Hawkeye is latest of the “secondary” Avengers to get a limited series. Several Disney+ limited series have been all but formally announced, including one about beloved MCU characters like Falcon and Winter Soldier, Vision, and Scarlet Witch. Loki is also getting a show. All of these series are expected to feature their big screen incarnations, and will be produced by Kevin Feige from Marvel Studios. Marvel Television, which produced the Netflix series and The Runaways, is not involved. Each of these series are expected to be six to eight episodes and have movie level budgets.
Although Renner has played Hawkeye (and soon Ronin) for five films, we know very little about his character’s backstory. We know he has a wife and kids, something comic book Hawkeye does not have. In the comics, he literally ran away and joined the circus at a young age, where he was trained by the Swordsman to become the world’s most proficient archer. Inspired to become a hero, he joined Iron Man and Black Widow and became one of the earliest Avengers. The Ultimate Comics version was a SHIELD agent, which inspired his movie incarnation to an extent. We know nothing about Barton’s past in the MCU, so hopefully this new mini-series gets into who Hawkeye actually is.
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