The upcoming Hawkeye spin-off is turning into a MCU family reunion.
Cox played the titular role on Netflix's Daredevil for three seasons from 2015 to 2018. D'Onofrio played crime lord Kingpin (a.k.a. Wilson Fisk) on the first and third seasons of the series.
After the cancelation of the series, the actors reprised their roles, albeit separately, in different Marvel projects.
Meanwhile, D'Onofrio as appeared as Kingpin in two episodes of Hawkeye. He fought with Lopez in the season finale after she found out he was responsible for the death of her beloved uncle, William Lopez (Zahn McClarnon).
According to the streamer, Echo "follows Maya Lopez as her life in New York as a gang leader catches up with her and she returns to her hometown to reconnect with her Native American roots."
The reunion between Cox and D'Onofrio isn't just highly-anticipated for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Cox himself has been longing to share the screen with his former co-star again.
"I am hoping that our worlds will collide again because the stuff we've done in the past was tremendous fun to do," Cox told The Hollywood Reporter in February, "and he's such an incredible actor."
So, what does this all mean?
When shows like Jones and Cage were pulled from Netflix in February, their rights were reverted back to Disney. Basically, don't be surprised to see the return of The Punisher sometime soon!
Until then, we'll eagerly anticipate the Daredevil and Kingpin reunion when Echo premieres on Disney+ sometime in 2023.