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Hawkeye getting his own passing the torch series on Disney+

April 12th, 2019 by Marc Comments

It looks like Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye character from the MCU is finally going to get the recognition he deserves.

Disney+, the upcoming streaming service, is developing a limited series based in the MCU’s answer to Green Arrow and Robin Hood, Clint Barton AKA Hawkeye.

“The project is said to be an adventure series in which Barton 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.”

Renner first joined the MCU in Thor and has since appeared in Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Captain America: Civil War and it looks liek he will have a significant role in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame.

The character has long been a fan favourite and one who the fans have wanted to see developed and now, while it’s not a big-screen outing, the character will likely get a six or eight-hour series… but it looks like it will be a passing of the torch.

Is this the end of Hawkeye in the MCU? Or will he continue as Ronan – the character he presumably becomes in the movies after his family dies thanks to Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet?

Who knows?

All we know is he will be joining the likes of Loki, Scarlet Witch and Vision on the streaing service later this year.

Source: Variety


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….