Marvel Echo Release Date: Marvel is kicking off the new year with something unique in Echo, which goes beyond being just a spin-off of Hawkeye. Echo marks several firsts for both Marvel Studios and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Firstly, it is the first series developed by Marvel Studios to be rated TV-MA, indicating a darker and more mature storyline. Additionally, Echo is the inaugural entry under the Marvel Spotlight banner, focusing on smaller-scale, less-interconnected stories in the MCU that can stand alone. Lastly, Echo will also establish a new precedent in terms of its online release strategy.
Taking place sometime after the holiday hero adventure in Hawkeye, Echo continues the story of vigilante Maya Lopez (played by Alaqua Cox), who has turned away from her life as a criminal enforcer. However, it’s not as simple as it sounds, as Maya discovers that she didn’t completely deal with the consequences of shooting her former mentor, Wilson Fisk (portrayed by Vincent D’Onofrio), also known as The Kingpin. As Maya transitions into fighting crime instead of committing it, she must find a way to handle someone as dangerous as Fisk, even if it means crossing paths with another of Kingpin’s adversaries, Daredevil (played by Charlie Cox).
To learn more about when, where, and how you can see Marvel’s latest street-level hero in action, read below to find out where you can watch Marvel’s Echo
Echo Release Date
Maya Lopez must face her past, reconnect with her Native American roots and embrace the meaning of family and community if she ever hopes to move forward.
Echo Release Date January 9, 2024
Main Genre Drama
Studio Marvel Studios
Franchise Marvel Cinematic Universe
Main Characters Maya Lopez
Producer Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Stephen Broussard, Richie Palmer, Marion Dayre, Jason Gavin, Amy Rardin, Sydney Freeland, Christina King and Jennifer Booth
Streaming Service(s) Disney+
Franchise(s) Marvel Cinematic Universe
Is Marvel’s ‘Echo’ Premiering on TV?
Marvel’s Echo is set to debut exclusively on streaming this January, as Marvel Studios has not yet announced any plans for a live television release. While the show won’t initially premiere on live TV, the recent airing of Ms. Marvel on ABC indicates that Marvel may still choose to showcase their shows on television, albeit after their streaming debut. Echo presents a unique situation as it is intended for mature audiences (TV-MA), making it unsuitable for syndicated networks like ABC without significant editing. If Echo does eventually air on live television, FX may be the most likely option, given Marvel and Disney’s affiliation with the network following the merger of FX’s parent company, 20th Century Studios.
Is Marvel’s ‘Echo’ Streaming Online?
Similar to other MCU-related shows such as Hawkeye, Echo was positioned as a Disney+ exclusive and will debut all five episodes on the platform. While some Marvel projects are absent from the extensive film history, Disney+ serves as the ideal destination for fans to enjoy their beloved movies and shows within and beyond the MCU. Echo represents new ground for Disney+ as it marks their first Marvel TV-MA series, yet the platform has also become the streaming home for the (now reportedly part of the canon) Netflix shows including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and The Punisher.
Currently, Disney+ has two separate subscription plans – Disney+ Basic and Disney+ Premium. To see each plan’s pricing and features, look at the following table:
|Entire Disney+ library with ads
|$7.99 per month
|Entire Disney+ library with no ads and the ability to download content to supported devices
|$13.99 per month or $139.99 per year
Can You Watch Marvel’s ‘Echo’ Without Disney+?
Marvel Studios is breaking new ground by premiering Echo on both Disney+ and Hulu. Although Hulu has its own Marvel shows like M.O.D.O.K. and Hit Monkey, they are not connected to the MCU. The decision to release Marvel’s Echo on both Disney+ and Hulu is likely due to the upcoming merger of the two streaming platforms. However, currently, watching Echo will require a subscription to either Disney+ or Hulu.
Currently, Hulu has two separate subscription plans with Ads and without Ads. To see each plan’s pricing and features, look at the following table:
|Hulu with Ads
|Entire Hulu library with ads
|$7.99 per month or $79.99 per year
|Hulu without Ads
|The entire Hulu library, with most ads removed
|$17.99 per month
Watch the Trailer for Marvel’s ‘Echo’
The initial trailer for Marvel’s Echo, which premiered on November 3rd, highlights the intense and aggressive nature of Marvel’s newest series. The trailer opens by presenting the early stages of Maya and Fisk’s connection, featuring the latter assaulting a hot dog vendor who had rudely dismissed the child. The remainder of the preview includes numerous fight scenes, surprisingly intense moments, and a clear exploration of Maya’s Native American background. If you pay close attention, you might even catch a glimpse of Daredevil as he and Maya engage in a confrontation. The trailer concludes with the definitive revelation that Fisk is still alive following the events of Hawkeye, sporting a distinctive eyepatch from when Maya shot him.
What’s the Marvel’s ‘Echo’ Episode Schedule?
Marvel’s Echo will binge-release all five episodes on the same day, January 10th, 2024, both on Disney+ and Hulu.