Hawkeye Series News, Rumours, Casting And Release Date

The list of Marvel shows and films on Disney Plus is already ridiculously long, but it’s going to get substantially bigger over the next two years with all the live-action TV series on the way. One currently in development is about one of the original six Avengers – Hawkeye.

We’ve rounded up everything we know so far about this Disney Plus series – read on for more information. In the meantime, why not check out our picks of the best TV shows and movies on Disney Plus?

When is Hawkeye on Disney Plus?

The series was originally slated for a late 2021 release date. Of course, we know that the pandemic has delayed productions across the board – so this could get pushed back. 

Disney+ France listed several release dates on its website, once of which included a 2022 release for Hawkeye. This hasn’t been officially confirmed – if we hear more we’ll update this article. 

Rumours suggest that filming in Brooklyn is going to start soon – and Jeremy Renner has posted numerous Instagram stories with stage makeup on, indicating that he may be filming. 

What is the plot of Hawkeye?

The series will follow Hawkeye training his young apprentice Kate Bishop, known from the comics to eventually take over the mantle of Hawkeye. It’s highly likely that this will also be a setup for the next Avengers film.

Kate Bishop is already trained in martial arts when she meets Hawkeye, and so is a quick learner of archery under Clint’s mentorship. Like Hawkeye, she doesn’t possess any superpowers, and focuses more on street crime rather than massive outer space threats.

Producer Kevin Feige also revealed at the D23 Expo that we’d see more into the life of Ronan – Clint Barton’s darker alter-ego that went on a killing spree after losing his family due to the Thanos snap. We imagine this will take place in the form of flashbacks.

You can get a closer look at the title sequence below:

The official #Hawkeye title sequence has been revealed on @disneyplus: pic.twitter.com/jpHuXqZ2yp

— MCU Direct (@MCU_Direct)
November 18, 2019

Who are the cast and crew of Hawkeye?

Jeremy Renner will be reprising his role as Hawkeye from the MCU, starring as the main character.

There’s been no confirmation on who will be playing the role of Kate Bishop, but Hailee Steinfeld was widely tipped to have been offered the part, but she has since pushed back against these rumours in an interview with the Radio Times.

Florence Pugh – who will play Yelena Belova in the upcoming Black Widow – has been tipped by The Direct to make an appearance in Hawkeye. We don’t know whether she’ll be a series regular, or just making a small appearance. 

This could position her as the next Black Widow – a character that worked closely with Hawkeye. 

Seeing as this will be about Clint Barton’s life, we could see appearances from Linda Cardellini and Ava Russo, the actresses who played his wife Laura and daughter Lila respectively.

How to watch Hawkeye

Hawkeye will be another Disney Plus exclusive, joining the other live-action MCU shows such as The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Loki.

If you’ve not yet signed up to Disney+, the service costs £5.99/$6.99 for a monthly rolling subscription, and £59.99/$69.99 for an annual one. You can sign up on the Disney Plus website.

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