Kingpin and Daredevil are returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Per Deadline, Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio will reprise their roles as Daredevil and Kingpin in the upcoming Disney+ Hawkeye spinoff series, Echo.
Cox played attorney turned vigilante Daredevil for three seasons on the Netflix/Marvel series Daredevil from 2015-2018. He recently made a cameo appearance in 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home to give Peter Parker legal advice. D’Onofrio played mob boss Wilson Fisk/Kingpin in the first and third seasons of Daredevil and was featured in the Marvel series Hawkeye as a mentor to Maya Lopez/Echo (Alaqua Cox). In the Hawkeye finale, Maya confronted Fisk after learning he was responsible for her father’s murder.
Echo will also star Zahn McClarnon, Chaske Spencer, Tantoo Cardinal, Devery Jacobs, Cody Lightning and Graham Greene.
The origin story of Echo revisits Maya, once again played by Cox, whose ruthless behavior in New York catches up with her in her hometown. A Deaf superhero, Maya/Echo must face her past, reconnect with her Native American roots and embrace the meaning of family and community if she ever hopes to move forward.
Cox, who is a Deaf actor in real life and has a prosthetic leg, is one of the few on-screen superheroes with a disability. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cox shared the importance of such representation: “I believe kids deserve to see inclusivity and accurate representation. It will make kids with all types of cultures and disabilities feel like our dreams can break free from limitations.”