Disney has been slowly announcing some exciting titles that they will be adding to their subscription-based streaming service, Disney+. We already know a lot about their Loki show, which will have some Quantum Leap vibes to it. There’s also the Falcon and The Winter Soldier show, as well as The Vision and Scarlet Witch. Now you can expect to see a Hawkeye series as well.
Reports confirm Jeremy Renner will reprise his role for the show, which is currently under development. But it won’t be the straightforward Hawkeye show. These reports say Kate Bishop will have a role in it. More on the story below.
Variety says the Hawkeye show will be “an adventure series in which Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye, will pass the torch to Kate Bishop. Bishop is a Marvel Comics character who took up the Hawkeye mantle after Barton. She is also a member of the group known as the Young Avengers.”
Renner has been a part of the MCU since he made a tiny cameo appearance in Thor. He had a much larger role in The Avengers and had other appearances in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. The actor will return to reprise his role, so to speak, in Avengers: Endgame, playing Ronin.
For those who may be unfamiliar with who Kate Bishop is, the character was first introduced in Matt Fraction and David Aja’s series Hawkeye, where he found himself semi-retired, and teaching Young Avenger Kate Bishop the ropes of being a skillful archer.
Here’s a synopsis for Fraction and Aja’s Hawkeye from Amazon:
It’s Marvel’s most critically acclaimed comic in recent memory! Clint Barton, breakout star of a little Marvel movie you might have seen a while back, continues his fight for justice…and good rooftop BBQs! With Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he’s out to get some downtime from being one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes…but when the apartment building he’s moved into, and the neighbors he’s befriended, are threatened by a tracksuit-wearing, dog-abusing gang of Eastern European mobsters who say “bro” an awful lot, Clint must stand up and defend his new adopted family…any way he can.
Based on that alone, we shouldn’t expect to see Clint engaging in fighting demi-gods, angry robots, or mad titans. This is more grounded than anything he’s ever been in. It also might indicate that he survives Avengers: Endgame, considering that many people suspect that the founding Avengers are going to die. Of course, this is just speculation.
We don’t even know when the show will take place. For one thing, Clint was semi-retired before being drawn back into the life when Captain America needed him in Civil War, and once more in Endgame. There was even a brief glimpse of that in the trailer when we see him training a young girl how to use a bow and arrow. But that in no way means it’s actually Kate.
I guess we will find out whether or not he survives when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26, 2019.