During San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios announced a brand new limited series, starring Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, would be in the works for Disney+. In a conversation with Screenrant, Hawkeye producer Trinh Tran shared some new details regarding the purple archer.
Tran revealed fans will have the opportunity to explore to Clint Barton’s origin in becoming Hawkeye during the Disney+ series. Tran expressed her excitement about working on the project:
“Well, I chose [Hawkeye] specifically because we haven’t gotten a chance to tell Clint Barton’s story. You’ve seen Thor have several movies. You know his backstory. Cap has several movies, Tony has a few. So they’ve all had their chance, and Clint Barton hasn’t gotten a chance to tell his past. I’m excited for that, and I’m also excited that there is a young girl coming in who wants to be Hawkeye.”
Kate Bishop will be making her MCU debut as the young archer during the Disney+ series. Back in September, Marvel was in talks to cast Hailee Steinfeld in the role. With Bishop’s introduction into the MCU, Tran hinted they will be using Matt Fraction’s comic book run as inspiration for the Disney+ series:
“[Matt] Fraction’s run is absolutely one of the most amazing things. I remember sitting there and reading through the Fraction run and going, ‘This is amazing. This is absolutely amazing. This is something we can do. We can do this!’ So wanting to tell Clint’s backstory, after reading Fraction’s run and getting excited for Kate Bishop there’s something really interesting that I think the two of them can have.”
Using Fraction’s comic book run for the limited series will serve as good news for comic book fans. However, in light of recent troubling events involving Renner, it will be interesting to see if Marvel will look to re-cast the titular role or not. In the meantime, fans will have to be patient and wait until 2021 when Hawkeye arrives on the streaming service.
Are you excited Trinh Tran and Marvel will be using Matt Fraction’s comic book run as inspiration for Hawkeye? What do you want to see in the Disney+ limited series? Let us know in the comments below!
Hawkeye will begin streaming on Disney+ in 2021.