Following rampant speculation, Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio are officially returning to the MCU as Daredevil and Kingpin in Echo on Disney Plus.
Fans have been expecting the two Daredevil stars to return ever since Echo was announced for Disney Plus. Both have already made recent MCU returns, Charlie Cox in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Vincent D’Onofrio in Hawkeye, but have not shared the screen since appearing in Daredevil on Netflix.
Now it has emerged that the two Marvel stars will be reunited alongside Alaqua Cox’s Maya Lopez in Echo.
Daredevil Is Born Again On Disney Plus
When Marvel’s Netflix series were first released, starting with Daredevil, some questions were raised over the shows’ canonicity in the MCU. While the shows were clearly intended to take place in the MCU, there seemed to be little overlap with the stories Marvel was telling on the big screen.
Now Marvel Studios appears to be sending the clear message that these shows were always part of the MCU. Hawkeye took the first step to reintroducing the Netflix characters when Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin appeared. Now, Hawkeye spinoff Echo is continuing down that path.
While Charlie Cox made a cameo as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home, he was only glimped briefly and only in his civilian guise. Echo will be the first time he has suited up as Daredevil since the Netflix series’ final season in 2018.
Some reports are claiming Echo will see Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock seeking out former ally Jessica Jones, formerly played by Krysten Ritter in her own Netflix series. Interestingly, Jessica Jones was recently retitled A.K.A. Jessica Jones on Disney Plus, possibly suggesting a renewed focus on the series from Marvel Studios/Disney.
Reports surrounding the actors’ involvement in the series are suggesting Charlie Cox will appear in three episodes of Echo, while Vincent D’Onofrio will appear in four.
Here is the official synopsis for Echo:
“The origin story of Echo revisits 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 meaning of family and community if she ever hopes to move forward.”
Serving as executive producers on Echo are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Stephen Broussard, Richie Palmer, Marion Dayre, and Jason Gavin, while Amy Rardin, Sydney Freeland, Christina King, and Jennifer Booth will serve as co-executive producers.
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