At their Comic-Con panel today, Marvel Studios officially announced their upcoming Disney+ event series Hawkeye. Jeremy Renner will star as the eponymous archer, but he’ll be alongside Kate Bishop, who hasn’t been cast yet. Renner told the crowd in Hall H, “What I get to do in the show ultimately is shepherd an amazing character, ultimately a better version of me and the sentiment of that is the fiber of what Hawkeye is, at least what I think Hawkeye is — a superhero without superpowers and I get to teach someone else to be a superhero without super powers.”
My hope is that this series will draw from the excellent Hawkeye comics run from Matt Fraction, especially since the logo they shared for the Disney+ series is similar to the one from those comics. For those who haven’t read those books, it basically brings Hawkeye down to a street level that’s even beneath something we’ve seen like Daredevil or Jessica Jones. It really is Hawkeye just struggling to live day-to-day, dealing with mobsters who communicate almost exclusively using the word “bro”, taking care of a dog that loves pizza, and being a mentor of sorts to Bishop. It’s wonderful.
It’s also a smart way to pass the torch to a new actor to play the role of Hawkeye. He’s been kind of an odd duck in the movies to the point where his Ronin character is kind of questionable (Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige told the crowd that the series will partially explore that time in Barton’s life). Providing this close-up will let people understand why Hawkeye is not only valuable to the MCU, but get on board with a new Hawkeye who will probably be part of Avengers movies going forward. Hawkeye will premiere on Disney+ in fall 2021.
For more from the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, click here. For all of the Marvel news that broke during the studio’s Hall H panel, click on the links below:
- ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Becomes the #1 Movie at the Global Box Office as of This Weekend
- Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ Lines up a Full Cast Led by Angelina Jolie
- Marvel Reveals Full ‘Shang-Chi’ Title, Lead Actor and Release Date; Tony Leung to Play The Mandarin
- First Details on ‘Loki’ and the Return of Tom Hiddleston’s Trickster God
- ‘Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness’ Set for 2021 Release
- First Logo for Marvel’s ‘WandaVision’ Revealed with Release Date, New Cast Info
- ‘Black Widow’ Movie Release Date, Cast, and Logo Revealed
- Taika Waititi’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ to See Natalie Portman Wield Mjolnir as Thor
- Marvel’s ‘What If?’ Announces Massive Voice Cast of MCU Stars & Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher
- ‘Blade’: Two-Time Oscar-Winner Mahershala Ali to Play the New Daywalker
- Marvel Confirms ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot, “Mutants” for Phase 4