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RUMOUR: Clint Barton will go deaf in Disney+ Hawkeye series

July 12th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Fans of the MCU, we have an interesting bit of news for you thanks to the guys on the Murphy’s Law podcast (below).

Now, fans of Clint Barton/Hawkeye in the comics will know that the character is deaf quite often in his various incarnations and now the rumour is that in the upcoming Disney+ series they will be delving into that idea on screen too.

Barton has had a tough time in the MCU, with his family being snapped out of existence by Thanos in Infinity War and then having to loose his best friend, Natasha, to get them back in Endgame. But it seems there’s more misery to come for Jeremy Renner’s character.

“What was heard was that they were initially going to pursue the idea of Clint going deaf,” they say.

“That was part of the plan for the [Hawkeye] series, and so we’ll see if that’s still in there.”

At the moment we know the series will focus on Kate Bishop, the next Hawkeye, Hailee Steinfeld looking set to take the role (here) and it does seem likely that – as expected – the series will be a passing of the torch (or bow) with Renner’s Barton stepping down, so now we’re wondering if maybe going deaf will prompt him to stand down, leaving Bishop in the role?

It’s as likely as anything at this moment and it is something in the comic canon, so it certainly seems likely.

Anyway, let me know what you think gang. I want to hear your thoughts on this.

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….