Echo is officially one of the many new shows from Marvel Entertainment coming to Disney+. Marvel announced the Hawkeye spin-off series during the Disney+ Day celebration. Echo, played by Alaqua Cox, is the first Indigenous character to lead her own Marvel series. 

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Cox will make her acting debut in Hawkeye later this month. She play Maya Lopez, aka Echo in the series opposite Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld. Echo has the ability to mimic movements and fighting style. Hawkeye also features indigenous actor Zahn McClarnon. And she is deaf. According to Variety, she crosses paths with Daredevil, Moon Knight, and the Avengers. And she is the adopted daughter of Kingpin in the comics.

Echo was created by David Mack and Joe Quesada. She first appeared in Daredevil #9 in 1999. Emily Cohan and Etan Cohen will write the scripts and serve as executive producers of the Echo series.  

Cox was born and raised on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Keshena, WI. She is Menominee and Mohican. She is the first Indigenous character and the second deaf actress to join the MCU after Lauren Ridloff, who plays Makkari in Eternals. Cox is also an amputee, with a prosthetic leg. 

Hawkeye has six episodes beginning November 24 on Disney+. There is no official release date for Echo at this time. 

 

 

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