Marvel Studios is kicking off 2024 with a bang with the end of the acclaimed Echo series on Disney+, leaving us eager for what lies ahead in the MCU. Here are all the details…
Echo’s final scene gives important clues about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Described by critics as “a huge success”, the five-part series takes a bold, grounded approach, setting the stage for a year with only one Marvel movie, Deadpool 3.
The climax of Echo revolves around a violent showdown at the Choctaw Powwow between young anti-hero Maya Lopez, played by Alaqua Cox, and her adoptive father figure Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio).
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Kingpin kidnaps Maya’s grandmother and cousin, setting the stage for a confrontation with the nefarious Black Knife Cartel. But in a surprising turn of events, the Cartel leaves it up to Maya’s uncle Henry Black Crow Lopez and her cousin Biscuits to take them out with a bullet and a monster truck, respectively.
As Maya confronts the Kingpin to save her family, she draws on the powers of her Choctaw ancestors. An unexpected development occurs when she enters the Kingpin’s mind and tries to “heal” his anger and pain. The episode ends with Maya reconnecting with the family that the Kingpin isolated her from.
The mid-credits scene adds another exciting layer to the narrative
As the Kingpin escapes in his private jet, he watches a news bulletin about the race for mayor of New York City. Noticing that there are no front-runners, Kingpin sees an opportunity.
The story suggests that New York City craves someone who “fights with his bare hands”, prompting Kingpin to consider running for mayor.
This moment sets the stage for Disney+’s upcoming Daredevil: Born Again, as Kingpin is rumored to take on the role of the Mayor of New York City.
The series introduces Echo’s new powers and reveals a shift in origin and scope compared to her comic book counterpart.
Daredevil makes a notable appearance in Echo, also tying the series to the Marvel Cinematic Universe narrative. Maya confronts Daredevil in a thrilling action sequence and wins the Kingpin’s admiration. This dynamic sets the stage for potential team-ups and conflicts in the upcoming Daredevil series.