Looks like Echo has become a character of note according to some sources. CBR has mentioned a rumor that Disney has put out a casting call for a Deaf Native American, First Nation, Indigenous or Latina for a Disney+ show.
Thanks to Danial P. in the forums for the heads up.
Echo, AKA Maya Lopez, first appears in Daredevil #9
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is looking to cast a deaf female actor who is also Native American, First Nation, Indigenous or Latinx for a role in an upcoming Disney+ series.
According to Daniel Richtman, the character’s name is Malia. She is described as an “independent, athletic and bright” 20-something-year-old. The character is set to appear in an MCU series that is filming in the fall. While only the first name of the character has been confirmed, Richtman believes Malia is the hero Echo.
The fall timeline rules out The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki, as those series are nearing the end of production or in the middle of filming. That leaves Hawkeye, Moon Knight, She-Hulk and Mrs. Marvel. Of those four shows, only Moon Knight has a start date for production. It is scheduled to begin filming on Nov. 16 of this year.