Amongst a slew of MCU related announcements made tonight at this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con, the Disney+ series Hawkeye has found a release date and a logo to accompany it with the announcement.
Hawkeye was rumored shortly after the original announcement that Disney’s new streaming service would feature original television shows set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe as part of Marvel Studios Phase 4 plans.
Now it seems fans of the upcoming series, which will centre on Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton passing on his mantle and bow to the next Hawkeye Kate Bishop, will have a couple of years to wait to see just how Kate Bishop becomes the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s new skilled archer, as the series is scheduled to premiere in Fall 2021.
Hawkeye was officially announced as a series for the new Disney+ streaming service at the same time as Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, WandaVision and the animated Marvel’s What If…?
Jeremy Renner has also become the only confirmed actor of the original six Avengers to make the transition from movies to television. However, with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige insisting that the Disney+ shows will be integral to the story of Phase 4, fans of both the character and actor can rest easy that this is not a side-line demotion.
Jeremy Renner’s last entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was in the juggernaut, Avengers: Endgame, which has only this weekend surpassed Avatar to become the highest-grossing movie of all time.
In the movie, we find out what happened to Clint Barton after the events of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, the loss of his family to “The Blip” and his transformation from Hawkeye to Ronin before re-joining the Avengers to save reality at the cost of losing long-term best friend Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow.
The new Hawkeye series is also set to take place after the events of Avengers: Endgame as current Hawkeye, Clint Barton, passes on the mantle to Kate Bishop, who in the comics is known as the second character to take on the mantle of Hawkeye as a member of the Young Avengers.
The logo revealed for the upcoming limited series is taken directly from the Matt Fraction run of the Hawkeye comic-book series in which Clint Barton trains Kate Bishop to become the next Hawkeye, so Faction’s run is expected to heavily inspire the series.
Hawkeye is scheduled for release on Disney+ in Fall 2021.