Hawkeye is finally getting his own solo series, and I couldn’t be more excited! The Disney+ series will be based off of Matt Fraction and David Aja‘s award-winning comic run, and will introduce Kate Bishop into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Avengers: Endgame producer Trinh Tran has been making the interview rounds recently, and she has talked about the upcoming series.
While talking with Screen Rant, Tran talked about being able to explore Clint’s past:
“Well, I chose that one specifically because we haven’t gotten a chance to tell Clint Barton’s story. You’ve seen Thor have several movies. You know his backstory. Cap has several movies, Tony has a few, so they’ve all had their chance, and Clint Barton hasn’t gotten a chance to tell his past. I’m excited for that, and I’m also excited that there is a young girl coming in who wants to be Hawkeye. [Matt] Fraction’s run is absolutely one of the most amazing things. I remember sitting there are reading through the Fraction run and going, this is amazing. This is absolutely amazing. This is something we can do. We can do this! So wanting to tell Clint’s backstory, after reading Fraction’s run and getting excited for Kate Bishop there’s something really interesting that I think the two of them can have.”
Tran also talked with ComicBook.com and revealed that the events of Avengers: Endgame will factor into the series:
“I think with Endgame, it’s always going to impact all of the characters that we are introducing in our Disney+ streaming shows as well as the future of features, right, for the characters that are still existing. So you’re just going to have to find… I can’t say much about that!”
Hailee Steinfeld has been offered the role of Kate Bishop, but rumor has it she hasn’t accepted yet because of her non-compete clause with Apple TV+. Jeremy Renner is set to reprise his role as Hawkeye, even if some fans want him to be replaced due to some issues plaguing his personal life.
In other MCU news: Marvel has tapped screenwriter Jade Halley Bartlett to write Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Ms. Marvel is rumored to begin filming in spring 2020.
Hawkeye is slated to debut on Disney+ in Fall 2021. Will you be watching?