Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio confirmed for Marvel’s ‘Echo’ Disney + series
Back in May, a rumor suggested that Charlie Cox and Vincent D’onofrio would repeat their roles as Daredevil and Kingpin, respectively, in Marvel’s upcoming “Echo” series for Disney +. The rumor has now been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter.
Per THR, Sources say Echo will include a plotline where Daredevil, whose alter ego is the blind lawyer Matt Murdoch, is searching for a former ally. Podcast The Weekly Planet has reported that the ally is Jessica Jones, another Marvel character who topped her own Netflix series and was played by Krysten Ritter. If Ritter as Jones actually appears in Echo, it will leave Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Punisher as the street-level crime fighters that still remain to be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Charlie Cox originally played Matt Murdock / Daredevil in the Marvel series on Netflix from 2015 to 2018. He also appeared in the spinoff series, The defenders. Most recently, his character had a cameo appearance in Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. D’onofrio also starred Daredevil and most recently appeared as Kingpin / Wilson Fish in Marvel’s Hawkeye series on Disney +. Both characters have deep connections to Maya Lopez / Echo in the comics.
Echo’s origin story is streamed exclusively on Disney + in 2023, and visits Maya Lopez, whose ruthless behavior in New York City catches up with her in her hometown. She must face her past, reconnect with her Native American roots, and embrace the importance of family and community if she ever hopes to move on.
“Echo” also features Chaske Spencer (“Wild Indian”, “The English”), Tantoo Cardinal (“Killers of the Flower Moon”, “Stumptown”), Devery Jacobs (FX’s “Reservation Dogs”, “American Gods”) and Cody Lightning (“Hey, Viktor!” “Four Sheets to the Wind”), with Graham Greene (“1883,” “Goliath”) and Zahn McClarnon (“Dark Winds,” FXs “Reservation Dogs”).
Episodes of the series are directed by Sydney Freeland (Navajo) and Catriona McKenzie (Gunaikurnai). Executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Stephen Broussard, Richie Palmer, Marion Dayre and Jason Gavin (Blackfeet). Co-executive producers are Amy Rardin, Sydney Freeland, Christina King (Seminole) and Jennifer Booth.
“Echo” is currently being recorded and is expected to continue until August 26 in Peachtree City, Georgia.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter