Marvel Studios has dropped the jaw-dropping and ultra-violent new trailer for ECHO – streaming in January on Disney Plus
Hold onto your butts because Marvel just dropped the first trailer for ECHO. The upcoming Disney Plus series is heading toward its January 10 release and Marvel is in a celebratory mood. But in a shocking twist, the trailer is jaw-droppingly violent and tonally different from any of the studios’ previous outings. Any series featuring Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk as the main antagonist is always going to have an edge – but this is something we haven’t seen since Daredevil concluded on Netflix.
The short trailer is brutal, and violent, and boasts the darkest tone of any Marvel Studios project to date. Those of us fearing the studio would be hesitant to explore the darker aspects of the franchise can rest assured because this is a refreshingly visceral change of pace. Deadpool fans should be in raptures about now! But don’t take my word for it. Hit play on the trailer below and get your first look.
No bad deed goes unpunished on January 10, 2024, when Marvel Studios’ Echo launches on Disney+ and Hulu. Check out the all-new trailer and poster revealed this morning. The five-episode streaming event spotlights Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) as she is pursued by Wilson Fisk’s (Vincent D’Onofrio) criminal empire. When the journey brings her home, she must confront her own family and legacy. All five episodes will stream on January 10 on both platforms. They’ll be available on Hulu until April 9. This marks the first Marvel Studios series to drop all entirely bingeable episodes at once.
As if the new trailer isn’t enough to have us cheering with glee, the studio also dropped a brand new one-sheet poster for us to wax lyrical about. And as expected, it features the ominous presence of Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin. Check it out below.
MARVEL GOES DARK
Someone needs to check on Kevin Feige and his team because this is a dramatic shift from the studio’s traditional fare. The tone of the series has far more in common with Daredevil, The Punisher, and Jessica Jones than it does with Marvel’s regular material. And even though Alaqua Cox’s Maya Lopez was first introduced in Hawkeye, this is a massive departure from her first outing in the MCU. It’s a bold decision from Marvel, but for all intents and purposes, it appears to have paid off.
The series looks dark, gritty, and utterly compelling. And if this is a sign of what Marvel is capable of when the watershed is removed, then long may it continue. Fans had feared the worst when Deadpool 3 was announced. Especially as the movie would be released from beneath the Disney umbrella. But in one fell swoop, the studio has laid those fears to rest.
In addition to the trailer and poster, the studio rounded out the news by confirming that the series will drop in its entirety on January 10th. Again, this is a massive departure from Marvel’s traditional approach. For the first time, all FIVE episodes will drop on the same day – meaning fans can binge the show in one shot. Furthermore, fans in the USA can stream the series on Disney’s sister platform Hulu until April 9th. This opens the show up to a wider audience and taps into a demographic more suited to the harder-edged storylines.
Many of us thought we’d never see the day that Marvel crossed to the other side of the tracks. But Echo proves that Marvel Studios isn’t afraid to push the envelope, and we are 100 percent here for the ride.
Marvel Studios’ ECHO releases in its entirety on Disney Plus on January 10.
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