Fans have been begging Marvel to revive the Daredevil universe, and it looks like their pleas have finally been heard. Marvel recently released the trailer for the new upcoming series Echo. The trailer beautifully highlights the raw and violent element of Daredevil’s universe that fans have been missing for a long time. Let’s see what Marvel has in store for its fans with Echo.
Echo: Marvel’s first TV MA-rated show
Echo is packed with a number of “firsts” for Marvel studios. It will be the first in the history of Marvel shows that are only suitable for adult audiences, the first from Marvel to debut on both Disney+ and Hulu, the first from Marvel to see every episode in one sitting.
The biggest “first” that Echo has managed to achieve, however, is the introduction of the very first deaf and Native American character. When Marvel’s Echo was announced at a press event, series director and executive producer Sydney Freeland stated: “Representation was extremely important to myself and everyone on the crew.” In doing so, she expresses how happy she is because she is the spirit behind this representation of both deaf and native American people. Echo is all set to make its official release January 10, 2024 and can be streamed Both Disney+ and Hulu.
This series is set in the Daredevil universe and the events of Echo are tied back to the events of Hawkeye. If we look at the comic book version of Echo, Maya Lopez’s father is killed by Kingpin, but he asked the killer to take care of his daughter with his dying breath. Kingpin honors the dying man’s wish and takes her under his wing, where she eventually grows into a master martial artist and fierce fighter. Sydney Freeland says:
“Maya is in a very vulnerable, emotional place after this. She has all these pent up emotions, anger, and feelings inside her, and she doesn’t know what to do with them. And there will be someone who can give her a helping hand.’
Freeland also states that Echo isn’t some space-traveling cosmic thing with aliens or monsters, but rather a simple ‘Street-Level’ drama and will take a completely different path than what Marvel is doing from here on out. She enforces this by saying “It is not the fate of the universe that is at stake, this is the fate of a family.”
However, Sydney hasn’t let us know about any other Marvel characters that could appear in Echo, but she has been pretty open about what Echo’s superpower will be. She mentions:
“Her power in the comic books is that she can copy anything, any movement, anything. It’s kind of lame. [I] will say: that is not her power. I’ll just leave it at that.”
All this said, it looks like the Echo we get to see on screen will be very different from what we saw in the comics. As far as I think, this isn’t something we should be afraid of, because if Marvel can make something as twisted yet beautiful as Loki season 2, it can definitely make Echo an absolute masterpiece. So let’s wait for the series to come out on the official release date of January 10, 2024 and until then, we’ll keep you posted on all the exciting things happening!