Live virtual conversation with Alaqua Cox for 'Echo'



Live virtual conversation with Alaqua Cox for 'Echo'

Alaqua Cox

Friday, April 5, 2024

Begins at 1:00 PM PDT | 4:00 PM EDT

30 Minutes

Thursday, April 04, 2024

Join us for a live virtual conversation with actor Alaqua Cox for 'Echo.'

*A limited number of screener links will be available following the conversation*


Marvel Studios presents “Echo,” spotlighting Maya Lopez as she is pursued by Wilson Fisk’s criminal empire. When the journey brings her home, she must confront her own family and legacy. The gritty, grounded, five-episode series is a self-contained story that follows Maya’s pursuit of power and revenge. But at the heart of the action-packed series is a burgeoning antihero with roots in the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.  

“Echo” stars Alaqua Cox (“Hawkeye”) as Maya Lopez. The series also stars Chaske Spencer (“Wild Indian,” “The English”), Tantoo Cardinal (“Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Stumptown”), Devery Jacobs (FX’s “Reservation Dogs,” “American Gods”), Zahn McClarnon (“Dark Winds,” FX’s “Reservation Dogs”) and Cody Lightning (“Hey, Viktor!” “Four Sheets to the Wind”), with Graham Greene (“1883,” “Goliath”) and Vincent D’Onofrio (“Hawkeye,” “Daredevil,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), who returns to the villainous role of Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin—showcasing his complicated past with a young Maya has a huge impact on her future. 

The story of “Echo” follows Maya’s dramatic introduction in Marvel Studios’ 2021 series “Hawkeye” in which she ultimately finds herself face to face with D’Onofrio’s Kingpin—exacting the revenge she sought while putting herself in grave danger as a result. The climactic conclusion is revisited in “Echo,” ensuring new and existing fans are ready to take part in Maya’s intense and very personal journey. Says director Sydney Freeland, “She has to flee to the last place that people would look for her, which is where she grew up in Oklahoma’s Choctaw Nation.” 

The setting opened the door for a compelling exploration of not only Maya’s past—but that of her ancestors. “One of the big differences in the character that jumped out at me was that she’s not a generic Native American character,” says Freeland, “but someone with specificity in her heritage who must embrace the language and traditions of her culture.” 

Director Catriona McKenzie was thrilled to be part of the storytelling. “I’m an Indigenous filmmaker and when I heard about this project, I knew I had to be a part of it in some way,” says McKenzie. “It was very inspiring that Marvel Studios was taking on this story. Having native filmmakers and producers created an infrastructure around me that allowed me to just do one job and feel confident that the story was going be told in a culturally correct way.”