'Hawkeye' miniseries featuring Jeremy Renner will see his protege Kate Bishop take over his mantle
Setting aside the fact that their favorite superheroes may come back to life in 'Avengers: Endgame,' Marvel fans now have even more news to rejoice about. Jeremy Renner's 'Hawkeye' is about to get his own miniseries on Disney's upcoming streaming device Disney+, and according to reports, it is already in development.
The show will revolve around Clint Barton (Hawkeye) and his young apprentice Kate Bishop, to whom he is to pass on his baton. The second trailer of 'Avengers: Endgame' had dropped a teasing shot of Hawkeye training Kate Bishop in archery.
Although Kate hasn't appeared in the MCU movies yet, she is an important member of the Young Avengers in the comics.
The 'Hawkeye' miniseries would be the latest addition to the list of Marvel character-based shows already listed to air on Disney+, including Tom Hiddleston's 'Loki' series, Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen's Vision and Scarlett Witch project, a Falcon/Winter Soldier miniseries with Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, as well as two unscripted Marvel shows that were recently unveiled.
The show, which will mark Barton's graduation and passing on the baton, is in development and has not been given a release date yet. Since Disney had hinted that its streaming platform will air from late 2019, the wait for Hawkeye's miniseries may turn out to be a long one.
Jeremy Renner, who has been cast as Hawkeye in all the MCU movies since 'Thor' dropped in 2011, will feature as Clint Barton in the miniseries too. It is not clear as to how significant Renner's role will be in the series, considering how things may turn out in 'Avengers: Endgame'.
The 'Hawkeye' miniseries could be set before 'Endgame,' but the details are yet to be known. The question of who will be cast as female Hawkeye also remains unknown. Looks like the teasing footage from the 'Endgame' trailer is all that we've got to keep going for now!
Clint Barton's young protege to take over
Kate Bishop, an important member of the Young Avengers, feature in 'Hawkeye' series from Matt Fraction and Alex Aja. The comic book series which was launched in 2012 bagged an Eisner award nomination for American comic books and was centered around the training and relationship between Kate and Barton.
In the comics, Kate Bishop was first introduced in 2005's Young Avengers #1. At the time, Hawkeye was dead following an attack by Scarlet Witch, and his mantle free to take. Bishop sees the opportunity and takes over, proving to be a worthy successor.
Later, Barton returns and wants his mantle back, but Bishop refuses. This leads to friction between the two superheroes, and it hasn't been resolved since. The character of Bishop in the miniseries will mostly be a loose adaptation.
However, the 'Avengers: Endgame' second trailer was a clear indication that Bishop is set to join the Marvel universe, and regardless of how long the wait may be, the miniseries' announcement confirms it.
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