By Stephen Ippolito | March 22nd, 2021
Back in December, it was reported that newcomer Alaqua Cox had been cast as Maya Lopez (aka Echo) in the upcoming Hawkeye series. Now a new report says that the character will be getting her own spinoff.
According to Variety, Marvel Studios is in the early stages of developing a series for Disney+ about the character. The outlet also says that Etan Cohen and Emily Cohen are attached to write and executive produce it.
In the comics, Echo is a deaf Native American character who has the ability to “perfectly copy another person’s movements or fighting style,” similar to Taskmaster. She first appeared in the late 90s and started out as a Daredevil villain. Later on, she would switch to being a hero and took up the mantle of Ronin during a run on New Avengers in 2005. She’s also been known to work alongside Moon Knight and Wolverine.
Like her character, Cox is both deaf and of Native American descent. As mentioned before, she will debut in the Hawkeye series that’s expected to hit Disney+ sometime later this year.
The MCU is slated to have a significant presence on the Disney streaming service in the coming years. Six different shows are slated to drop in both 2021 and 2022. If I had to guess, Echo probably won’t be released until 2023.