After conquering the big screen with more than 20 feature films, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has turned its attention to the small screen with a raft of TV series coming to the Disney+ streaming service.

We’ve been wowed by WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki but these shows only mark the beginning of a new chapter in the MCU.

One of the many shows in the Marvel pipeline is Hawkeye but just what do we know about the upcoming series?

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Hawkeye’s Premise

Hawkeye is set to continue the story of Clint Barton following the events of Avengers: Endgame.

The series will see him team-up with fellow archer Kate Bishop as he teaches her to become a “superhero without superpowers.

After having Clint Barton’s second identity as the vigilante Ronin teased in Endgame, the Hawkeye series is set to delve more into Clint’s darker side, possibly seeing him face repercussions for his murderous rampages during the Blip.

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Hawkeye’s release date

The exact release date for Hawkeye has not been announced but Marvel has confirmed that the series will arrive in late 2021.

Where exactly Hawkeye will fit in Marvel’s packed 2021 schedule is another matter as there are three films (Shang-Chi, Eternals, Spider-Man: No Way Home) and the upcoming Ms Marvel series all due to release in the same window.

Several photos to emerge from filming suggest the series will be set around Christmas and the festive period so a release in December seems likely.

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Filming

After the series was first announced in April 2019, filming on Hawkeye finally began in December 2020 featuring locations across New York City as well as Trilith Studios in Atlanta and the town of Canton in Georgia.

In April 2021, after roughly five months of production, Jeremy Renner posted to Instagram to confirm that filming on the series had wrapped.

According to Variety, the Hawkeye is expected to be between six to eight episodes in length while The Hollywood Reporter suggests the series will cost approximately $25 million per episode.

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Hawkeye’s cast

As a series about Hawkeye, Jeremy Renner naturally returns to star as the titular character but is joined by a host of new and familiar faces.

Cast members officially confirmed by Marvel are:

  • Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye
  • Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop
  • Vera Farmiga as Eleanor Bishop – Kate’s mother.
  • Fra Fee as Kazi
  • Tony Dalton as Jack Duquesne – Barton’s early mentor
  • Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez / Echo – A deaf Native American who can perfectly copy another’s movements, set to get her own spin-off series.
  • Zahn McClarnon as William Lopez – Maya’s father
  • Brian d’Arcy James

On top of that, there are a host of cast members yet to be officially confirmed but have reported by other sources including Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova (from Black Widow), Ben Sakamoto, Ava Russo and Cade Woodward as Clint’s children and a golden retriever named Jolt who plays Lucky the Pizza Dog.

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Hawkeye is due to arrive on Disney+ in late 2021 although an exact release date is yet to be confirmed.

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