Marvel’s Echo: An Updated Cast List For The Hawkeye Spinoff, Including Alaqua Cox And Vincent D’Onofrio

Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton and Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop had a lot of trouble during their time together on Hawk Eye, and one of their most notable opponents was Maya Lopez, aka Echo. Created by David Mack and Joe Quesada, Echo has been a major player in the Marvel Comics space for over two decades, and long before Hawk Eye created for Disney+ subscribers, we knew the MCU’s version of the character had a bright future ahead of it. That’s because in March 2021, it was revealed that Echo would be getting his own spinoff show.

Echo is now officially part of the Phase 5 lineup and is expected to drop on Disney+ in mid-2023. The series will see Maya return to her hometown of Oklahoma after the events of Hawk Eye for, as Marvel’s official plot synopsis puts it, “accepting his past, reconnecting with his Native American roots, and embracing his family and community.” That’s all there is to work with the plot so far, but there are a handful of other things we know about. Echoincluding You better call SaulMarion Dayre attached as head writer, with Sydney Freehand and Catriona McKenzie being among the show’s directors, and more importantly in this case, the actors that make up the cast. On that note, let’s go over who’s part of this roster, including Alaqua Cox reprising the main character and Vincent D’Onofrio returning as an important character in Maya’s life, but not in a good way.

Alaqua Cox on Hawkeye

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Cox of Alaqua

Like his comic book counterpart, Alaqua Cox’s Echo is deaf and able to perfectly copy another person’s movements (similar to Taskmaster), making him a formidable opponent. Cox, who is also deaf and has a prosthetic leg, made her acting debut bringing Maya Lopez to life in Hawk Eyewith the character leading the Mafia Tracksuit and seeking revenge against Clint Barton for the death of his father, William Lopez. At the end of the series, Maya learned the whole story of William’s death and took revenge on the person who orchestrated the hit. Now is the time for Echo to take center stage and embark on a personal journey that will see her reconnect with people from her past and face both new and familiar threats.

Zahn McClarnon as William Lopez in Marvel's Hawkeye series

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Zahn McClarnon

During the Blip, which is the five years between when Thanos wiped out half of all life in the universe and Smart Hulk called off the genocide, William Lopez was killed by Clint Barton, who was murdering criminals under the name Ronin during this time and had been briefed on the operations of the Tracksuit Mafia in New York. William, who raised Maya to be observant and trained her in martial arts, urged his daughter with his dying words to flee before she met the same fate as him. Reservation dogs and WestworldZahn McClarnon is confirmed to be reprising William in the Echo series, so it stands to reason that the character will appear in flashbacks, though I wouldn’t rule out Maya seeing her late father in a dream sequence or hallucination.

Vincent D'Onofrio in Hawkeye

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Vincent D’Onofrio

Three years later daredevil Season 3 premiered on Netflix, which was followed soon after by the show’s cancellation, Vincent D’Onofrio returned as Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin in Hawk Eye. Kingpin was first teased as Maya’s “uncle” and in the series penultimate episode, the crime boss was outright identified as the man in cahoots with Kate’s Bishop’s mother. Speak Hawk Eye finale, we finally saw D’Onofrio in the flesh again as the Kingpin, and with him trying to kill Eleanor Bishop for betraying him, it was also revealed that he orchestrated Clint Barton killing William Lopez. Maya Lopez learned of this and confronted Uncle Fisk with a gun pointed at her face, and as the camera rolled away from them a gunshot was heard. Fans of the character can rest assured it wasn’t a killer blow, as D’Onofrio is back for Echo, with images from the Disney+ series shown at D23 showing Kingpin now wearing an eye patch. We don’t have to worry about his death in this series either, as it has been confirmed that he will return in Daredevil: Born Againwhich brings us to our next entry.

Charlie Cox starred as Daredevil in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

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Charlie Cox

December 2021 has been a big month for Daredevil fans, as in addition to the return of Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin in Hawk Eye, Spider-Man: No Coming Home featured a cameo from Matt Murdock of Charlie Cox, whom Peter Parker and his aunt May hired as a lawyer after his secret identity was leaked to the public. Matt is next to appear in She-Hulk: Lawyer both interacting with Tatiana Maslany’s Jennifer Walters as a civilian and teaming up with the title hero as Daredevil, though her costume has a different color scheme these days. Cox would also appear in Echo, which makes sense given both Kingpin’s involvement and Matt’s ties to Maya Lopez in the comics. Presumably, Matt gets involved in Maya’s affairs when Kingpin resurfaces, but it’s also rumored that the series will see him trying to find a former ally, who is supposedly Jessica Jones or The Punisher. After the events of Echo conclude, Daredevil and Kingpin will face off again in Daredevil: Born Again.

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Chaske Spencer

Now we come to the new faces that have joined Echo, all of whom play undisclosed roles. For starters, there’s Chaske Spencer, who is arguably best known for playing Sam Uley in all of Dusk films except the first. If you’re more of a TV buff, you might recognize him from his roles on shows like banshee, Sneaky Pete and Blind spot. Plus, in addition to starring alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Kate Bosworth in wild indianSpencer also already has a little Marvel experience under her belt playing Jace Montero in two episodes of Jessica Jones‘ last season.

Tantoo Cardinal in the ABC series Stumptown

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Cardinal Tantou

Tantoo Cardinal has been in the acting business for nearly 50 years, with some of the oldest entries on his resume including dance with wolves, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Fall Legends and Flat moccasins. More recently, Cardinal has re-offended or had guest roles on shows like Longmire, Foreign and New Amsterdamand she was also a series regular on the short-lived ABC series Stumptown. Before Echoshe will appear in Martin Scorsese The Moonflower Slayerswhich will be available for streaming with an Apple TV+ subscription.

Devery Jacobs in Hulu's Booking Dogs

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Devery Jacobs

Devery Jacobs began her acting career in the late 2000s with roles in The dead zone and Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlinebut in terms of widespread recognition, she is best known for her starring role as Elora Danan on the Hulu show Reservation dogs, which has been renewed for a third season. As such, she’s previously worked with Zahn McClarnon, but it remains to be seen if they’ll get any screen time in Echo. You might also remember Jacobs for playing Sam Blackcrow on Starz’s american gods.

Cody Lightning lying on the ground in Four Sheets to the Wind

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Cody Lightning

In 1998, five years after making his acting debut in the TV movie GeronimoCody Lightning played young Victor Joseph in Smoke signals, which earned him a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Supporting Actor. Then in 2007, he starred in four leaves in the wind, and he won the American Indian Film Festival for Best Actor for his performance as Cufe Smallhill. In the same way EchoThe lighting will appear in Hey, Victor! and dusk and dawn.

Graham Greene in Syfy's Defiance series

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Graham Green

One of Tantoo Cardinal’s co-stars in dance with wolves was Graham Greene, who played Kicking Bird in the 1990 film and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Greene’s other notable film credits include Die hard with a vengeance, The green Line, The Twilight Saga: The New Moon, wind river and Woodwhile on television he appeared in Being Erica, Challenge, Longmire, Goliath, american gods and the Yellowstone spin off 1883. In addition to Echo2023 drop, next year will see Greene play Marlon on HBO The last of us.

Keep your eyes peeled here for more additions to the Echo cast, as well as CinemaBlend in general for updates on the upcoming Marvel TV show.

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