardin, Sydney Freeland, Christina King, and Jennifer Booth.
Who is Echo?
In Marvel Comics, Echo is the alter ego of Maya Lopez, a Native American character who made her first appearance in Daredevil Vol. 2 #9 in 1999, created by writer David Mack and artist Joe Quesada.
Maya Lopez, also known as Echo, possesses the ability to perfectly mimic any action or movement she sees, earning her the nickname “the world’s greatest mimic.” She has a unique form of photographic reflexes, allowing her to replicate physical skills and fighting techniques with remarkable accuracy.
Echo’s backstory involves her connection to the criminal organization known as the Kingpin. She was raised by her father, Willie “Crazy Horse” Lincoln, a former enforcer for the Kingpin. Maya’s father trained her extensively in combat and martial arts. However, she eventually discovers that the Kingpin was responsible for her father’s death.
Echo’s character is closely associated with Daredevil. She becomes infatuated with Matt Murdock, the man behind the Daredevil mask, and learns his secret identity. Maya adopts the mantle of Daredevil for a time, taking on the crime-fighting responsibilities while Matt Murdock is temporarily incapacitated.
Echo has appeared in various Marvel titles and storylines, interacting with other superheroes and playing a significant role in events such as Secret Invasion and Moon Knight. She is known for her distinctive facial tattoo, representing her Native American heritage.