Marvel has been radio silent about its Hawkeye series lately, but it just took a leap forward by announcing it’s found several directors for the show.
With so much hype surrounding The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and Loki, Marvel fans may have forgotten a Hawkeye series was even in the works — especially given Marvel’s radio silence about the show. But the studio just took a major leap forward when it comes to this series, announcing that it’s found several directors to help tell the story of the Avengers team’s marksman.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, revealing that Troop Zero‘s Amber Finlayson and Katie Ellwood will be helming a group of episodes for the series. Rhys Thomas, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, is also slated to direct several episodes for the show. It seems the showrunners are still looking to fill out the rest of their directorial team, but these names and the experience behind them promise big things for the upcoming Disney+ series.
Jeremy Renner will reprise his role as Clint Barton — or Hawkeye, if you prefer — for the series, which will see him passing the bow to the Avengers’ next renowned archer: Kate Bishop. There’s no word on which actress will be tackling the role of Kate just yet, and with Hailee Steinfeld no longer in negotiations, it really could be anyone.
As for when Hawkeye will arrive on the platform, it was originally intended to premiere next year, following the release of Loki. With COVID-related production delays, however, it could get bumped back. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has already been moved from its August premiere date, meaning the rest of the series are likely to be rearranged on Marvel’s schedule as well.
But having a few directors sign on is a good sign; it means the series still appears to be going forward, even if there are a few setbacks.
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