I've talked about Marvel movies/shows and how much I love them a few times before, but in case you're new around here...
I really like super heroes.
In particular, at least in the Marvel-verse, my favorite hero has always been Hawkeye. And until recently, we've seen a few production stills and have heard a handful of rumors, but not much else was known about the upcoming show that shares a name with my beloved archer.
Until this week, that is. On Monday, Disney shared our first look at the new Disney+ Hawkeye show...and to say that I'm excited would be an understatement.
The series is inspired heavily by Matt Fraction and David Aja's award-winning comics run featuring Clint Barton and his new protégé, Kate Bishop. The 6-episode show will follow Barton after the events of Avengers: Endgame as he prepares to let the next generation bear the name Hawkeye. 22-year old Kate, who is obsessed with Clint's career as a member of the Avengers, appears to begin the series by emulating him before they meet up and begin undergoing training together.
Taking place around the holidays, Barton sees on a news program that someone has adopted his Ronin persona and has taken to the streets as a vigilante. When he goes to confront them, he finds Kate, who claims that some have called her "the world's greatest archer." She seems to have quite a bit of confidence and swagger, something that I'm sure will lead to some very entertaining situations and some epic fights.
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Hawkeye will also star Florence Pugh, who returns as former Widow Yelena Belova. At the end of Marvel's Black Widow, we see Yelena mourning at Natasha's grave, only to have Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (say that 10 times fast!) appear and claim that she knows who is responsible for Natasha's death. The enigmatic and darkly hilarious villainess shares a photograph of Hawkeye with Yelena, so I think it's fairly safe to assume that we're in for some conflict between the two.
The series will also feature Fra Fee as mercenary Kazimierz Kazimierczak, Tony Dalton as Clint Barton's former mentor, Jack Duquesne (AKA the Swordsman), and Alaqua Cox and Zahn McClarnon as father/daughter duo Maya and William Lopez. Maya is a dear Native American character in the comics who is also the hero Echo, who is set to appear in her own standalone Disney+ series eventually. Echo is able to copy her opponent's movements, making her a fierce hero to contend with.
Hawkeye will premiere on Disney+ on November 24, 2020. I know I'll be watching - will you?