Those who are watching the trailers for the almost-upon-us Avengers: Endgame will know that though he didn’t feature in Avengers: Infinity War, Clint Barton (alias Hawkeye) did indeed survive the fateful Thanos finger-snap -though early indications from his less-than-sunny demeanour suggest some of those close to him may not have been as fortunate. Rumours are that, like the comics, Barton may be taking on the ‘Ronin‘ persona for the new movie.
BUT, it’s also been revealed that Clint is likely to survive this month’s feature film in some way shape or form because industry site Variety reports that the new Disney+ platform (due to launch later this year) is looking to add to their slate of already promised tv limited series shows (which includes a Loki show with Tom Hiddleston and a Scarlet Witch & Vision series with Elisabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany) with a Hawkeye series. Renner will reprise his big-screen role, but the premise of the show appears to be Barton training a new character, Kate Bishop, to take on the Hawkeye mantle, mirroring another part of the original comic-based continuity. It’s possible we’ve even glimpsed the character in one of the Endgame trailers, though we’ll have to wait a few more weeks to be sure.
Marvel and Disney+ will also be working together on a couple of non-fiction/documentary series, Marvel’s Hero Project, a series exploring real life heroes and the ‘…positive change several young heroes are making in their own communities…’ and Marvel’s 616 documentary series ‘…exploring the intersection between Marvel’s rich legacy of stories, characters and creators and the world outside your window…‘
All the Netflix shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher) on which Marvel were partnering have ended or will be ending after their next run, so – as long suggested – the new Disney+ platform (with Disney already owning Marvel) will likely be the main televisual hub.