With “Hawkeye,” Clint Barton finally got his own MCU series. We tell you what the future holds for the Avenger and his new colleague.
With “Hawkeye,” a successful series year for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) comes to an end. After Clint Barton a.k.a. Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) were able to defeat the dangerous gangster boss Wilson Fisk a.k.a. Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) and his subjects, fans are rightly wondering whether and, above all, when the entertaining series will continue on Disney+.
Hawkeye Season 2 Release Date: Is launch on Disney+ already confirmed?
The first season of “Hawkeye” is quite short-lived with only six episodes and is also declared by many sides as a miniseries. However, fans of the rebellious archer do not automatically have to hang their heads now. The fact that a Hawkeye Season 2 has not yet been planned does not automatically mean that it will not come.
Even before the first episode on Disney+ went to the start, fans speculated how it would continue for Clint and Kate. A second season would be obvious, but it could also be that Clint is finally allowed to retire and Kate as the new Hawkeye takes a completely different direction. Until Marvel or Kevin Feige make a concrete statement on this, however, remains only speculation. The end of “Hawkeye” provides us with enough material for this.
What could happen in season 2 of Hawkeye?
For many, their dialogues were the highlight of the MCU series, will Kate and Yelena (Florence Pugh) perhaps return as a duo for a possible Hawkeye Season 2? The fact that they get along well is no secret and now that Black Widow is no longer out for revenge and wants to kill Clint, they could finally work together. If it doesn’t happen in a second season, they could also return for a feature film. As successors to Clint and Natasha (Scarlett Johansson), they could come to the aid of the Avengers.
Whether it actually comes to that remains to be seen at this point. However, the series may have already hinted at Kate’s takeover as the new Hawkeye. When she introduces different names for her superhero alter ego at the end of episode 6, Clint counters that he has a suggestion. Instead of hearing his suggestion, viewers* see the series title and the credits roll. So is the former Avenger suggesting that she take his place as Hawkeye and he can finally retire?
Since Clint Barton has long wanted to take a well-deserved retirement to spend time with his family, it would be a logical conclusion to introduce Kate as his successor, and with the Disney+ series, Hawkeye could additionally celebrate a fitting farewell. However, it does not have to mean an MCU end for Jeremy Renner’s role, after all, he and his wife Laura (Linda Cardellini) could continue to take part in Kate’s adventures in a mentor* position. As also revealed in the final scenes of the series, Laura was Agent 19 and worked for S.H.I.E.L.D. So she could be of use as well. However, as long as there are no official plans for Hawkeye’s future, our theories and ideas will remain just dreams. Whether they will come true, you will find out here as usual.
Hawkeye: Storyline and background
The master shooter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe gets his own Disney+ series with “Hawkeye”. While a solo film was initially planned, Jeremy Renner will now return in his own series at the end of 2021 to train his successor Kate Bishop, portrayed by Hailee Steinfeld (“Pitch Perfect 2”).
The cast includes Bishop’s mother Eleanor (Vera Farmiga), Clint Barton’s former mentor Jack Duquesne (Tony Dalton), superhero Maya Lopez aka Echo (newcomer Alaqua Cox), her father William Lopez (Zahn McClarnon) and Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), who is hunting down the master marksman after the events of “Black Widow”.
After Clint Barton was last seen in “Avengers: Endgame” as Ronin, who brutally hunted down gangsters around the world after his family disappeared, comic book fans can look forward to learning more from that time in the series.
Kate Bishop only made her comic book debut in 2006 as part of the Young Avengers, but she quickly became one of the most popular characters. Her involvement in the MCU series solidifies the establishment of the next generation of superheroes* in the film and series cosmos.
Florence Pugh will also make an important guest appearance as Yelena Belova in “Hawkeye”. Pugh made her MCU debut in “Black Widow”, where she received the (false) information that Clint Barton was actively involved in the death of Natasha Romanoff.
Filming began in New York in December 2020, with more shooting to follow in Atlanta. Behind the camera are directors Rhys Thomas and the duo Bert & Bertie, Jonathan Igla (“Mad Men”) acts as head of the screenwriters, while Kevin Feige as MCU architect also directs the fortunes.