Echo is bringing back Daredevil and the Kingpin, but the Disney+ series shouldn't slow itself down to deliver stories that have already been told.
Prior to introducing its own stable of shows, Marvel Studios licensed out the rights for its characters to a wide variety of studios.
Netflix produced a prestigious Daredevil series in 2015, ostensibly set in but not really paying attention to the wider affairs of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This made sense for the series, which focused on the down-to-earth struggles of Matt Murdock fighting crime in Hell's Kitchen.
But Daredevil and the rest of The Defenders properties are long since shuttered, an awkward remnant of a time before shows like WandaVision or Hawkeye.
But it was Hawkeye that brought the first part of those shows back into the MCU proper, introducing Vincent D'Onofrio as the Kingpin during the show's last episode.
Charlie Cox's Daredevil would follow suit not even a month later, appearing in Spider-Man: No Way Home for a brief cameo as the web-slinger's legal counsel.
The Hollywood Reporter recently confirmed both characters would show up again in Echo, a welcome follow-up to their first MCU appearances.