The Hawkeye series is officially a go! We had heard previously that Marvel was working on giving Clint Barton his very own TV show, but now it's been confirmed. This welcome bit of news came as part of Marvel's massive presentation at San Diego Comic-Con. They didn't disappoint, as the first wave of Phase 4 titles were announced for both the big and small screen. Jeremy Renner's arrow-slinging hero will be making his first trip to TV, and he's bringing Kate Bishop with him.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige took the stage in Hall H at SDCC to announce the Phase 4 lineup. Amongst the lineup announcement was Hawkeye, which is being produced for the Disney+ streaming service. The big reveal here is that the female version of Hawkeye, Kate Bishop, is going to be introduced in the show, which is set to arrive in Fall 2021. This is a character that has been speculated to be a part of the studio's Phase 4 plans for some time. Odds are, we're going to see Clint train Kate and pass the torch to her for the future.
In addition to the announcement, the official logo for the series has also been revealed. One key thing to focus on for Marvel Comics fans is that the logo looks identical to the one used for writer Matt Fraction's beloved comic series. Fraction's run is now considered to be arguably the seminal take on Hawkeye in all of the Marvel canon, so the fact that the show is leaning into the artwork for that book is telling and certainly encouraging. Unfortunately, we're going to have to wait a bit to actually see this show arrive.
This was far from the only show confirmed for Disney+. Marvel also confirmed and revealed details for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki and What If? All of the shows will be part of Disney's upcoming streaming service. Unlike the Netflix shows such as Daredevil and Jessica Jones, these will be more heavily rooted in the MCU and will feature the same stars from the movies reprising their roles. That means, hardcore Marvel fans are going to need to shell out an extra $6.99 per month come November when Disney+ launches in order to keep up with all of the happenings in the MCU.
For the time being, it isn't clear who will be put in charge creatively of the Hawkeye show, nor is it clear who will be writing it. But since it's roughly two years away, we've got plenty of time to get that all sorted out. Now the real question becomes, who is going to play Kate Bishop? Perhaps that's something Marvel will reveal at the D23 Expo next month? We'll be sure to keep you posted as any further details regarding this series, or any other Phase 4 MCU projects, are revealed by Marvel. Be sure to check out the logo for Hawkeye for yourself below.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE with Jeremy Renner, an original series that will also introduce Kate Bishop. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, Fall 2021. pic.twitter.com/qPH8M2TQSj— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 21, 2019