MCU Phase 4's 'Hawkeye' series is essential as the Golden Archer's journey needs to come to a full circle
With the Avengers gone their own separate ways, we can hope to see Barton groom his daughter, Kate Bishop to be the next Hawkeye
It's pleasing to finally see Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton aka Hawkeye getting the much-needed show for his own as the Golden Archer will have his own story told in the form of a series.
Titled 'Hawkeye', the show will finally round off his character arc by telling the story of the life and adventures of this much-loved Avenger.
Since his introduction in 'Thor', Barton has chipped in with his archery and superior combat skills each time the Avengers fought supervillains who posed a grave threat to the earth.
Of the 23 MCU movies in the Infinity Saga, Barton has made appearances in only five.
So far we have only known him as a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. from 'Avengers' and one of those superheroes who had a family in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'.
He was a notable absentee in 'Infinity War' and we saw him play his part to perfection in the colossal 'Endgame'.
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.
If we look at Barton's character, the hero was pulled out of retirement twice. He decided to go back to his family after helping the team defeat Ultron, only to come back to support Steve Rogers aka Captain America (Steve Rogers) during the events of 'Captain America: Civil War'.
The war ended badly for Barton as he was captured with the rest of Team Cap. While he was eventually broken out of the Raft prison by Rogers, he takes a plea deal with the Government that he would get serve time, but would prefer to spend time with his family. He found a partner in Scott Lang aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) who does the same thing to spend time with this daughter.
Post the events of 'Infinity War', where his family also got decimated by Thanos' (Josh Brolin) snap, he assumes the identity of Ronin and goes on a criminal- killing spree hoping to find answers.
He is convinced to return to the Avengers fold by Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johannson).
In the final minutes of 'Endgame', we see him at Tony Stark aka Iron Man's funeral.
And that leads us to the question of what's next for the beloved Hawkeye?
For starters, the series could see him peacefully retire for the final time. With the Avengers gone their own separate ways, we can hope to see Barton relax and groom his daughter, Kate Bishop to be the next Hawkeye. After all, he does call her Hawkeye fondly while in 'Endgame'.
At the stage, we can safely speculate that the series will take place after the events of 'Endgame'. Barton officially has no crime-fighting to do, since he's killed most of the criminals unless some of them decide to magically pop up somehow (which we feel will be too much of stretch).
However, there are baddies needed and we may see Hawkeye spring back to action and probably train Bishop on the go. All the while, the onus though, will be on Barton as he's still the main character.
Maybe, the show starts off with Barton recollecting his past adventures, then fight alongside Bishop and when she's ready, he may just sit back and watch her proudly as she goes on to probably become part of the New Avengers.
All this, of course, is pure speculation, but it will be nice to see the man finally relax. Killing him is a meaningless plot anyway.
'Hawkeye' will stream exclusively on Disney+ starting in the Fall of 2021.