It's time for the Hawkeye show, which is in our sights and nearly streaming on Disney Plus. We've just gotten a new Hawkeye trailer that revealed the updated schedule for episodes, with a new plot point as well. And while we mean this as no offense to Jeremy Renner, he's not exactly the big reason why we're so excited.
But, before we go any further, we've got to let you know our Hawkeye review is up right now, so check out a spoiler-free look at episodes 1 and 2! And after you watch the latest episode, check out our Hawkeye episode 3 recap and review to learn more while you get ready for Hawkeye episode 4.
Yes, as is the case with many heroes who survived Avengers: Endgame, Hawkeye is one of the many of Marvel's superheroes rewarded with their own follow-up project in Phase 4 of the MCU. And speaking of Phase 4, we have to say that Hawkeye episode 5 has us giddy for MCU Phase 4!
Simply titled Hawkeye, this series will focus on one of the best runs of the character, which took place in the comics (which you should go read once you're done watching the Marvel movies in order for the umpteenth time).
That series of comics featured a new Hawkeye in training: Kate Bishop (who will be played by Hailee Steinfeld). And we just found out Hawkeye's release date, and where it sits in the upcoming Marvel movies and shows.
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While the show will star the Hawkeye we know, expect the series to focus on a new Hawkeye. What necessitates this change? We're guessing Clint Barton is ready to hang up his bow and arrow after the events of Endgame.
Oh, and an Agatha Harkness-focused WandaVision spinoff is coming too. Even Echo, a Hawkeye show character, is getting her own show. And that show could be even bigger than anticipated, if a new Hawkeye fan theory is correct.
Hawkeye show trailers and teasers
On Nov. 12, Marvel released a big featurette of upcoming shows in honor of Disney Plus Day. In the clip for Hawkeye, Kate Bishop explained that she felt like she was meant to be Hawkeye, while Barton warned her against this path. Excellent and hilarious action followed, and you can watch it on Disney Plus.
The Hawkeye trailer that came out on Oct. 14 revealed that the Bartons split apart temporarily because they were being attacked. It also showed that the first two episodes will debut on the 24th.
The first Hawkeye show trailer was the reveal that this is a ... Christmas show? Oh, and Clint Barton is brought back to the action when he discovers that someone who is seemingly pretending to be Hawkeye/Ronin is out on the streets fighting crime.
Hawkeye show release date
We were waiting for the Hawkeye release date, and it was revealed for November 24, 2021 (a Wednesday). Both the first and second episodes will bow that day.
Marvel Studios executive VP of film production confirmed that the series, along with Ms. Marvel (which doesn't have a release date), are due by the end of the year (h/t Variety).
The most recent Marvel Disney Plus series was What If...?, the animated show on August 11, 2021.
Marvel has a very crowded fall lineup, while Thor 4: Love and Thunder awaits in 2023.
Hawkeye show poster
The Christmastime vibes are ramped up with this poster, which features the tag line "This holiday season the best gifts come with a bow." We also see Pizza Dog Lucky, who didn't get time in the trailer, in this poster.
Hawkeye show cast and crew
Since Hawkeye somehow survived Avengers: Endgame (your sacrifice was appreciated, Black Widow), Jeremy Renner will reprise the role of Clint Barton, the arrow-shooting family man named Hawkeye.
Variety first reported that Hailee Steinfeld, the voice of Spider-Gwen in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, was in the running to play Kate Bishop — a role she won. In the critically-beloved Matt Fraction run of the Hawkeye comic book, Barton and Bishop both don the Hawkeye moniker, with Barton mentoring the younger Hawkeye.
Actor Fra Fee confirmed on his instagram that he will be playing Kazi, aka Kazimierz Kazimierczak, aka the Clown. The Clown is a mercenary who will be hunting down Barton. The Clown is working for the Tracksuit Draculas (mafia members whose spot Barton takes over).
Barton's family, Linda Cardellini (who played Clint's wife Laura) and Ava Russo, Ben Sakamoto and Cade Woodward (who played their kids, Lila, Cooper and Nathaniel, respectively) also appear.
A big Hawkeye fan theory is pushing the possibility that Vincent D'Onofrio will be back as Kingpin.
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Other cast members include Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez, a.k.a. Echo, who is more known for being connected to Daredevil. Zahn McClarnon will be William Lopez, Maya's father.
Jonathan Igla (Mad Men), will write the Hawkeye show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
And we've got more details about cast, but beware Black Widow spoilers!
Yes, Florence Pugh is going to portray Yelena Belova in Hawkeye, but as the Black Widow post-credits scene explained, she's not here to make nice with Natasha's former teammate. She's been told that Barton is responsible for Black Widow's death (which isn't how we remember Vormir), by Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), who wants her to take Hawkeye out.
Hawkeye show plot
An early report from Variety tipped us off to the Hawkeye plot. Hawkeye is said to focus on Clint Barton training Kate Bishop to replace him in the role of Hawkeye.
The series has been rumored to also reveal more about Hawkeye's time as Ronin, which we only saw briefly in Avengers: Endgame.
We got further proof of this just recently, thanks to leaked set photos.
Hawkeye show schedule
We now know the Hawkeye schedule has changed a bit, since episodes 1 and 2 will debut together on Nov. 24. This means the show now ends a week earlier, and a week before The Book of Boba Fett's Dec. 29 debut.
- Hawkeye episode 1: Wednesday, Nov. 24 -- 12 a.m. PT/3 a.m. ET/8 a.m. GMT
- Hawkeye episode 2: Wednesday, Nov. 24 -- 12 a.m. PT/3 a.m. ET/8 a.m. GMT
- Hawkeye episode 3: Wednesday, Dec. 1 -- 12 a.m. PT/3 a.m. ET/8 a.m. GMT
- Hawkeye episode 4: Wednesday, Dec. 8 -- 12 a.m. PT/3 a.m. ET/8 a.m. GMT
- Hawkeye episode 5: Wednesday, Dec. 15 -- 12 a.m. PT/3 a.m. ET/8 a.m. GMT
- Hawkeye episode 6: Wednesday, Dec. 22 -- 12 a.m. PT/3 a.m. ET/8 a.m. GMT
Hawkeye show set photos
Twitter user @cosmic_marvel shared since-deleted shots of Ms. Steinfeld on set, wearing gear in a familiar purple hue, and wielding a crossbow as well. Hawk-eyed readers will notice she's got gear that helps her attach different arrowheads.
Another set of leaked photos (from Just Jared) appear to be from a sound-stage, and show Steinfeld in full regalia against a green screen.
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