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Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin steals the show in first trailer for Echo on Disney+

Please don't let Echo play second fiddle in her own show.

Alaqua Cox as Echo in Echo
Image credit: Marvel Studios

Ever since 2021’s Hawkeye series aired on Disney+ , Marvel has been promising us a series starring Alaqua Cox’s Echo. In January 2024, they’re set to finally deliver on that promise. In the meantime, the first trailer for Echo has dropped, revealing the most brutal and bloody Marvel show to date.

Despite Cox being the star of the show, she wasn’t the most prominent figure in the new trailer. That honor went to Vincent D’Onofrio, who is once again reprising his role as Kingpin. Donning the iconic white suit the character is known for in the comics, he casts a menacing shadow across the almost two-minute-long trailer. A closing shot of Kingpin behind a desk with a patch over his eye gives us hope that they’ll finally explain how he survived his last encounter with Echo in the season finale of Hawkeye.

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Echo will reportedly be the first TV-MA Marvel show, owing to the more graphic violence onscreen. This is most evident from the blood dripping down Kingpin’s knuckles after he delivers a back-alley beatdown. Tonally, it feels more in line with Netflix’s Daredevil series than anything the studio has produced since Disney+ became the platform of choice for Marvel shows.

Our biggest hope for the show is that it will let Echo be the star. The trailer already gives more time to Kingpin and we know that Charlie Cox is due to reprise his role as Daredevil while his next show, Daredevil: Born Again, suffers from yet another delay. There is a real danger that Echo will be pushed to the fringes of her own show to make room for more established characters in the same way Boba Fett was during his 2021 Disney+ series. Let's hope it doesn't go that way.

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