‘Hawkeye’ Takes Aim As Disney Plus Series Gets First Trailer
Marvel Studios have been expanding to the realm of television throughout the year, and their latest effort, Hawkeye, is set to take aim at a different sort of Marvel narrative: one where lead character Clint Barton (Jeremy Rennner) passes his mantle onto a younger, up-and-coming hero named Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld).
Hawkeye is set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, in which the former Avenger spent much of the five years between Thanos’s victory and the restoration of half the universe declaring a one-man war on the organized crime rings of the world as the vigilante Ronin. Eventually being contacted by the Avengers for one last job, Hawkeye chose to redeem himself by taking part in a desperate an operation to save the universe, which came at the cost of his dear ally Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow. While Barton would like to retire in peace following his part in saving half the universe (while facing significant hearing loss), he’s created a number of enemies, including the new Black Widow Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh)… And even inspiring a few allies, such as Bishop, who uses his alias. Drawn back into the action one last time, Barton has to mentor Bishop as the new Hawkeye as the two deal with an onslaught of dangers from multiple sides.
Check out the trailer below:
The poster has also been revealed:
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The series will also star the lines of Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez, AKA Echo, Vera Farmiga as Kate’s mother Eleanor Bishop, Tony Dalton as Jack Duquesne, AKA Swordsman, Zahn McClarnon as Echo’s father William Lopez, Ben Sakamoto, Ava Russo, and Cade Woodward as Hawkeye’s kids, Fra Fee as Kazi, and Jolt as Lucky the Pizza Dog. Cox is also expected to lead Echo, a Disney Plus spin-off involving her eponymous character and potentially others associated with a certain blind vigilante and a certain crime lord in a very high place. Brian d’Arcy James is in the series in an unknown role, and Linda Cardellini is expected to be involved as Laura Barton, Hawkeye’s wife.
Hawkeye will begin airing on Disney Plus on November 24, 2021.
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