This article may contain spoilers for Black Widow’s post-credit scene
Many fans are simply in love with what Marvel has put out onto Disney+ this year (2021), with WandaVision blowing fans away, followed by The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Loki, and now What If, which is two episodes in.
Despite the current series not even being halfway through, fans are still wondering what’s next, and looking past What If into the next show, while still being excited for the current series and its reimagining of iconic Marvel events.
It appears that, given that all of the announced Marvel series have no release dates (except for Ms Marvel, that is coming in ‘late 2021’), Hawkeye will be the next show to land on the streaming service, Disney+.
Despite Jeremy Renner’s character Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye) being seen as a somewhat disposable character to some, he is still getting his own show, which we cannot wait to see.
Hawkeye made his Marvel debut in 2012 movie Avengers: Assemble; he was immediately taken over and controlled by Loki (Tom Hiddleston) once he arrived on Earth, making Barton work for him and his cause mindlessly.
Barton is also a very close friend of Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), and the two make a mighty fine pair on the battlefield. You could say that, apart from his impressive archery skills and perfect shots, Barton is also known for his one-liners.
While the one-liners Barton reels off in almost every movie are rather bad and perhaps even cringey, it does shape him into a good-natured character and one that always looks for the silver lining. He also finds himself responsible for Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) during the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
Barton convinced Wanda to “get off her *ss” to help save the world, while her home city of Sokovia rose out of the Earth itself; this gained him a more leadership-type role, as without him, Wanda wouldn’t have thrived and become who she is now.
A new photo from the series sees Bishop and Barton in some sort of training area, looking rather serious. The room seems to belong to Bishop, given the string lights and the storage for her arrows, which seem to be hers due to her holding a bow in the image.
While it is unclear what is happening in the photo, we can see that Barton looks concerned which appears perfectly on-brand for him; Barton appears to have bags packed, which suggests that the pair are heading out on a mission.
Hawkeye, being the next series for Marvel, has very little in the way of plot details or cast; there is also no sign of a trailer anywhere. This could be due to the three months until the show’s release, leaving time for details to be unveiled.
Many fans who have seen Black Widow (2021) are reaching the conclusion that the post-credit scene means that Yelena (Florence Pugh) will be setting her sights on Barton, after being told he is the reason for her sister’s death.
While it is unlikely Hawkeye’s narrative will be based entirely on this theory (if it turns out to be true), there is a high chance we will see Pugh in Renner’s solo series; we may even get a fight scene between the two, which would be incredible to see.
It could be that Yelena seeks vengeance for Natasha’s death, and as we saw in Black Widow, Yelena is a strong fighter and fiercely loyal; which could prove problematic for Barton.
What we do know about the series, is that Barton will be teaming up with another archer of great skill, Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). Bishop is a well-known and determined character from the comics, and many fans are looking forward to seeing her in action alongside Barton.
Aside from a possible visit from Yelena, fans aren’t sure what the plot for Hawkeye will be; so, while we wait for a trailer and more details, we have What If, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Eternals to keep us busy until more on the upcoming series is revealed.
Hawkeye will take aim on Disney+ on November 24th, 2021.
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal
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