Get excited superhero stans, another Marvel series is set to be released later this year, and it’s all about the bow and arrow slinging hero, Hawkeye.
So far, a lot of the details have remained very hush-hush — there’s not even a trailer for us to sink our teeth into yet. But, isn’t this period of speculation and guessing half the fun?
Here’s everything we know about Hawkeye to date.
When and where can we watch Hawkeye?
Obviously, Marvel means Disney+ (but we had to say it, just in case it wasn’t obvious). However, the answer to when it’ll be coming out is a frustratingly vague “late 2021”. There’s also a good chance the episodes will be released weekly, as with Loki.
Who’s in the cast?
Renner is confirmed to be returning as Hawkeye himself, and Florence Pugh will play Yelena Belova, but the rest of the cast will bring some fresh faces.
Hailee Steinfield (Dickinson) will play Kate Bishop, Hawkeye’s protege, Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring / The Nun) will play Eleanor Bishop, Alaqua Cox is cast as deaf superhero and First Nations member of the Cheyenne Nation, Maya Lopez (aka Echo), and Fra Fee will play a character named Kazi that we don’t know anything about yet. Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, and Brian d’Arcy James are also set to appear.
What is Hawkeye about?
First things first, let’s talk about the plot. Details have been kept vague so far, with Variety reporting it’ll be an “adventure series in which Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye, will pass the torch to Kate Bishop”. However, there are a few more possible clues thanks to the graphics used in Hawkeye‘s credits, which Jeremy Renner shared from San Diego Comic-Con in 2019 in this Instagram post.
If you’re a hardcore fan, you’ll realise that the credits are very reminiscent of David Aja and Annie Wu’s drawings from the 2012-2015 Hawkeye comic run — incidentally one of the most popular Marvel comics series at the time. Fans are speculating that this could mean the plot also takes inspiration from the series.
Does it have anything to do with Black Widow?
Warning: Spoilers from Black Widow ahead.
There’s a post-credits scene in Black Widow (also available on Disney+ for $34.99) in which Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) approaches Pugh’s Yelena Belova at Natasha Romanoff’s graveside, talking about revenge and showing a photo of Clint Barton.
Speculation is rife that as Pugh plays the same character in Hawkeye, this character may be the main villain.
Can we at least get a look at some photos?
As I said, there’s no trailer available yet for Hawkeye, but there have been some fun photos released from the set and shared around on Twitter. Please enjoy:
— Jeremy Renner Net (@JRennerNet) February 20, 2021
she’s already giving funny chaotic energy ???????? pic.twitter.com/RfeyPKyRex
— valeria ???? (@kateofbish) February 21, 2021
We’ll keep this post updated with any fresh news from the world of Hawkeye, so check back soon!