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Echo Releases First Set Photos of Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin, Teases Prequel Storyline


Being shot in the head and yet living to tell the tale is pretty brazen for the Hollywood industry to pull off. When Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin was shot in the head in the series finale of Hawkeye (2021) by his adopted daughter Maya Lopez aka Echo, the fans were pretty shocked, but they knew that the king of crime would not go down so easily. The recent on-set photos of the upcoming series Echo show Kingpin in his former glory.

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Vincent D'Onofrio as Kingpin in Hawkeye (2021).
Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin in Hawkeye (2021).

Do Echo set photos reveal a prequel storyline?

At the end of Hawkeye’s finale, it was revealed that Maya Lopez aka Echo was the adoptive daughter of the king of crime, Wilson Fisk. Although facing an immoral choice, she had to shoot his guardian in the face which seemingly ended Kingpin’s reign of crime over the city. The fans however are not convinced about the easy death that the character of Vincent D’Onoforio was given and are hoping for the king’s return, something which the set photos seem to be in support with.

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On set photo of Vincent D'Onofrio as Kingpin for Echo.
On-set photo of Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin for Echo.

In the comics, it was revealed that Kingpin survives the bullet wound (duh!) and wears an eye patch to cover it up. However, in the image shared above, the eye patch is not visible. This could be a hint of a prequel storyline or shooting of a flashback scene. The image has been cropped so that major spoilers are not revealed regarding the upcoming series.

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What happens if Kingpin is back?

If the series likely follows the comic books, Maya Lopez gets an unsatisfied answer from a recovering Kingpin and later leaves the US. After returning once again to New York, she collaborates with fan-favorite superhuman/mutant Wolverine, the Avengers, and Doctor Strange.

Maya Lopez aka Echo shooting Kingpin.
A comic panel showing Maya Lopez shooting Kingpin.

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After finishing several tasks pertaining to disguised Skrulls, she joins Luke Cage’s Avengers as Echo and resides at the Sanctum Sanctorum.

Echo has been slated for a release date during the summer of 2023 and will be released worldwide on Disney+

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Source: TheDirect