The last time we saw Hawkeye, star of the new Disney Plus series Hawkeye, he was comforting Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) after the funeral of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr). They both seemed isolated from the surviving Avengers remnants, and the image couldn’t be more symbolic.
After all, both were part of a kind of the second layer of the superhero group. They were both influential and beloved. It was the family Barton family tragedy that opened the story of Avengers: Endgame. Wanda, for her part, appeared in the last battle against Thanos and demonstrated her considerable power. For both, the film’s closing scene was a kind of brooch to their curious friendship since The Avengers (2012).
Curiously, the series that tell the stories of both are part of those destined to make their way in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The most popular franchise heroes are dead, missing or retired, so a whole new generation takes over. While Wanda became the Scarlet Witch, Loki a hero, and Sam the new Captain America, Hawkeye is anyone’s guess.
One wide enough to ask yourself questions about the hero’s future. In recent weeks, Florence Pugh ( Yelena in Black Widow ) would be part of the cast of the series excited fans. Also, the rumour that Vincent D’Onofrio would come to Marvel through the Disney Plus series. But the various information does not seem to be enough to arouse interest in the coming story.
The big question is: what do we know so far about what to expect from Hawkeye? We leave you here all the information available so far.
What could the ‘Hawkeye’ series narrate?
Based on the information available, the series could have two objectives. The first to present in the Marvel Cinematic Universe one of the expected Young Avengers: Kate Bishop (played by Hailee Steinfeld). However, it will also include information about the time that Barton was Ronin after Thanos’ snap.
But now, the problems for Barton increased. The post-credits scene for Black Widow showed that Yelena might seek revenge by holding Barton responsible for Natasha’s death. To that, we could add the possibility that DareDevil’s Kingpin enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe through the front door.
That being the case, Hawkeye will most likely be more consistent and exciting than a heroine presentation. It could be a way to broaden the threads that tie together the Marvel series leading up to Disney Plus. In addition, to establish a direct link between the Thunderbolts (to which Yelena could belong) and The Avengers.
If so, Hawkeye could become a vital hub for various Marvel stories. Especially if the rumour of Charlie Cox’s Daredevil cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home is true. Could Barton’s series be the way to bring together all the extremes of the series that once belonged to Netflix?
Why is there no trailer yet?
Disney Plus, which plans to release the series this year, is likely to wait for the premiere of the animated What if…? before doing it. The reason? Do not compete in attention to both programs. After all, Hawkeye still has to cope with the shakeup that gave the foundations of the Marvel Universe the end of Loki.
So most likely, it is a strategic motive and perhaps some secrets related to the trailer for the third part of Spider-Man.
Who will we see in ‘Hawkeye’?
One of the incredible novelties of the series is the incorporation of the leader of the Young Avengers. Kate Bishop will play Hailee Steinfeld, the visible head of the new heroes. And if everything turns out just like in the comics, she will be Barton’s latest protégé. So the series could be open the door to a new franchise, especially when the rest of the characters have been quietly introduced in recent months.
Another new face joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that of Kate’s mother, Eleanor Bishop. In fiction, she will be played by Vera Farmiga and most likely has a more prominent role than her brief comic book appearances.
Another face that comes straight out of the comics is Jacques Duquesne (Tony Dalton), a former Clint mentor whom comic book fans would recognize as Swordsman. Following Marvel’s new experiments, he has also been both a villain and a hero. He is likely to play an ambiguous role on the show.
Finally, there is the addition of Maya Lopez / Echo, played by Alaqua Cox. A heroic version of Taskmaster, he can mimic the fighting and even artistic talents of others. Zahn McClarnon will appear as Maya’s father, William Lopez, and Brian d’Arcy James will play an undisclosed role.