Few Marvel Studios projects have been subject to the type of pre-trailer doom and gloom as Echo. After debuting in Hawkeye, Maya Lopez, played by Alaqua Cox, is taking her own adventure that will lead her back home to explore her Native American heritage and footage shown exclusively at 2022’s D23 looked promising; however, rumors of a troubled production continued to spread and release date shuffles did nothing to quell them. Once it came to light that Disney planned to release the entire show at once–and that it has been cut back to 5 episodes–hysteria about the quality of the show reached an all-time high. One final release date shift due to the ongoing strikes in Hollywood seemed like a final kick while the show was down but now fans can scratch a new date onto their calendars…for now.
According to a listing at the US Copyright Catalog, Echo is now set for release on January 10, 2024. That date is consistent with a previous report from THR that indicated the series has been bumped out of 2023.
Vincent D’Onfrio is set to appear as Kingpin in Echo, which will also feature a pair of Cox as Charlie Cox is also on board as Matt Murdock/Daredevil. The official synopsis for the series can be read in full below.
Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) struggles to reconnect with her Native American roots while balancing aspirations tied to a life of crime as successor to the brutal legacy of Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) aka Kingpin. In the first episode we are introduced to Maya Lopez and her struggles.
Source: US Copyright Office