'Hawkeye' series: Release date, plot, cast, news and all you need to know about Jeremy Renner's Disney+ show
The series is expected to be an adaptation of Matt Fraction, David Aja, and Javier Pulido's 'Hawkeye' comic book series and it has been confirmed that the series will introduce Kate Bishop, Clint Barton’s protege and successor as Hawkeye in the comics
The Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 dropped a lot of exciting information including new details about 'Loki', 'WandaVision' and 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' shows that are coming soon to Disney+. The same panel also announced a brand new eight-episode Disney+ series, 'Hawkeye' featuring Jeremy Renner as the titular archer.
Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming series:
'Hawkeye' will stream exclusively on Disney+ starting in the Fall of 2021.
During his last appearance in 'Avengers: Endgame', Clint Barton, the hero known to the world as Hawkeye, was devastated by the loss of his family (who were dusted by Thanos' snap), leading to the hero taking on a darker avatar and brutally executing criminals using his new identity 'Ronin'. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said that the show will be exploring more of Barton's time as Ronin and the consequences of his actions.
It has been confirmed that the series will introduce Kate Bishop, Barton's protege and successor as Hawkeye in the comics. "This is so amazing," Renner said while introducing the show at SDCC 2019. "What I'm going to do in the show is shepherd an amazing character, who will hopefully be a better version of me."
The series is expected to be an adaptation of Matt Fraction, David Aja, and Javier Pulido's 'Hawkeye' comic book series, which primarily dealt with Clint Barton on his days away from the Avengers and depicted him as a regular, down-on-his-luck kind of guy just trying to help keep his neighborhood safe while constantly getting swept into side missions and made fun of by Kate Bishop.
Renner was a big name in the industry even before he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He is perhaps best remembered for his role as Sergeant First Class William James in 2008's 'The Hurt Locker', a role for which got him an Academy Award nomination. Besides having appeared in five MCU films as Hawkeye, Renner has also been a part of the 'Bourne' and 'Mission Impossible' franchises. Renner's fellow cast members on the show are expected to be announced soon.
Variety reported September 9 that Marvel has offered Oscar-nominee Hailee Steinfeld a lead role on the show. If she accepts, Steinfeld would be playing Kate Bishop, Clint's protege and successor as Hawkeye. The role could evolve into a long-term commitment for the actress as Kate is expected to make her way into the MCU films as well.
The show was announced during the Marvel Studios panel at SDCC which unveiled Marvel's timeline of planned Phase 4 movies and shows. The panel gave audiences their first look at 'Hawkeye's title card with an animated teaser, which Renner shared on social media, though the show itself will be a live-action event series.
More details about the show are expected to be revealed during Disney's D23 Expo in August 2019.
We’ll be bringing you a trailer for the show as soon as it becomes available. Until then, stay tuned for updates.
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