One of the most highly-anticipated Disney Plus shows coming from Marvel is Echo. The new series will follow the titular character aka Maya Lopez who was first introduced in Hawkeye. Many fans expect that several other plotlines introduced in Hawkeye will carry over into this upcoming series. With that in mind, it looks like we now know who the main villains of the Echo series will be – and it’s none other than the Black Knife Cartel.
Our sources have told us that The Black Knife Cartel will appear in Echo as villains. Other than this information, however, it’s unknown how they will fit in the overall storyline. In the comic books, they were led by the character Teodor Zarco. This particular character was known for being a sadistic drug lord. It’s also worth pointing out that the cartel first appeared in a Bullseye comic.
As for the actual synopsis of the series, we only know so far that Maya Lopez will be reconnecting with her Native American roots. But given the circumstances we discover in the Hawkeye series, it’ll be interesting to see how that personal journey goes. We’re last shown Maya in Hawkeye as she seemingly kills her uncle, Wilson Fisk, otherwise known as Kingpin. It was revealed that he’d been operating the Tracksuit Mafia featured throughout that particular Disney Plus series.
While many Marvel projects are busy exploring the Multiverse, it’s certainly interesting that some of these shows are still interested in exploring the comparatively smaller issues. For example, all of these different gangs and cartels being introduced from the comics are an exciting way to build upon the lore of the MCU. Hopefully we’ll have more information soon.
The cast features Alaqua Cox as the titular character otherwise known as Maya Lopez. Devery Jacobs will play Julie and Zahn McClarnon will play William Lopez. Graham Greene, Chaske Spencer, Tantoo Cardinal, and Cody Lightning will also be featured.
It’s also been recently revealed that Vincent D’Onofrio will reprise his role as Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin for the series while Charlie Cox would be returning as Matt Murdock aka Daredevil.
The Disney Plus series Echo is currently expected to be released in Summer 2023.