Though Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) is one of the founding members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Avengers, he never really had a major role in it. Yes, that started to change towards the end, but he is remembered as a supporting character. But that will change now that he will be the lead of his own show, simply titled Hawkeye, coming to Disney+ this fall.
Though the show isn’t expected to debut until later in 2020, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige took to the stage at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about the upcoming series as well as Kate Bishop, a major character in Matt Fraction and David Aja’s comic series Hawkeye #1 (December 2016). In it, Barton found himself semi-retired and teaching Young Avenger Kate Bishop the ropes of being a skillful archer. More below.
Here’s a little bit about Kate Bishop from Marvel.com:
From a Young Avenger to the avenging Hawkeye, Kate Bishop has skyrocketed as a super hero, carving out her own legacy alongside Marvel’s greats. Want more Kate Bishop and her archery as art form? Pick up her latest series Hawkeye, on-shelves now!
Here’s what Borys Kit from THR said about the show’s theme:
In our previous coverage, we mentioned how the 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.”
So it looks like there won’t be any fights with demi-gods, angry robots, or mad titans. This is more grounded than anything Hawkeye’s ever been in.
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.
Hawkeye is set to premiere on Disney+ in the fall of 2021.
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