Echo Will Be the First Series to Launch Under the New Marvel Spotlight Banner
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Echo Will Be the First Series to Launch Under the New Marvel Spotlight Banner

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Disney+’s Echo will be the first series to launch under the new Marvel Spotlight banner, which is a way to signify a project can be enjoyed by fans without all the prior knowledge of the larger MCU.

Marvel head of streaming Brad Winderbaum took to Marvel.com to explain the decision to put Echo under the Marvel Spotlight banner and what that means for the show that is set to arrive on Disney+ and Hulu on January 10, 2024.

“Marvel Spotlight gives us a platform to bring more grounded, character-driven stories to the screen, and in the case of Echo, focusing on street-level stakes over larger MCU continuity,” Winderbaum said. “Just like comics fans didn’t need to read Avengers or Fantastic Four to enjoy a Ghost Rider Spotlight comic, our audience doesn’t need to have seen other Marvel series to understand what’s happening in Maya’s story.”

It’s interesting that Echo is the first show to be placed in the Marvel Spotlight category as it is a spin-off of Hawkeye, which is where Echo first appeared in the MCU. Marvel surely understands this and it must mean the series will catch fans up with everything they need to know during the show’s five-episode run.

As for the name, Marvel Spotlight was the name of a comic book anthology series from Marvel Comics that ran from 1971 to 1977. These comics were meant to be try-out books, which means most of them featured characters who hadn’t appeared before. Additionally, these were a way to test the waters without Marvel fully committing to a project that may fail.

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If you want to learn more about Echo, be sure to check out the bloody, brutal trailer for Marvel’s first TV-MA series. Furthermore, you can read all about our press preview experience for Echo that showed us the show will bring the violence well before Daredevil: Born Again hits streaming.


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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.



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