Echo season 1 ends with a bang, with Echo (Alaqua Cox) going up towards Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) once more after confronting him in Hawkeye. Alongside the way in which, she reconnected together with her roots, her household, and her sense of self, placing her on the monitor to turning into a hero.
It’s sufficient to make you surprise the place Echo may present up subsequent. To date, Echo has solely appeared in Hawkeye and Echo, however with the MCU branching farther than ever, it looks as if there are lots of locations a hothead superhero may pop up — together with, probably, a second season of her personal present?
Right here’s the whole lot we learn about Marvel’s future plans for Echo and Echo:
Is there going to be an Echo season 2?
As of this writing, Disney hasn’t confirmed if there can be a season 2 of Echo. For now, the present is being billed as a miniseries, identical to Hawkeye earlier than it. However that doesn’t essentially imply that the present gained’t be coming again.
When will Echo present up subsequent within the MCU?
To date, neither Alaqua Cox nor Echo have been confirmed to indicate up wherever else within the MCU. However there’s a Daredevil present within the works (and within the reworks) that looks as if a possibility for her; in spite of everything, they’d a reasonably nice struggle in Echo.
And if Hawkeye is any indication, this doesn’t should be the tip for Cox’s Maya Lopez. Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop confirmed up in a teaser scene on the finish of The Marvels as Hawkeye’s inheritor obvious, that means Echo may discover a similar slot someplace within the MCU. (Even when, for now, it’s nonetheless unclear what Kate can be doing as a part of Kamala’s staff.)
When may Echo season 2 debut on Disney Plus (or Hulu)?
If there’s an Echo season 2, it could be some time earlier than it really comes out. Echo was first introduced in November 2021, proper after Cox confirmed up as Echo in Hawkeye. With the present solely getting launched some two years later, the earliest we’re more likely to see Echo season 2 could be 2026.
What does this imply for the Marvel Highlight?
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Echo was a singular launch for Marvel, not simply because it was the primary one to drop on Hulu (and in full) as a substitute of Disney Plus. It was additionally the primary entry within the new Marvel Highlight umbrella, one thing Echo producer Richie Palmer says Echo was the suitable present on the proper time to be.
“I feel it was us saying, You recognize what? Echo needs to be its personal factor. So let’s permit it to be,” Palmer tells Polygon. “We needed to determine, once we have been bringing Maya Lopez to life, how will we honor that facet of the comics? How will we hold it darkish and gritty and separated from the whole lot else that was happening?”
“After which Kevin [Feige] got here in, as we have been modifying the present, and we have been seeing how darkish we have been pushing it. And he was saying, Don’t maintain again on the violence, don’t maintain again on the grit and this grounded tone, it’s what’s making this present so distinctive and particular. So Marvel Highlight type of got here from Kevin.”
With Highlight choices being framed as a possibility for extra informal viewing, even sans another MCU data, it’s unclear if exhibits like Echo are being designed (or promised, and even thought-about for) a second season.