Marvel is one of the most well-known production companies in the world. No other production house can stand in competition with the billion-dollar company. MCU, over the years, has produced many successful movies and has helped actors build their careers. It is home to many A-lister actors like Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johannson, and many more. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has produced millions of dollars at the box office and has helped actors launch their careers with epic superhero films.

Marvel Cinematic Universe
Marvel Cinematic Universe

Marvel went on to collaborate with Disney+ and brought up quite an interesting series for the fans. Marvel’s Disney+ series like WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and Moon Knight performed well. There were many series that didn’t perform well. The franchise’s upcoming project Echo added to the list of sub-par content. However, Marvel considered giving Echo the tax write-off treatment, but the ongoing writer’s strike might have just saved the series.

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Did Marvel almost discard Echo?

Disney+ series Echo

Marvel is known for producing excellent movies, however, for the past year, the franchise is lacking to impress the audience with its content. The billion-dollar franchise almost canceled Echo, an upcoming Disney+ series. According to rumors, Marvel wasn’t all too happy with the way the series turned out and was planning to give it the same treatment as DC’s Batgirl. 

Unfortunately, the studio hasn’t been overly excited about the show, and it appears that turning the endeavor into a tax write-off was a serious consideration.

The Studio’s stuntman Chris Brewster, who has worked on several Marvel projects as a stunt coordinator, gave insights about the show. He said, Echo isn’t out yet but I’ve heard it is just as bad. I’d heard they were going to Batgirl it because they weren’t happy with it.”

However, Marvel decided to air it to have something to air during a potential content drought resulting from the currently ongoing WGA Writer’s Strike.

Brewster added,

“They’re doing reshoots and they’re planning on airing it, but I think that could also do with the fact that there’s a strike, and there’s not a lot of content right now, so they’re like ‘Well, we have it made already’.”

Marvel didn’t want the finished program to go to waste and decided to air it on Disney+. However, the franchise has decided to cut short the series by reducing the number of episodes. 

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Marvel’s Echo will have lesser episodes

Alaqua Cox as the lead in Echo
Alaqua Cox as the lead in Echo

The upcoming Marvel’s Disney+ series Echo will continue the character first introduced in Hawkeye. The protagonist is Maya Lopez/Echo, a Native American woman who, despite being deaf and having one leg amputated, climbs to become the boss of the New York street gang Tracksuit Mafia under the guidance of crime boss Kingpin.

The upcoming series starring Alaqua Cox as the titular character will also feature Vincent D’Onofrio and Charlie Cox, who will be reprising their roles as Kingpin and Matt Murdock.

According to sources, the series originally planned to have seven episodes will now have only five. Marvel has decided to air all the episodes at once.

Echo is scheduled to release on 29 November 2023 on Disney+.

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Source: Ikuzo Unscripted podcast

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