Marvel’s Echo Post-Credit Scene Explained: Kingpin Goes Political!


  • The post-credits scene of Marvel’s Echo episode 5 sets up Kingpin’s return in Daredevil: Born Again. 
  • It confirms the rumors about Kingpin running for mayor of the New York City and rekindling his rivalry with Daredevil in the upcoming film, Daredevil: Born Again. 

Marvel’s Echo post-credit scenes after episode 5 set up many vital spin-offs and developed the future of a crucial street-level character in the MCU.

The ultimate face-off between Kingpin and Maya Lopez ends in a ‘draw.’ 

Using her healing powers, Maya helps Fisk confront the dark memories of his childhood that drove him to kill his own dad. Meanwhile, Kingpin and his goons escape the Choctaw Powwow, leaving Maya to reunite with her loved ones. 

The finale hints at many more adventures to come for our superheroes and the post-credit scene is just a cheery on top of the cake!

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What happens in Marvel’s Echo Post-Credit Scene?

The Echo post-credit scene opens with Kingpin in his private jet with a woman, presumably his business assistant. 

After giving orders to assemble the remaining heads and stabilize the situation, Fisk focuses on the TV. There, two commentators are discussing the NYC mayoral race.

The commentators are talking about how the city clearly lacks a mayor with character. They say the people of NYC need ‘a fighter’ as their leader to help them deal with their daily problems. 

As Fisk watches, we see a glitter at the corner of his eyes. Is he trying to rally himself as the next mayor of NYC?

This shouldn’t surprise the fans, as Kingpin has always been a public figure. However, we’ve always considered him a businessman more than a political figure. 

However, the TV commentators discuss the need for a strong leader who can challenge the status quo. From his expressions, we can definitely conclude that Kingpin has intentions to run for mayor in New York City.

Marvel’s Echo Post-Credit Scene Explained: Kingpin Goes Political!
Maya Lopez | Source: IMDb

Kingpin discusses with his assistant about what should be done when he returns to the city, before watching the NYC mayoral race debate. We hear Kingpin order to set up a meeting with the “remaining heads”, which likely refer to the remaining people of his organization. 

Previously on Echo, Maya had blown up an armory in Fisk’s empire and took a lot of his weapons. Kingpin’s criminal empire relies on his intimidation, and his presumed death after Maya shot him in the eye weakened his authority. 

Therefore, Fisk probably intends to restore his organization and its dominance over the city when he comes back.

Echo Post-Credits Scene Establishes at Kingpin in Daredevil: Born Again 

It is confirmed that Vincent D’Onofrio will reprise his role as Kingpin in Daredevil: Born Again. The details of the plot have not been revealed by Marcel but images from the shoot indicate we’ll experience Fisk’s mayoral run. 

Some of the set pictures featured a formally dressed Kingpin, who could be a part of another mayoral run. We also see Mayor Fisk’s merchandise at an event. 

A U.S. copyright filing also reveals that both Kingpin and Daredevil will “serve the people of New York” in Daredevil: Born Again.

The post-credits scene from Echo confirms these speculations and sets up Kingpin’s return. It is also confirmed that he will be running for the mayor of New York City. The scene sets up Kingpin’s new storyline, where he’ll be focusing on NYC. 

Kingpin and Daredevil’s rivalry to establish power and control over NYC will also rekindle in Born Again. Moreover, in the post-credits scene, Kingpin is a figure similar to former US President Donald Trump. 

Trump also ran his campaign on the idea that NYC needed to be managed by someone who’s not a typical politician. 

The commentators in Echo suggest that New York City requires an alternative to the usual political candidates. This echoes Trump’s 2016 campaign and invites comparisons between Kingpin and Trump. 

It remains uncertain if this theme will persist in Daredevil: Born Again, but it is plausible.

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About Echo

Echo is an upcoming American television miniseries created by Marion Dayre for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.

It is intended to be the tenth television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) produced by Marvel Studios, sharing continuity with the films of the franchise and a spin-off of the series Hawkeye (2021).

It sees Maya Lopez return to her hometown, where she must come to terms with her past, reconnect with her Native American roots, and embrace her family and community. Dayre and Amy Rardin serve as head writers, and Sydney Freeland leads the directing team.

Rajarsi Chakraborty

Rajarsi Chakraborty

Got the rare talent to binge an entire show in a single sitting just like that. Although a sucker for psychological thrillers, no bias for any genre when it comes to a good story. A living proof that Netflix and chill is not a myth!


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