Hawkeye — the Marvel collection for Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar — has but to even end manufacturing, however Marvel Studios is already growing a spin-off primarily based on one among its supporting characters in response to a brand new report. The character in query is Echo/ Maya Lopez, set to be performed by Alaqua Cox on Hawkeye. Echo is the primary Native American superhero and the second deaf superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Husband-wife duo Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder) and Emily Cohen are reportedly set as head writers and government producers on Marvel’s Echo Disney+ collection.
Variety first introduced phrase of an Echo collection in early improvement at Disney+ and Marvel Studios, with sister publication Deadline confirming as a lot a couple of hours later. Marvel Studios declined to remark, whereas Cohens’ representatives didn’t instantly reply. There’s no phrase on whether or not Marvel’s Echo Disney+ collection shall be set earlier than or after the occasions of Hawkeye, which takes place in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame and follows Clint Barton/ Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) as he trains Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) to take over the mantle. Echo’s function on Hawkeye can be unclear.
In the Marvel comics, Echo/ Maya Lopez — created by author David Mack and artist Joe Quesada in late 1999 — is presented with photographic reflexes that permit her to completely copy another person’s actions, similar to the Taskmaster who’s going to be launched in the Scarlett Johansson-led Black Widow, which has been a lot delayed as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Her deafness does influence her superhuman talents, as she’s a bit helpless in the darkish, and can’t talk with these carrying masks or helmets.
Cox’s Echo will make her live-action debut on Hawkeye alongside Renner’s Hawkeye and Steinfeld’s Bishop, in addition to Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova from Black Widow, Verma Farmiga as Kate’s mom Eleanor Bishop, Fra Fee because the mercenary villain Kazi/ Kazimierz Kazimierczak, Tony Dalton as Barton’s early mentor Jack Duquesne/ Swordsman, and Zahn McClarnon as Maya’s father William Lopez. Behind the scenes, Jonathan Igla is the creator and head author. Rhys Thomas and Bert & Bertie function administrators on Hawkeye.
Echo joins a number of Marvel-Disney+ collection in the works, alongside Tom Hiddleston-led Loki (June 11), the animated Marvel’s What If…? (summer time 2021), Ms. Marvel with Iman Vellani (late 2021), Oscar Isaac-starrer Moon Knight, and She-Hulk with Mark Ruffalo and Tatiana Maslany (2022). Others are all undated, together with Secret Invasion with Samuel L. Jackson, Ironheart with Dominique Thorne, Don Cheadle-led Armor Wars, and a Wakanda collection from Black Panther director Ryan Coogler.
Hawkeye is ready to premiere in late 2021 on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar.