Disney has already announced several series in development for its Disney+ premium streaming service, including one starring the popular character Loki. Now another major MCU character is reportedly getting the TV treatment: Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye.
Variety reports that the limited series will detail Clint Barton passing the torch to Kate Bishop. In the comics, Kate Bishop is a member of the Young Avengers and the latest to take the heroic identity as Hawkeye. She and Barton have often been portrayed as friends and rivals.
This could have something to do with Barton’s own identity-switching in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame. As we’ve seen in the trailers, Barton has abandoned his trusty bow for a katana, likely meaning he’ll be going by Ronin–the superheroic name he took on in Marvel comics when he underwent a similar change. It’s unknown if this series would take place before or after the events of Endgame, but either way the upcoming MCU film could tee up the series.
Other Marvel projects reportedly in development include series’ following Falcon and Winter Soldier, Vision, and Scarlet Witch. Each is said to be six to eight episodes, with relatively large budgets for television shows.
Avengers: Endgame is primed to be a massive blockbuster for Marvel. Opening weekend estimates already have it nearly matching the top record-holder of all time, Infinity War, and new presale numbers show it may even beat that figure.