Well, if you’re a Hawkeye fan and have found that he’s been a little short-changed (so far) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the small screen could soon have what you’re after.
Disney is reportedly developing a limited series surrounding Hawkeye/Clint Barton, with actor Jeremy Renner poised to reprise his role as the Marvel archer. So yes, with this news one could assume that Hawkeye will be okay once the credits roll on Avengers: Endgame, but that doesn’t mean the end of the road isn’t on the horizon for Renner’s run.
As reported by Variety, the project is shaping up to be “an 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.”
This Hawkeye outing is yet another MCU-connected series heading to Disney’s ambitious streaming service, Disney+. The service will also have shows focused on Falcon and Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch and Vision, and Loki. Details are, of course, being kept under wraps, but word is that that each show will hold between 6 – 8 episodes and will hold very big budgets.
As the number of Disney+ Marvel shows continues to expand, it becomes increasingly clear why Disney was willing to cancel its Netflix shows: Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher and Jessica Jones. We’ll see if those characters appear on Disney+ down the road.
Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye will be seen in Avengers: Endgame, opening in Australia on April 25 and in the US on April 26.