Though Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) is one of the founding members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Avengers, he never really had a major role in it. Yes, that started to change towards the end, but he is remembered as a supporting character. But that will change now that he will be the lead of his own show, simply titled Hawkeye, coming to Disney+ this fall.
Though the show isn’t expected to debut until later in 2020, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige took to the stage at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about the upcoming series as well as Kate Bishop, a major character in Matt Fraction and David Ajaâ€™s comic series Hawkeye #1 (December 2016). In it, Barton found himself semi-retired and teaching Young Avenger Kate Bishop the ropes of being a skillful archer. More below.
Here’s a little bit about Kate Bishop from Marvel.com:
From a Young Avenger to the avenging Hawkeye, Kate Bishop has skyrocketed as a super hero, carving out her own legacy alongside Marvelâ€™s greats. Want more Kate Bishop and her archery as art form? Pick up her latest series Hawkeye, on-shelves now!
Here’s what Borys Kit from THR said about the show’s theme:
In our previous coverage, we mentioned how the show will be â€œan adventure series in which Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye, will pass the torch to Kate Bishop. Bishop is a Marvel Comics character who took up the Hawkeye mantle after Barton. She is also a member of the group known as the Young Avengers.â€
So it looks like there won’t be any fights with demi-gods, angry robots, or mad titans. This is more grounded than anything Hawkeye’s ever been in.
Hereâ€™s a synopsis for Fraction and Ajaâ€™s Hawkeye from Amazon:
Itâ€™s Marvelâ€™s most critically acclaimed comic in recent memory! Clint Barton, breakout star of a little Marvel movie you might have seen a while back, continues his fight for justiceâ€¦and good rooftop BBQs! With Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, heâ€™s out to get some downtime from being one of Earthâ€™s Mightiest Heroesâ€¦but when the apartment building heâ€™s moved into, and the neighbors heâ€™s befriended, are threatened by a tracksuit-wearing, dog-abusing gang of Eastern European mobsters who say â€œbroâ€ an awful lot, Clint must stand up and defend his new adopted familyâ€¦any way he can.
Hawkeye is set to premiere on Disney+ in the fall of 2021.
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