Rumors have swirled for quite some time, but now it’s official. Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio are returning to reprise their roles as Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk, respectively, in Marvel Studios Echo.
When Marvel Studios confirmed the cast for Echo back in May, many fans were quick to note the absence of both Cox and D’Onofrio. However, as is often the case, the initial casting announcement only included a handful of cast members: Alaqua Cox as Echo, Devery Jacobs (ReservationDogs) and Graham Greene. Joining them will be Chaske Spencer (The Twilight Saga), Tantoo Cardinal (Wind River), Cody Lightning (Four Sheets to the Wind), and Zahn McClarnon (Reservation Dogs), reprising his role as Maya’s dad, Willie Lopez. It is currently unknown how many episodes the actors will appear in, however, they are also rumored to be joined by former Defender, Krysten Ritter, who has long been rumored to reprise her role as Jessica Jones. Interestingly, while THR does address the Ritter rumors, the outlet does not confirm or deny her potential appearance in the series.
As for how Cox’s Matt Murdock/Daredevil will be incorporated into the series, THR reports that Echo is set to feature a plotline in which Daredevil is on the search for a former ally. Cox starred in all three seasons of Daredevil and also starred in the team-up series, The Defenders, while D’Onofrio played Wilson Fisk on Daredevil for all three seasons.
Cox most recently appeared as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home, while D’Onofrio recently appeared alongside Alaqua Cox in Hawkeye. Production on Echo has been underway in Atlanta since May. As of now, Echo has no release date.