'Hawkeye': 5 things to know about Avenger's latest outing featuring Kate Bishop
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. And since then, there have been steady developments about the show.
Talking to Gamesrader, Hailee Steinfield and Renner shed light on the series. "I can tell you that [Kate's story is] beginning in this show, that I am so excited to be a part of, and I just am so excited to be playing a character that people have been so excited to see on the big screen for some time," Steinfeld said. "I feel very lucky." Renner echoed the sentiment saying, "I don't have a crystal ball, or I'm not a soothsayer. But having Hailee come in, and these characters, I think it opens it up for six great episodes for this event type of television. After that, I have no idea. But these six episodes are pretty exciting."
Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming series
When does 'Hawkeye' release?
'Hawkeye' released November 24 on Disney+
What is the miniseries about?
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 official synopsis reads: "While in New York City post-Blip, Clint Barton must work together with the young archer Kate Bishop to confront enemies from his past as Ronin in order to get back to his family in time for Christmas."
Who's in the cast of 'Hawkeye'
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 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.
Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop / Hawkeye, a Hawkeye fan who is Barton's protégée and is being trained to take over his mantle. Vera Farmiga as Eleanor Bishop, Fra Fee as Kazi, Tony Dalton as Jack Duquesne, Zahn McClarnon as William Lopez, Brian d'Arcy James, Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez, and Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova / Black Widow round up the rest of the cast.
Jonathan Igla serves as the showrunner with Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Trinh Tran, Brad Winderbaum, Rhys Thomas, Jonathan Igla, and Alex Lalonde serve as the executive producers.