Marvel Studios’ ECHO Is Bigly Delayed | Popgen Tech
New information has revealed a major delay for Marvel Studios’ Disney+ series Echo.
The upcoming MCU show is set to follow Alaqua Cox’s Maya Lopez, who fans may remember from last year Hawkeye.
The projects are initially set for a “Summer 2023” let go, sitting in the back Loki Season 2 on Marvel Studios’ Comic Con 2022 slate.
However, the exact release time has been in question recently, as production on the title has reportedly not gone smoothly. Insider Lizzie Hill from The Cosmic Circus recently took to Twitter, noting that there seem to have been problems with echo, and he is”worried.”
Hill said he wasn’t ready to report anything at that time, but “[she] sincerely [hopes] this one came out and it was good.”
And now, less than a month since Hill’s cryptic Tweets, fans may have their first official hint at a major delay for Disney+’s. Echo.
Marvel’s Echo Release Date Delayed
After previously announcing an Early Summer 2023 release window, the MCU streaming series Echo was apparently delayed by at least six months.
Speaking on The Writers Panel’s newly-released podcast (via Cosmic Circus), Echo showrunner Marion Dayre noted that the show will debut “a year since [the podcast] come out.”
The news surprised podcast host Ben Blacker, who thought the series was “within the moon” of its release:
Blacker: This [the podcast] will be out in a week or two. When does Echo premiere?
Dayre: “It’s probably been a year since it came out.”
Blacker: “Oh, are you kidding me?! I thought for months…Geez, I’m sorry.”
With this new information straight from the source of to Echo showrunner, fans shouldn’t expect the series to debut until the final months of 2023.
Dayre also talked about what it was like to be a Marvel Studios showrunner, calling the experience a bit of “crash course:”
“It was kind of a crash course, you know, because I came in as a Co EP and then changed… that changed quite a bit, and so I didn’t start there at the ground level, but really like shifting and changing of a process to work with deadlines. Like, ‘Better Call Saul’ very much uses a brick-by-brick process where we essentially break down each episode three times. You do a general general break, and then we lay some arches, and then we go back and brick by brick.”
The Echo the writer just said there “Not enough time to do that” in the series. So, he took the pieces of what he had done before and “[laid] pull out some tent poles that we’ve more or less stuck to:”
“There just wasn’t enough time to do it that way. So it was kind of grabbing things from, like ‘The Act,’ which was a limited series on Hulu, which we broke down pretty quickly, so the taking some of those, you know, we put some tent poles that were more or less stuck on us and moved them the way we did.”
He said his early work on the MCU project was “really about finding a process,” commented that he had more time with her “it can be done a little differently:”
“So it was really about finding a process in that moment that allowed me to get to some deadlines and, you know, be a little more flexible than what I would have done if, you know, if there I had all the time in the world. I would have done it a little differently.”
Why Is Echo Delayed?
This will be a bummer for fans who have been eagerly awaiting Maya Lopez’s return to the MCU after an exciting debut last year. Hawkeye.
What will be interesting to see is if this move is due to the rumored production problems the series is facing, or if it’s the first step in what could be some massive delays across the Marvel Studios slate.
The remarkable thing is that Echo seems to have finished filming. So, if it was pushed due to a troubled production, that could mean reshoots could be in the series’ near future.
A few lucky fans got a chance to catch a glimpse of the series, which was shown at this year’s D23 convention, so slowly, but surely, Marvel is raising the Echo marketing machine.
But with the recent shake-ups high up on Disney’s corporate ladder, perhaps what was once in store for one regime isn’t for another.
While nothing has been confirmed from Marvel Studios itself, Echo will apparently be released in December 2023.