Vincent D’Onofrio Calls ‘Echo’ One Of The ‘Smoothest Productions’ He’s Worked On

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It seems even Wilson Fisk has standards! Kingpin actor Vincent D’Onofrio praises Echo as one of the smoothest productions he’s ever worked on.

Echo stands out as the bloodiest Marvel Cinematic Universe project to date. However, it may also end up being the smoothest behind the camera. According to Vincent D’Onofrio, who returns as the Kingpin of Crime Wilson Fisk in Echo, the Disney Plus series was one of the smoothest productions he’s ever worked on, mostly thanks to a female-led crew.

“That there’s a couple things about this show that were really special,” D’Onofrio said during the press conference for Echo. “One of them was the fact that Sydney [Freeland] was the director.  One of the directors. And executive producers. And then there was the fact that, I’m sorry, but I have to say it. The DP was a woman. The writer was a woman. The directors were women. The lead is a woman. It’s one of the smoothest shows that I was ever on in my life.” 

“Like, it was run so well. There was never a kink in the day. Nobody ever bumped against anything. Not while I was there anyway.  It was one of the smoothest productions [laugh].  The first thing I said to my kids when I got home, was, ‘That was one of the smoothest productions I’ve ever been on.’ It was amazing. And that doesn’t always happen.”

It’s certainly interesting to hear the production of Echo went so smoothly, especially given all the turmoil rumored to have happened in post-production. Given Vincent D’Onofrio was actually on set as Wilson Fisk, it’s safe to say any problems with the Disney Plus series were likely greatly exaggerated. Here’s to hoping the show’s quality lives up to the production!

Where Echo lies within the MCU

Echo is set to debut early next year on Disney Plus, with every episode of the show being released at once. This makes it the first MCU project on Disney Plus to follow the Netflix binge model of releasing all of the episodes on the same day.

Alaqua Cox’s Hawkeye spinoff series will be the tenth overall original Marvel Studios series for Disney Plus. It’s also one of two live-action spin-offs from a previous series — the other being the WandaVision offshoot Agatha: Coven of Chaos.

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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Anthony Singletary

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