Marvel’s Hawkeye: Everything we know about the Disney+ series so far

Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron..Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner)..Ph: Jay Maidment..©Marvel 2015
Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron..Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner)..Ph: Jay Maidment..©Marvel 2015 /

Marvel’s Hawkeye series will expand upon one of the original Avengers characters and see him passing the bow and arrow to a newcomer.

Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be heavily steeped in long-form storytelling thanks to the many television series heading to Disney+ over the next few years. These will, of course, begin with WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. But even characters like Hawkeye and Nick Fury will be expanded upon in this new television format.

And as 2021 nears, so does the Hawkeye series that will see this OG Avengers team member passing his bow and arrow to a new talent. With Natasha finally getting a solo story in the Black Widow movie, it was only a matter of time until Clint also got one.

So, what do we know about Marvel’s Hawkeye so far?

Production Status

As of the beginning of December, filming on Hawkeye appears to officially be underway. Like most other Disney+ series, COVID-related delays created new challenges for this series and its production. With Jeremy Renner posting a behind-the-scenes shot with the caption “Ms Bishop … we need you!,” fans can assume things have picked up again.

New Characters

Most notable among the new characters we’ll meet in Hawkeye is Kate Bishop. Taken straight from the Marvel comics, Kate is one of the few people to take up the name Hawkeye on the Avengers team — and with Clint likely joining Natasha, Tony, and Steve in moving on from the superhero life, it’s only a matter of time until Kate takes on his role in the future of the MCU.

Rumors have consistently placed actress Hailee Steinfeld as the series’ Kate Bishop, and they appear to be warranted. Even without official confirmation, leaked photos placed Steinfeld on set with Renner, bow and arrow in tow. That’s something to be excited about.

In addition to Steinfeld, six other new cast members have been confirmed for the Disney+ series. Per Varietythe following stars are set to take on roles in the upcoming series:

  • Florence Pugh: Florence Pugh is debuting in the MCU in Black Widow, taking on the role of Natasha’s friend and fellow spy, Yelena Belova. Given Natasha’s close relationship with Clint, it makes sense her story would carry over to his. And it appears Pugh’s character will make an appearance in Hawkeye as well, though what she’ll be up to remains to be seen.
  • Vera Farmiga: Vera Farmiga has reportedly been tapped to play Kate Bishop’s mother, Eleanor Bishop. In the comics, Eleanor was a wealthy woman with lots of secrets — but we’ll have to see if Hawkeye follows the source material in that regard.
  • Fra Fee: Fra Fee will make his first MCU appearance as Kazimierz Kazimierczak, better known as the villainous Clown.
  • Tony Dalton: Tony Dalton is a pleasantly surprising addition to Hawkeye and is expected to take on the role of Jack Duquesne. If the series follows closely to comic lore, Jack will probably be Hawkeye’s former mentor, Swordsman.
  • Alaqua Cox: Alaqua Cox is making her first acting debut as Maya Lopez, or Echo, a deaf Native American character with the ability to duplicate her opponents’ moves in a fight. Whether she’ll be fighting with or against Hawkeye and Kate is the question, but either way, she promises to be an exciting addition to Marvel’s character reservoir.
  • Zahn McClarnon: Zahn McClarnon will reportedly portray the character William Lopez, who may just be the same character as Kate’s father, “Willie.”

The Plot

Plot details about Hawkeye are currently pretty sparse, though fans can expect the series to focus heavily on Kate Bishop taking up the mantle. Given the confirmation of Fra Free playing the Clown, there may also be some mafia-related villains to deal with — perhaps expanding upon Clint’s brief storyline in Avengers: Endgame.

Release Date

No official release date has been set for Hawkeye just yet, but most news outlets anticipate its release during the second half of 2021. Assuming filming continues uninterrupted, it definitely seems possible fans could see the show premiere by then. (It certainly would be nice after a year without any MCU content to speak of!)

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