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Daredevil and Kingpin will return for Marvel’s Echo series

Published Jul 7th, 2022 4:14PM EDT
Vincent D'Onofrio as Kingpin in Hawkeye.
Image: Marvel Studios

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When Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) popped up in Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans of Marvel’s Daredevil series freaked out. Their freakout continued when Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) joined Hawkeye on Disney Plus. So, was Marvel setting the stage for a rematch between the two characters in the MCU? Well, according to The Hollywood Reporter, a Daredevil-Kingpin reunion is indeed happening, and it might take place in Echo.

Daredevil and Kingpin will be in Echo

THR reports that Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio have both joined the cast of Marvel’s upcoming Disney Plus series Echo. The series will center on Alaqua Cox’s Maya Lopez, who made her MCU debut as the villain in Hawkeye.

As we learned over the course of the season, Kingpin took Maya in after her father died at the hands of Ronin. There was no way that any show focusing on Echo would fail to reckon with the fact that she has close ties to such an iconic villain.

The report explains that Echo will feature a storyline in which Matt Murdock is seeking out a former ally. That ally, according to the hosts of The Weekly Planet podcast, is none other than Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter). Here are all of the other details the hosts shared:

  • Charlie Cox will appear in three episodes of Echo.
  • Daredevil will don a red and black suit.
  • Vincent D’Onofrio will appear in four episodes.
  • Kingpin’s storyline will build up to him running for mayor of New York City.
  • Kingpin will be wearing an eyepatch after Maya shot him in the head.

Marvel has yet to confirm any specific plans for either character. With that said, it wouldn’t have made much sense to bring them back if they weren’t going to have prominent roles in the MCU. Presumably, the inclusion of Daredevil and Kingpin in Echo will set up the rumored Daredevil reboot reportedly in the works for Disney Plus.

What’s Echo going to be about?

Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez in Marvel Studios' Echo, exclusively on Disney+.
Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez in Marvel Studios’ Echo, exclusively on Disney+. Image source: Marvel Studios

Marvel shared the following synopsis for the upcoming series back in May:

Streaming exclusively on Disney, 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. Echo also stars Chaske Spencer (Wild IndianThe English), Tantoo Cardinal (Killers of the Flower MoonStumptown), Devery Jacobs (FX’s Reservation DogsAmerican Gods) and Cody Lightning (Hey, Viktor!Four Sheets to the Wind), with Graham Greene (1883Goliath) and Zahn McClarnon (Dark Winds, FX’s Reservation Dogs).

Echo is coming to Disney Plus in 2023, but doesn’t have a release date yet.

More Disney Plus coverage: For more Disney Plus news, check out our coverage of the Disney Plus movies and series to watch this month.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.

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