Indigenous and deaf Marvel superhero Echo also known as Maya Lopez, is reportedly getting her own series spinning out of the upcoming Disney+ ‘Hawkeye’ show starring Jeremy Renner.
Created by David Mack, Joe Quesada, and Jimmy Palmiotti in Daredevil, who has had interactions with Daredevil, Moon Knight, Captain Marvel, and the Avengers.
Echo is deaf, but has the ability of photographic kinesics to perfectly mirror any action and fighting style she witnesses, will be portrayed by deaf Native American actress Alaqua Cox.
Etan and Emily Cohen have been tapped to write and executive produce, with Marvel to produce. A group of writers have reportedly been assembled.
Variety exclusively reported in December that newcomer Cox and several other cast members were joining the “Hawkeye” series. The show will be Cox’s on-screen debut. Whether or not the show goes to series remains to be seen, but it would come as little surprise if Marvel began building outs its expanding television universe even more with characters from its current crop of shows at Disney Plus.
Renner will reprise his “Avengers” master archer role in “Hawkeye” alongside Hailee Steinfeld, who is playing Kate Bishop, Hawkeye’s protege. The series picks up after the events of “Avengers: Endgame” and is written and executive produced by Jonathan Igla. Rhys Thomas and Bert & Bertie serve as directors.
Vera Farmiga, Florence Pugh, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton and Zahn McClarnon will also appear in “Hawkeye.” Farmiga plays Eleanor Bishop, the mother of Kate Bishop; Pugh reprises her “Black Widow” role as the spy and assassin Yelena Belova; Fee plays Kazi, likely the comic book character Kazimierz Kazimierczak, a.k.a. the villain Clown; Dalton portrays Jack Duquesne, Hawkeye’s former mentor named Swordsman; and McClarnon plays William Lopez, Echo’s father.
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