As we inch closer to the premiere of Hawkeye on Disney+ which will focus on the life of Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton and will also introduce Kate Bishop, played by Hailee Steinfeld into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While it has been some time now since the first look at the series was dropped by Marvel Studios, the series was set up long back during the post-credits scene of Black Widow which was released earlier this year. In the scene, we see Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova, who is Natasha’s sister and from what it seems, the new Black Widow, standing over her grave vowing to take revenge for her death against the person whom she thinks is the killer which is none other than, Clint Barton.
Hawkeye debuts in less than a week
Both Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld were asked about their reactions to the post-credits scene in Black Widow while the duo appeared at Hawkeye’s Hollywood premiere. “I was with my niece and she’s like ‘Uncle Jeremy, what did you do?’ I didn’t do anything!” Renner told Variety. “I had no reaction, I was laughing at my niece.” Steinfeld added: “My reaction was more like ‘No way!’ I never fail to get incredibly excited, I even geek out over…I mean, one thing in the MCU, with the delicately interwoven details throughout each and every film and TV show and piece and whatever. It’s incredible. So I saw that and I was like ‘That means something, I don’t know what yet, but we’re gonna find out.'”
Florence Pugh got a confirmation to appear in the series when the vast was announced by Marvel. She will add to the line of villains which include the tracksuit Draculas and Echo. The characters have been taken from David Aja and Matt Fraction’s comic run on Hawkeye. Having a superspy like Yelena would be the last thing that Kate and Clint would anticipate.
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Jeremy Renner recalls his reaction to seeing Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova swear revenge against #Hawkeye in the #BlackWidow post-credits: "I was with my niece and she went 'Uncle Jeremy, what did you do?' I didn't do anything!" https://t.co/PosK7Daguf pic.twitter.com/RjHivawLH7
— Variety (@Variety) November 18, 2021
Director Rhys Thomas also spoke to GamesRadar about the much-anticipated series
“I can’t speak to that. But yes, we know their past, and obviously what happened in Endgame. We know in these first two episodes that Clint’s dealing with the fallout of that. But in terms of how they meet, I can’t – I’ll just pretend I don’t know. Imagine it’s a happy meeting, where they talk over coffee and work things out.”