Even before Hawkeye hits Disney+, there is already a spin-off in development about an exciting newcomer to the MCU.
The Hawkeye Disney+ series is currently filming and is set to introduce the next Hawkeye to the MCU: Kate Bishop. But there are also some exciting side characters set to appear, like Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova, who we will meet in the anticipated Black Widow movie and Echo played by Alaqua Cox, who is now getting her own spin-off show.
Variety exclusively broke the news that a Echo series is in active development. Echo will be played by Alaqua Cox, a deaf actress, who will make her acting debut in upcoming series and then will get her own show on Disney+.
Hawkeye Leads To Echo
The series will be written and executive produced by Etan Cohen and Emily Cohen, with a writers’ room recently being assembled. Etan Cohen is known for writing Tropic Thunder or Men in Black 3, while Emily Cohen is a relative new voice in the industry.
Echo, whose real name is Maya Lopez, is a deaf Native American superhero and has the ability to perfectly copy another person’s movements or fighting style, making her a formidable opponent in battle. In the comics, Echo was the first person to hold the title of Ronin before passing it onto Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye. Echo has crossed path with Daredevil or Moon Knight, as well as the Avengers.
Echo will be the second deaf superhero played by a deaf actress, following Lauren Ridloff’s Makkari, who we will meet in the highly anticipated Eternals.
Hawkeye is currently filming and is set to hit Disney+ in late 2021.
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