The first two episodes of “Hawkeye” are available on Disney +. The end of the second chapter ends with the arrival of a new character: Echo. Focus on this new protagonist.
Hawkeye : the great return of Falcon’s Eye
Of all the original Avengers (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, and Black Widow), Falcon’s Eye is the only one who does not have a film in his image. To make up for this absence, Marvel Studios decided to produce an entire series on the character. Directed by Jonathan Igla the show allows the return of Jeremy Renner as the famous archer. For the occasion, he is surrounded by Hailee Steinfeld as the talented Kate Bishop, Vera Farmiga as Eleanor Bishop or Florence Pugh back as Yelena Belova.
At present, the first two chapters of this six-part series have been unveiled. Two pleasant first laps that allow you to immerse yourself in a more classic Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) after the turns taken by Loki, What If …? and The Eternals. The second episode of Hawkeye in any case ends on the arrival of a new protagonist: Echo. Focus on this character.
Who is Echo?
At the end of episode 2, Clint Barton and Kate Bishop are captured by the tracksuit gang. The spectator then understands that this group, which lacks credibility, actually works for a mysterious woman, who calls himself Echo. Played by Alaqua Cox, this character is a deaf superheroine of Native American origin, expert in martial arts. In the comics, she wears a white hand mark on her face and has the ability to copy the techniques of his opponents (a bit like The Master of Corvées suddenly).
Real name Maya Lopez, Echo was created in 1999 by David W. Mack and Joe Quesada. Regular character of the Daredevil series, this heroine also wore the Ronin costume for a while, which makes him have a direct commonality with Clint Barton (and now Kate Bishop). Perhaps, precisely, the capture of the two archers has something to do with the Ronin’s costume.
What’s his future in the MCU?
In the comics, his father, played by Zahn McClarnon in the series, gets killed by Le Caïd. But the latter blames Daredevil, which prompts Echo to embark on a vengeful quest against the blind vigilante. Obviously, Daredevil will manage to make him listen to reason, thus pushing Echo to change sides and then attack the Kingpin.
Logically, Echo should get pretty similar treatment in the MCU. No doubt she will want revenge on Clint Barton for one of his past acts as the Ronin, before realizing that the archer is on the right side of the line. It is also known that Marvel Studios is currently working on a series entirely focused on Echo. Directed by Emily Cohen, this spin-off is expected in 2023 on Disney +. Difficult to know at this stage if the show will allow the returns of Daredevil and Wilson Fisk (aka The Kingpin) in the MCU. But it is in any case an open door that should not be neglected. As for Hawkeye, the show will unveil an episode on Disney + every Wednesday until the end of the year.