Before Avengers: Endgame has even premiered in one territory, a follow-up Disney+ plan has already taken some of the dramatic wind out of its sails. Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye, may have survived the initial Snap, but now it looks like he’ll be surviving the upcoming conclusion to the two-part feature film. (The same might not be true for the Barton Family. I mean, something had to cause Clint to go all emo, get a dramatic haircut, an edgy costume, and a grief tattoo.)
Variety reports that Disney+, the mega-company’s upcoming streaming service, will feature a Hawkeye series with Jeremy Renner set to reprise his big-screen role for the small-screen/mobile market. That show will join previously announced titles like The Vision and Scarlet Witch, Loki, and Winter Soldier/Falcon. Fans can expect these series to tie into the post-Endgame MCU in a significant way, according to Kevin Feige, while also enjoying a bigger budget than Marvel’s previous series ventures. Each series is also expected to run from six to eight episodes, as limited series, but who knows, they might have the potential for renewals like traditional series
if when they are deemed successful.
As for Hawkeye, the series’ plot (if it proves out) also sheds some light on Avengers: Endgame happenings where Barton and his alter ego are concerned. (If you don’t want to know, stop reading here since they might be somewhat spoilery.)
As Variety has it, the adventure series sees Barton passing the torch to Kate Bishop, a Marvel Comics character who eventually took up the mantle of Hawkeye and was part of the superhero team, Young Avengers. I recently speculated that Barton’s daughter might take over that role from her comics counterpart, but though Clint might be training her in archery in Avengers: Endgame, I strongly suspect that Clint will be the only surviving members of the Bartons. That not only gives him the vengeful streak he’ll need in the movie but the dramatic and gritty gravitas Renner will have to bring to a Hawkeye who’s reluctant to train a protege who reminds him of his departed daughter. This is all hearsay, but it sounds like we’ll find out more sooner than later.
Avengers: Endgame arrives in theaters on April 26th, followed by what’s sure to be a deluge of Disney+ news once everyone on Earth has seen it.