Since the announcement of Disney’s streaming service Disney+, the mega-studio has gone rampant and revealed plans to load us fans up with all kinds of content revolving around both Star Wars and Marvel. On the Marvel side of things, three series have already been announced and are currently in the process of being developed, those being Loki, The Vision and Scarlet Witch, and a series centering on Bucky and Falcon. We’ve been hearing for months now that Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige are going to take full advantage of the streaming service, truly using the platform like a comic book to tell shorter, limited stories on the side on the main storyline on the big screen. That idea has just gotten bigger, again, as a brand new series starring Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye has been announced.
The report broke at Variety, where the outlet revealed that Renner will reprise his role as the world famous archer, just as his MCU cohorts will as well. What more interesting about this specific report is that we have new details about when these series will take place, as Variety notes that Marvel Studios head-honcho Kevin Feige has said for “fans to expect these series to tie into the post-Endgame MCU in a significant way.” (Collider) That’s a big, big piece of news as it pretty much guarantees that characters like Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Bucky and Flacon will, in some way, shape or form, be continuing on in the universe after the cataclysmic events of Endgame. As for Loki, that’s a much bigger and more interesting conversation to have.
As for what the series will be about, unlike the other series, we have details on that as well! If you don’t want to know anything connected to Endgame until after watching it, I’d stop now. Still here? Per Variety, they report that the series will see Clint Barton passing the torch to Kate Bishop, the character from the comics who took over the mantle of Hawkeye and was part of the group known as the Young Avengers. Speculations and rumors have pointed towards Endgame‘s time travel element possibly jumping to a time where we see the Young Avengers in the film, which would obviously lead directly into the series. For the record, these plot points have not been confirmed by anyone, but it does make complete sense with how the character’s arc has been going over the last few years.
Just as with all the series, while nothing concrete yet, it’s expected that the limited series will run anywhere from six to eight episodes. That’s at the moment, and just like we’ve seen for years, limited series do have the potential to become regular series with a renewal. Of course, that all depends on how good they are and if people are watching them. Disney has great confidence is this idea, as they’ve committed to making them big-budget series’ in the vein of Game of Thrones and the first ever Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian, which will also be homed at Disney+ and have a reported $10 million dollar budget per episode. I doubt it’ll be that big, but they won’t be half-assing it either. With these series potentially playing a big role in the post-Endgame world, it makes complete sense for Disney and Marvel to be doing all they can to make it feels as much like the big screen MCU as possible.
With Endgame just a few weeks out, we’ll know more once we’ve all gotten a chance to see the film. The future of the MCU will be much more clear at the time, and that includes both film and TV. For now, head down to the comments and let me know what you think of this idea. Do you want to see a Hawkeye series? Is it necessary? What do you want to see? Avengers: Endgame will be released in theaters on April 26th.