Marvel’s Phase 4, a time set right after Avengers’ events: Endgame. After the movie, a lot of the characters have tried to continue their lives after the demise of Tony Stark and eventually defeating Thanos. Most of the significant characters suffered significant losses while they were on the mission to collect Infinity Stones and travel to different parts of their timelines. Although, one of the characters that took a significant hit was Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye. After the death of Natasha, Clint was not in a condition to recover from the loss. So, after Vormir in 2014, he had to avenge Natasha’s death while fighting the battle against Thanos.
Now, Clint is returning for his standalone story as Hawkeye in the series as its titular character. Of course, there are a lot of expectations from the series. After Endgame, Clint went off to live with his family on the farm and discontinued a connection from the Avengers initiative. Ever since then, he was never seen around. The only last time people ever saw him was at Tony’s funeral. At the time, he was having a conversation with Wanda, talking about much he wishes Tony and Natasha would be alive to see a world that has come back to normal. Now, let us see what Hawkeye is about to do next in his solo act.
Jeremy Renner, along with a compelling cast
It has been decided that Jeremy Renner will be reprising his role as the main star. But along with him, there have been some great additions to the cast that will surprise you. It seems that Hailee Steinfeld will also be a part of the series. She will be playing the role of a woman named Kate Bishop. But in the cast, even she has been identified as Hawkeye, along with Jeremy Renner.
When it comes to character descriptions, it talks about Hailee as a protégé of Clint as he trains her to take over the mantle of Hawkeye. It looks to seem that Barton is retiring from all the action and will go on a long hiatus. When it came to Hailee’s own reviews of her character, she said that she is a complete badass and is equipped with all the right skills to take over the game for Clint Barton.
Other than Hailee Steinfeld, we also have Vera Farmiga joining in as one of the cast members. Now, we all know Vera’s famous works in the horror industry. She has been well acquainted with the Conjuring movies and has been its main star for so long. Vera is also known for her other famous works such as Bates Motel, The Departed, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, The Judge, and on and on, the list goes. She will be playing the role of Kate Bishop’s mother.
The general plot of the miniseries
Now, the general plot that has been disclosed by the producers of the show is that this show will be exploring the past of Hawkeye and how he came to become the best shooter ever born. After that, when he trains his protégé, Kate, she will take up his place as Clint will retire from the scene.
Barton’s story goes in the past because he was orphaned at an early age and then joined the circus. He then became an apprentice to a man named Trickshot, under which he learned how to fight with blades and then become the circus resident archer. Barton sometimes here and there mentions his history with Natasha and the way they fought together in Budapest. Of course, from speculation, it seems that that history will not be shown in this show. For that, Natasha, a.k.a Black Widow, would have to make an appearance, which the creators have not mentioned. Maybe it nay come as an easter egg for all we know. Let’s wait and find out.
Of course, all of this history is based on what was generally created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. For all we know, there could be several plot twists given in the show. They might even be things we never knew about. A mystery to be revealed.
Other Marvel miniseries scheduled for Phase 4
Other than the people who have already had their standalone shows, it seems like Phase 4 still has a lot to go for itself. With several ministries already in existence, such as WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Loki, and now Hawkeye, Marvel still has a lot in store for us.
There is also the miniseries Ms. Marvel that is about to make an entrance into the MCU. The show will be starring Iman Vellani as the main star. She will be playing the role of Kamala Khan a.k.a. Ms. Marvel. The show will also be starring Aramis Knight. He will be playing the role of Kareem, or better known as Red Dagger. There is also a lot to watch out for in this show as well.
Another miniseries, which goes by the name of Moon Knight, is also set to air in the coming year as a part of Phase 4. Not much has been disclosed about the series yet. But the thing is that there has been one good news. Oscar Isaac is set to play the main role of Moon Knight. It is based on Oscar’s character, Marc Spector, who is a marine soldier who suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). He then becomes a living channel of an Egyptian moon god, Khonshu.
With all this excitement taking place, there is a lot of content coming from Marvel’s way. Let us also talk about the release dates and major updates about the series.
Release dates for the series
Being the fourth miniseries of Phase 4, this series is also set to air this year. An exact date has not been officially announced, but it is said to premiere in late 2021. Now, we can only wait for Marvel to make official announcements. There is much to explore.
Many people don’t know about this show because before the series was planned, Renner had signed on to do a standalone film for the character. But when the president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, decided to make this into a series, Renner decided to happily agree with that decision and extend Clint’s story through six to eight episodes of intense action.
Now, of course, all we can do is patiently wait for the studio to drop some big announcements. Until then, we can only catch up with the other miniseries that have already been released and wait for the big films such as Black Widow and Eternals to hit the screens. Hawkeye premieres soon in 2021. Stay tuned!