Matt Fraction and David Aja’s series was genuinely brilliant and focuses on what Clint Barton gets up to when he’s not working with the Avengers, and how he struggles with being a superhero, amongst gods and scientifically enhanced people, when he’s just a man with a bow.
But now that one’s reportedly happening for Disney’s new streaming service, I don’t know how to feel.
Variety has reported that the marksman will be getting his own series on Disney+ and while hardly details are known about plot or setting, it’s apparently got Jeremy Renner’s name attached to it.
That’s pretty much what I’m not sure about.
I like Jeremy Renner just fine. He’s a decent actor and, I’m sure, a lovely guy, but he’s not Hawkeye. I’m not being weird and protective over Hawkeye like some nerds get over certain properties that they have nothing to do with either. He just acts – and is written – like someone who’s good with a bow and arrow; absolutely nothing like Clint Barton.
He’s also too old.
He’s not the only one getting his own show though, since Falcon, the Winter Soldier, Loki, Vision and Scarlet Witch have already been thrown around, with no-one really knowing what’s set in stone and what’s not.
I love the MCU to death, but I feel like this is getting all a bit much.
Anyway, Variety reported:
“The project is said to be an adventure series in which Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye, will pass the torch to Kate Bishop.
“Bishop is a Marvel Comics character who took up the Hawkeye mantle after Barton. She is also a member of the group known as the Young Avengers.”
In the comic books that I mentioned earlier, Bishop features regularly, even having some stories to herself. She is a wonderful character and also goes by Hawkeye, somewhat confusingly.
Her and Clint work together with a sort-of buddy cop dynamic and it’s great, so it would cool if that’s where the show went.
Was that Kate Bishop in the trailer for Avengers: Endgame, practising her bow skills with Clint? Probably not. In the comics he didn’t teach her, but then again in the comics he didn’t have a wife and like three children.
It’s anybody’s guess.
Let’s hope it’s good.
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