Just some days in the past, Marvel Studios revealed the primary footage its upcoming sequence Echo. Beforehand meant for 2023 earlier than getting knocked to 2024 in an effort to area issues out, the Hawkeye spinoff sees Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) return dwelling after having simply violently turned in her resignation as Kingpin’s enforcer and surrogate daughter. In comparison with different current MCU reveals, a lot of Echo feels tangibly completely different, and Marvel’s going to deal with it in a different way than its different reveals—specifically within the banner it flies.
Beginning with Echo, Marvel could have a brand new “Marvel Highlight” for a few of its TV reveals. Based on streaming head Brad Winderbaum, the Highlight reveals will likely be “extra grounded, character-driven tales to the display screen, and within the case of Echo, specializing in street-level stakes over bigger MCU continuity.” The title hails from anthology comedian guide sequence of the identical title that ran from 1971-1981 and served because the launch level for characters like Johnny Blaze’s Ghost Rider, Spider-Woman, Crimson Wolf, and Werewolf by Night. For individuals who discover themselves overwhelmed (or simply unable to care about) the multiverse shenanigans and large cosmic threats on the horizon, Marvel seems to have heard you loud and clear: Winderbaum assured that audiences “[won’t] have to have seen different Marvel sequence to know what’s occurring in Maya’s story.”
The precise point out of “street-level stakes” and “grounded, character-driven tales” will possible have many questioning what different reveals might go below Highlight banner. Since Echo is notably Marvel’s first TV-MA present and the trailer options somebody getting explicitly shot within the head, this may increasingly even be a method for reveals just like the retooled Daredevil: Born Again and a hypothetical Punisher series (to say nothing of different characters like Ghost Rider or Jessica Jones) to maintain the mature really feel of their unique iterations whereas nonetheless present within the MCU framework.
Echo will premiere on Disney+ and Hulu on January 10, 2024.
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