Earlier today, we received our shocking first have a look at Marvel’s Hawkeye spinoff series centered round Alaqua Cox’s Maya Lopez, Echo. However now that Maya is entering into the highlight, she’s going to be much more completely different than her comics counterpart.
Though at present additionally the avatar of the cosmic entity often known as the Phoenix Drive within the comics (it’s… an extended story), largely Maya is understood for her photographic reflexes: just like Black Widow’s Taskmaster, Maya can completely replicate somebody’s bodily actions and combating fashion after seeing them as soon as, granting her the power to have a wide range of weapon proficiencies and martial expertise at a second’s discover.
Nevertheless, in Echo, she can have one thing else solely, as a result of in keeping with Echo producer Sydney Freeland, these powers are “lame.”
“Her energy within the comedian books is that she will copy something, any motion, any no matter. It’s form of lame,” Freeland informed press at an occasion for immediately’s trailer launch (by way of Variety). “I’ll say, that’s not her energy. I’ll simply form of go away it at that.”
No matter talents Echo can have stay to be seen—we don’t see something overtly express within the trailer past hand-to-hand fight, so it’s unlikely she’ll be flying by way of the skies blasting power beams or something. The MCU already has related talents to Echo’s in different characters; different conditions previously have seen alterations made—like Kamala Khan’s crystalline constructs in Ms. Marvel over her stretching and embiggening from the comics—so it’s not shocking to listen to a change was made. Nevertheless it feels dismissive of the character to not simply just about overhaul her complete toolkit, however name her comics counterpart lame within the course of.
We’ll discover out what else is new with Maya when Echo hits Hulu and Disney+ on January 10.
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