Move over, Hawkeye, because there’s a brand-new archer in town. Disney+’s Hawkeye is one of the streamer’s most highly anticipated shows set to come out later this year—and not just because it features a certain Avenger. Hailee Steinfeld is jumping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Kate Bishop, protégée of Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye. And if that wasn’t enough to get you excited, she even has a cute fluffy companion named Lucky the Pizza Dog that will definitely steal your heart.
If you just finished watching Black Widow, then you certainly have questions after that post-credits scene. If you haven’t seen Black Widow, though, this is your sign to head back and watch unless you’re prepared for spoilers. Hard-core Marvel Comics fans already know that Kate’s introduction will change a lot of things in the future, but just how will Hawkeye shake things up? And when will we finally see it come to the small screen?
Here’s what to know about Disney+’s Hawkeye.
What is Hawkeye about? And why is there a new Hawkeye?
If you’re not a follower of the Marvel Comics series, then you might be surprised to see there’s another Hawkeye on the scene. Kate is training under Clint to take over the mantle. The Disney+ show takes place after Avengers: Endgame and will continue to show Clint as Ronin. But because he’s taking on a new persona, it makes sense for Kate to take over the reins.
“[Kate is] a 22-year-old kid and she’s a big Hawkeye fan,” Renner told Entertainment Weekly. “She has a wonderfully annoying and equally charming manner about her, because she’s such a fangirl of Hawkeye. The relationship grows from that, but the biggest problem for Clint is Kate Bishop and the onslaught of problems that she brings into his life.”
EW also released the first official look of the series showing Kate and Hawkeye together, and it looks like things are going to be, well, intense between the two archers.
There’s also the Young Avengers, a new group of superheroes linked to some of our older faves. Hints about them joining the MCU have been dropping every since WandaVision (remember Billy and Tommy?) and have continued with the additions of Kid Loki from Loki and the upcoming Ms. Marvel series.
Unfortunately, Marvel hasn’t shared any other big details about what we can expect. Hopefully we’ll find out more as we get closer to the show’s big release!
Who else is starring in Hawkeye?
It wouldn’t be a Marvel TV series without a stellar cast. As Black Widow fans can probably guess from that post-credits scene, Florence Pugh will be back as Yelena.
Scream queen Vera Farmiga is also joining the Marvel family as Eleanor Bishop, Kate’s mom.
Fra Fee is playing Kazi, aka Kazimierz Kazimierczak, a mercenary villain who goes by Clown.
Tony Dalton will be bringing Jack Duquesne to life, who is known as Jacques Duquesne, aka Swordsman, in the Marvel Comics.
Newcomer Alaqua Cox is playing Maya Lopez/Echo, a deaf Native American who has the ability to copy anyone’s movements perfectly. She’s also getting her own spin-off series after Hawkeye.
Maya’s dad, William Lopez, will be played by Zahn McClarnon.
So when is Hawkeye coming out?
Along with the first look, Entertainment Weekly also announced that the series will be coming out on November 24. It looks like it’ll continue the Loki Wednesday early morning drop schedule and will release new episodes weekly.
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