Echo: Alaqua Cox’s Rumored Salary is Way More Than She-Hulk’s Tatiana Maslany

She-Hulk’s Tatiana Maslany was unable to earn as much as Alaqua Cox’s reported Echo’s salary!

Echo: Alaqua Cox’s Rumored Salary is Way More Than She-Hulk’s Tatiana Maslany

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  • Alaqua Cox will play the deaf Native American Marvel comic book character in the upcoming Disney+ series Echo.
  • Marion Dayre’s upcoming television miniseries narrates the beginnings of Maya Lopez, better known as Echo.
  • Surprisingly, there is a rumor that Cox’s salary from Echo exceeded Tatiana Maslany’s pay for playing Jennifer Walters in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
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One of the few disabled Marvel comic characters is poised to make her mark on the small screen. Echo (Maya Lopez), created by David Mack and Joe Quesada, is set to star in her own upcoming spin-off series Echo (2024), following her debut in the television series Hawkeye (2021). Alaqua Cox will play the first deaf Native American character in Marvel’s canon in the upcoming Disney+ series. 

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Marion Dayre’s new television miniseries narrates the beginnings of Maya Lopez, better known as Echo. The Hawkeye spin-off follows Lopez’s flight from New York City after she shoots Wilson Fisk. However, that is not the only notable aspect of Cox’s rise to fame. Even more shocking is the prevailing rumor that the sum of money she received for her role in Echo surpassed Tatiana Maslany’s pay for playing Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

A still from Echo (2024)
A still from Echo (via Disney Plus)

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She-Hulk’s Tatiana Maslany Makes Far Less Money Than Alaqua Cox’s Rumored Echo Salary

Alaqua Cox’s casting as Maya Lopez, aka Echo, is a major casting decision that must be acknowledged before we discuss the financial side of things. Her portrayal of a deaf comic book character as an actress raises awareness of diversity and authentic representation. Expect her story to delve into the details of Echo’s extraordinary powers, Indigenous heritage, and interactions with other superheroes. 

Now let us discuss numbers. Cox is expected to receive a substantial-high salary of $70,000 per episode for Echo, according to Showbizgalore. Naturally, this is far less than Tatiana Maslany‘s pay for the portrayal of Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. how? The revelation that Maslany only received roughly $50,000 per episode—as revealed by Forbes (via Anime Independent)—is sufficient to start a conversation about equity in the industry. 

Charlie Cox and Tatiana Maslany in a still from She-Hulk: Attorney At law
Charlie Cox and Tatiana Maslany in a still from She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

Maslany’s journey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) might lead to a salary increase, but the huge difference in earnings highlights ongoing worries about fair pay in the industry. Considering her well-established reputation in the industry as a result of her highly regarded performance in Orphan Black, this revelation might surprise a lot of people.

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The actress was honored with a Primetime Emmy Award, five Canadian Screen Awards, and two Critics’ Choice Awards for her performance in the science-fiction thriller TV series.

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Alaqua Cox as Echo
Alaqua Cox as Echo

Things You Should Know About Marvel’s Echo

Echo, as previously stated, will track Maya Lopez’s (Alaqua Cox) future adventures. Maya originally made her MCU debut as a secondary antagonist in Hawkeye (2021), where she faced off against Wilson Fisk, also known as the Kingpin. Having seen how fiercely she shot Fisk at the end of Hawkeye, viewers can now see the character’s transformation into who she is and her tense next encounter with him. 

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Disney+ and Hulu will simultaneously debut Echo. Marvel has opted to release each episode of the series simultaneously, which is a new release strategy. The streaming platforms will host all five of Echo’s episodes starting on Tuesday, January 9 at 9 p.m. ET.

Echo in Hawkeye
Echo faces off against Kingpin in the Hawkeye season finale

However, according to The Direct, Echo’s initial reviews have been mainly positive, with many praising the film’s grounded tone and the strength of the lead actress. While complimenting Cox’s performance and highlighting “an incredible (and violent) fight scene” from the first two episodes, Total Film’s Emily Murray also criticized the “storytelling and pacing”.

Also Read: Echo Trailer Convinces Fans it’s as Good as Daredevil

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With its varied ensemble of actors and characters and its emphasis on Maya’s story, Echo is sure to distinguish itself from some of the MCU’s more critically panned movies from the past few years.

All Echo episodes will air on Disney+ on Tuesday, January 9.

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