Marvel Studios has tapped Mad Men writer Jonathan Igla for their upcoming Hawkeye TV show. The studio is currently developing the new Disney+ series, which will star Jeremy Renner. In addition to writing, Igla will also serve as an executive producer on the series, much like he did with the hit AMC show. The Hawkeye show was first teased earlier this year, but Renner played coy when asked about it. However, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige formally announced the Hawkeye series at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, after months of speculation. Fans were very happy to hear this news after Clint Barton sat Infinity War out.
The Hawkeye series will revolve around Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton, "a non-superpowered hero, trying to teach another hero with an affinity for the bow, Kate Bishop, how to be a hero with no superpowers." This is a story that Marvel Cinematic Universe fans have been waiting for, especially after Avengers: Endgame. There is no release date set, but the Hawkeye series is expected to land on the Disney+ streaming service in fall 2021, which means that production is likely to start next year.
The MCU's Phase Four also includes the debut of a lot more Marvel shows. The first one is set to be The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which is set for a fall 2020 premiere. Production on that show, along with WandaVision is expected to begin in the coming weeks. Both the Loki and WandaVision shows are expected to debut in spring 2021. If that wasn't enough, Kevin Feige announced new She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight shows at this year's D23 Expo a few weeks ago.
Marvel Studios definitely has their hands full with their current slate of big and small screen projects. These Disney goals are ambitious, to say the least, but they are hiring some of the best talent out there to handle these projects, while bringing back original MCU actors at the same time. In addition to Jonathan Igla taking on Hawkeye, Malcolm Spellman is taking on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier with Kari Scogland directing. WandaVision has Jac Schaeffer as the showrunner, and Loki has tapped Michael Waldron to write and executive produce. Igla also serves as writer-co-producer on Fox's sports drama Pitch and writer-supervising producer on Sorry for Your Loss.
MCU fans were saddened to learn that Tom Holland's Spider-Man is leaving and going back to Sony. While a lot of people have been pointing fingers at Sony for ending the partnership, the studio maintains that Kevin Feige is being "stretched incredibly thin," which is why the negotiations reportedly came to a stall. Feige and Marvel Studios do have a lot going on, but that's how they work. Jeremy Renner knows this, which is why he asked Sony to return Spider-Man. Regardless, we're going to see a lot more of the MCU in the coming years and Hawkeye is one of the more highly anticipated of the new shows. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to announce Jonathan Igla joining the MCU.