Marvel Is Bringing In An Actor From Taika Waititi’s Highly-Rated Show

Marvel is bringing in a star of Taika Waititi's critically acclaimed series. This is a huge move for an upcoming show on Disney+

By Douglas Helm | Updated

The cast of the Marvel Disney+ series Echo is starting to get bigger. Devery Jacobs has been officially announced as part of the cast after Alaqua Cox’s Instagram teased the casting last week. Devery Jacobs is best known for her role in Reservation Dogs, the critically acclaimed series from Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo. Jacobs has earned a Gotham Award nomination for her performance and the entire cast of the show was awarded an Independent Spirit Award.

It’s unclear who Devery Jacobs will be playing in the upcoming Marvel series, but it’s believed she will have a prominent role. Echo will continue the story of Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox), who was first introduced in the Hawkeye series. Maya served an antagonistic role in that series, but she takes the lead in this one. Maya is a deaf Native American hero who has a talent for martial arts. In Hawkeye, it was revealed that she was raised by Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, after the death of her father.

Recent leaks have revealed that there is a very good chance that we’ll see Vincent D’Onofrio reprising his role of Kingpin for the series. The leaks also appear to reveal that we’ll be seeing longtime rival of Kingpin, Matt Murdock/ Daredevil making an appearance. After having his own Netflix show, Charlie Cox reprised his role of Matt Murdock briefly in Spider-Man: No Way Home. With both Kingpin and Daredevil making their proper Marvel Cinematic Universe appearances, fans are ready to see these characters back on screen as often as possible.

Plot details for Marvel’s Echo are being kept under wraps for now, and other than the Alaqua Cox, Devery Jacobs, and the casting rumors, there isn’t much of a cast list right now. The last time we saw Maya, she presumably killed her adoptive guardian (albeit off-screen). The show could pick up immediately after these events or we could see Maya handling her life further down the road. In any case, it just wouldn’t be a Marvel property if we didn’t get to see some crossover from other heroes (well, unless you’re Moon Knight).

While there isn’t a release date for Echo yet, Marvel has plenty of shows and movies to keep fans occupied until the series is released. Moon Knight is about to wrap up its first season on Disney+, so fans already have a Marvel property to watch as we speak. And after Moon Knight airs its final episode, you can go see Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness that same weekend.

Marvel definitely isn’t letting fans have a dry spell for too long. After those two, we get a brief break before Ms. Marvel starts streaming in June. Then we get another big blockbuster with Thor: Love and Thunder. To round out the year, we should get Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in theatres and then She-Hulk and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special on Disney+. In short, fans don’t have to worry about the Marvel train slowing down anytime soon.

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