After popping up here and there in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jeremy Renner‘s Hawkeye is finally getting his turn in the spotlight as the star of his own Disney+ series called– what else?– ‘Hawkeye’. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ producer Trinh Tran is now spearheading that series, after developing a particular interest in the character from the movies.
As we saw in ‘Endgame’, Hawkeye/Clint Barton has really been through the wringer over the past few years. He was already a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent with a sketchy past, but he was grounded by his family– his loving wife Laura (Linda Cardellini), and his kids. But when they all vanished after The Snap, he went off the deep end, becoming Ronin and embarking on a mission to slay criminals all over the world. And while he was reunited with his family at the end of the movie, he’d suffered another debilitating loss, after his longtime partner Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) sacrificed her life to bring back all the victims of The Snap.
In reality, it was simply time for many of the major stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to leave the nest. After a decade, Johnasson, Robert Downey Jr., and Chris Evans were ready to move on. But Renner hasn’t had the chance to shine like they have. Hopefully, that will change with the new show, but as we already know, this series will introduce Kate Bishop, the young woman who essentially replaced Barton in the comics.
Tran discussed what to expect from ‘Hawkeye’:
“I think with Endgame, it’s always going to impact all of the characters that we are introducing in our Disney+ streaming shows as well as the future of features, right, for the characters that are still existing. So you’re just going to have to find… I can’t say much about that!”
Regarding Kate’s introduction, Tran said:
“Well, they’re both Hawkeyes in a way, right? So you want to make sure… I’m always interested in introducing new characters. And now we have a fascinating young female who is very interested in this role. So you’re going to see a balance of both.
“We’re treating our shows as if we’re making our features. I mean, the feel and the quality of those TV shows are going to be like the Marvel movies that you’ve seen. So that’s always been [Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige]’s mindset of let’s make sure that when people are going to be watching these episodes, it’s going to feel like it’s just one long movie except rather than two-and-a-half hours, it’s going to be much longer. And the idea behind certain characters getting their shows is because we’ll have a lot more time to be able to develop these characters rather than the shorter.”
It isn’t yet known when the ‘Hawkeye’ series will arrive on Disney+, but it probably won’t be until 2021. Renner is returning, and reportedly Hailee Steinfeld is in talks to portray Kate Bishop.
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