‘More authentic’: Echo director explains why Marvel antihero’s backstory was changed for the MCU

The head of Marvel Studios Echo has defended the decision to alter the antihero’s origin story for his standalone television series.

Speaking to TechRadar before EchoFollowing the release, Sydney Freeland revealed that the backstory of Maya López, the protagonist of the Disney Plus show, was altered from that of her comic book counterpart. It was a decision that Freeland said was made “to be more authentic” to the indigenous people of the United States.

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