Native Teen Gets a Role in Disney + Hawkeye Series

Native Teen Gets a Role in Disney + Hawkeye Series

Be on the lookout for a new and upcoming Marvel television series, which will stream on Disney + when it comes out in 2022. 

It features big names like Jeremy Renner, who will play Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Hailee Steinfeld, who will star as Kate Bishop/Hawkeye, and includes other famous actors such as Vera Farmiga and Florence Pugh. 

Who else is included in this exciting series?

Alaqua Cox, who is a Deaf Native American actress, and will play Maya Lopez/Echo in the 2022 Marvel Hawkeye series. 

Marvel Studios Casting Echo for Hawkeye on Disney+: Exclusive

Image Credit: Disney + via Illuminerdi


Hawkeye is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. The series takes place after the events of the film Avengers: Endgame (2019) (Wiki). 

Richard Nebens, author of article Marvel Studios Casting Echo for Hawkeye on Disney +: Exclusive and from the website Illuminerdi, shares the following on his blog:

We at The Illuminerdi can officially confirm, after numerous rumors, that the superhero Echo will be making her debut in the MCU through Disney+’s Hawkeye as one of the series’ lead characters. The casting call is under the name “Malia,” with the description of “deaf, Native American, First Nations, Indigenous and/or Latinx, independent, athletic and bright”. The audition scene’s dialogue is also set to be signed in American Sign Language.

While the Echo rumors started circling as early as June, this confirmation is still as exciting as any that has come out of the MCU the past couple of weeks. This comes along with the already reported rumors that Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye will be going deaf himself in this series, and it’s clear that Marvel Studios is trying to increase its diversity as much as possible with this casting.


Check out a snippet of Hawkeye being filmed with Alaqua Cox..


We love Native representation in the media, along with the inclusion of people with disabilities! She will be a great role model for others. 

Read more about Alaqua on IMDb!

And stay up-to-date on the release of Hawkeye on Disney +. 

Featured Image – Image Credit: Nyle DiMarco (Twitter) via Lainey Gossip

Last Updated on February 16, 2024 by Paul G

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