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Actress Alaqua Cox and Director Sydney Freeland from Marvel Studio's New Series, Echo

Echo, the latest Disney+ series from Marvel Studios, tells the story of a Native American woman, Maya Lopez, who rises to become boss of the New York street gang Tracksuit Mafia under the tutelage of crime lord Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio), all while being deaf and a leg amputee.

Alaqua Cox (Menominee), who is also an amputee and deaf, reprises her character from Hawkeye, torn between the criminal underworld and the Choctaw family that shaped her childhood, leading her to return to her hometown where she must come to terms with her past, reconnect with her Native American roots, and embrace her family and community.

Native News Online spoke with director Sydney Freeland as she discussed Marvel's partnership with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Maya's superpowers and what she is excited about for audiences to learn about Indian Country. We also spoke to Cox about her starring role.

https://nativenewsonline.net/arts-entertainment/echo

 

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