June 23, 2024

The time is near, after ten long years of waiting, Marvel superhero Hawkeye is ready to take the screen again in a new original series titled, “Hawkeye.”

Jeremy Renner first made his appearance as Clint Barton (Hawkeye) in 2011 in “Thor.” Since then, Renner has made various appearances as a member of the Avengers and now stars in Disney+ newest TV series, alongside Kate Bishop, played by Hailee Steinfeld.

“Hawkeye is an original new series set in post-blip New York City where former Avenger Clint Barton aka Hawkeye has a seemingly simple mission: get back to his family for Christmas,” according to a press release by Marvel Studios. “But when a threat from his past shows up, Hawkeye reluctantly teams up with Kate Bishop, a 22-year-old skilled archer, and his biggest fan, to unravel a criminal conspiracy.”

Eden Sides, junior theatre major, said she is skeptical about the new series.

“He’s not my favorite Avenger, and I’m missing the originals we’ve lost after the events in Endgame,” Sides said. “But, after seeing the recent trailer, my hopes are up. The one long cinematic shot of them in the car won me over. Hawkeye might be a good show, but I predict it will pale in comparison to the other Marvel shows. The character of Hawkeye isn’t as beloved, and the show is set around Christmas, therefore setting itself up in a limited timeframe to be watched.”

The Hawkeye series is being released amidst a growing Marvel multiverse, packed with new characters and much change in the cinematic universe. Both Sides and said they are interested to see how Hawkeye’s story will relate to the new Phase 4 changes.

“I don’t think Hawkeye will affect much in terms of the multiverse, but I think it will progress and open up new story ideas with Hawkeye himself, and especially with Yelena,” Sides said. “I’m hoping Marvel will keep her around for a few more stories. I truly am excited about anything Marvel has to offer. The stories they create are fantastical but grounded with relatable characters. We are leaving some beloved characters behind in Phase 3, but Phase 4 is showing itself to be trustworthy.”

The 6-episode series will premiere on Nov. 24 with two episodes before releasing an episode each week.

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