According to The Hot Mic Jeff Sneider on the podcast, President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige considering the future Disney+ consecutively sound “cannot be released.”
In the podcast, Sneider said he heard the series was “plagued with issues” during production, which he described as “a mess.” After shooting eight episodes, Marvel reportedly discussed cutting the series down to four or six episodes but decided to reshoot the series. Finally, Sneider noted that “Kevin was not happy” about it.
What does Kevin Feige think of Echo?
“I’ve heard the show has been plagued with issues throughout production,” Sneider said. “I heard it was a mess, and that the show was coming so bad that they had to reshoot the whole thing. I was told that they originally shot eight episodes, and [Kevin Feige] thought it was unreleaseable, so they talked about cutting it to four episodes, or six in post. But then they ended it again, so my source doesn’t know how many episodes they ended. But yeah, apparently it needed a top-down rejiggering, and that Kevin wasn’t happy about it.
Echo will feature the return of Alaqua Cox as she reprises her role as Maya Lopez following Hawkeye’s debut last year, where Maya was revealed to have a long history with Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin. Joining D’Onofrio are Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Zahn McClarnon (Fargo), Devery Jacobs (Reservation Dogs), Cody Lightning, Chaske Spencer, Tantoo Cardinal, and Graham Greene.
In the Marvel comics, Echo — the adopted daughter of the Kingpin — is a deaf Native American woman who has the ability to perfectly copy other people’s movements while also being a skilled martial artist and acrobat.
Marion Dayre is the lead writer for the Hawkeye spin-off. The writers’ room also includes Bobby Wilson, Rebecca Roanhorse, Shoshannah Stern, Josh Feldman, Kaitlyn Jeffers, Steven Paul Judd, Jason Gavin, Ken Kristensen, Dara Resnik, and Jessica Mecklenburg.
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