Good news, archery fans: Avengers: Endgame will not be the last time you see Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye. On April 10, Deadline confirmed that Disney+ is making a Hawkeye TV series, and Marvel Studios doubled-down with a confirmation at San Diego Comic-Con in July.
Brought to life on the big screen by Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye has been a part of the MCU since he made his debut in 2011’s Thor. Over the course of four MCU films (so far) — Thor, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Endgame — Hawkeye has become an integral part of the team. His story took a darker turn after the events of Avengers: Endgame when his entire family was killed during Thanos’ Decimation.
He rejoined the Avengers in Endgame to defeat Thanos once and for all and retired yet again at the end of that movie. But Disney has brought him out of retirement for one last story, Hawkeye, in which he’ll pass on the titular mantle.
Here’s everything we know about the upcoming Hawkeye series on Disney+:
What Is the Release Date for the Hawkeye Series?
Marvel Studios confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con that the Hawkeye series was scheduled for release in fall 2021, the latest Disney+ series to come as part of Phase 4.
There’s no way to know just yet exactly when the release date will be.
What Is the Plot of the Hawkeye Series?
Per Variety, we know for sure that the Hawkeye series will revolve around Clint Barton and his protégé, Kate Bishop. It’s already being described as an “adventure series” and will see Clint “pass the torch to Kate Bishop.”
In the comics, Kate is a member of the Young Avengers and assumes the Hawkeye identity after Barton is presumed dead. Although Barton is brought back to life, he takes over the Ronin identity, allowing Kate to continue to be Hawkeye. If Clint actually does become Ronin Endgame — which seems pretty much confirmed based on what we’ve seen in photos of Endgame toys as well as the trailers — then it will likely also factor into the Hawkeye TV series storyline.
Is There a Trailer for Hawkeye?
There’s no trailer for the series just yet, but in August, Jeremy Renner himself shared what appears to be the opening credits of the show. Check them out in the above Instagram post.
Will Other MCU Superheroes Show Up?
It’s entirely possible that other superheroes from the MCU show up, but we can’t be certain right now.
With Disney+ lining up a handful of solo series based on supporting MCU characters like Scarlet and Vision, it’s entirely possible there’s a plan to make these series part of an extended universe that lives within the Disney+ realm. That said, no such thing has been hinted at by anyone official at this time.
Is Hawkeye the Only MCU Character Getting a Disney+ Series?
Not at all! There’s plenty of other Marvel characters getting their own series for Disney+; Hawkeye is just the latest MCU character to join the Disney+ team.
Previously announced shows involving MCU characters include a series focusing on Scarlet Witch and Vision, for which Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany will reprise their roles; Falcon and the Winter Solider will get their own series, too, with Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan sticking to the respective parts; finally, Loki with be getting his own series and yes, Tom Hiddleston will be back to play the Asgardian trickster in some capacity.
Hawkeye will be released only on Disney+ in fall 2021.