Disney and Marvel had promised that new MCU series hawkeye was supposed to arrive sometime later this year, and now we know exactly when. Weekly entertainment revealed the November 24 premiere date with their exclusive first image of the series, featuring Jeremy Renner as Avenger Clint Barton who is joined by his protégé Kate Bishop. Most of the plot is under the usual heavy guard, but the new image gives us a glimpse of the two protagonists in action for the first time.
hawkeye will be the fourth live-action series to air on Disney+, following the record-breaking series of Loki, Marvel Studios will really hope their latest venture hits its mark. The first image shows Clint and Kate talking, with bows, arrows and a target in the background, suggesting the scene is one of Kate being trained by Clint to improve her archery skills. It’s a dynamic that many Marvel fans look forward to seeing on-screen development, and one that Renner liked to tease when he spoke to EW about the series.
Jeremy Renner told EW: “[Kate is] a 22 year old boy and she is a big fan of Hawkeye. She has a wonderfully annoying and equally charming demeanor, being such a fangirl of Hawkeye. The relationship grows out of that, but the biggest problem for Clint is Kate Bishop and the avalanche of problems she brings into his life.”
He continued, discussing welcome Hailee Steinfeld in the Marvel fold: “That was always my part. Outside of acting in the thing, I protected her and gave her the CliffsNotes on how this kind of filmmaking is: green screen, superhero life, all that sort of thing. I wanted her because there’s a lot of physical stuff. She’s a great actress, a great person, and I can’t wait to see all the cool things she can do.”
While there’s little official word on what to expect from hawkeye right now, there have been a number of things teased over the past few months that indicate that another intriguing and well-woven Marvel spectacle is on the way. Renner himself has suggested that the series will tear apart Clint Barton’s time as Ronan, which was only suggested in Avengers: Endgame, and do what many of the previous Marvel series have done so far to fill in some character gaps that couldn’t be fully expanded in the movies.
We also know that Florence Pugh will repeat her Black Widow role of Yelena Belova, and as seen in the post-credit scene of Scarlet Johansson’s final run as Natasha Romanoff, Yelena is set on a route to exact revenge on Barton for letting her sister die in Endgame. In addition, the story will, in part, see Barton training Kate Bishop with the prospect of her taking over the Hawkeye mantle, and the series will co-star Vera Farmiga and Tony Dalton, who plays Barton’s former mentor Jack Duquesne.
While all eyes are currently on the imminent arrival of What if…? on Disney+ and Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in cinemas in September, the focus will soon be on Eternals and hawkeye as we face the cold winter nights.
Topics: Hawkeye, Disney Plus