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Christmas is coming early this year with new ‘Hawkeye’ trailer

Real talk — when are we getting Avengers on Broadway?

words by: Alee Kwong
Oct 27, 2021

 

The new Hawkeye trailer was released recently and Marvel has wasted no time scene-setting. Marvel Studios took to Twitter in the middle of the month to unveil the newest trailer of the highly-anticipated series. The studio revealed its plans of launching its new series with two episodes for the first time since WandaVision‘s debut earlier this year.

 

What we know so far

We get dropped into the post-blip Barton family vacation to New York City and what does Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye) have waiting for him? Yeah, a large group of assassins. So far, Hawkeye is the only Avenger that hasn’t received the solo treatment and let’s be honest when we say that the Avengers movies of the past didn’t set Barton up to be the most exciting or present character. Despite Marvel’s omission, many fans and followers have been eagerly waiting for Hawkeye’s solo debut.

 

 

While ghosts from his past come back to the surface to haunt him, Barton reluctantly pairs up with Kate Bishop, a 22-year-old skilled archer and his biggest fan, in order to unravel the mysteries behind the hit on his head. The most recent trailer also confirms that Linda Cardellini will reprise her role as Clint’s wife, Laura Barton, and shows Clint enjoying several live-action games with his children — Lila, Cooper, and Nathaniel — the family which was introduced in the earlier Avengers films and were presented in a way that was supposed to show the duality of Barton’s character.

 

Now, we don’t know much about Hawkeye. The only thing we know about his past is his connection to Natasha Romanoff (aka Black Widow) and their attempt to assassinate General Dreykov as the final test of Romanoff’s defection to S.H.I.E.L.D. Other than that, we know absolutely nothing about him. This begs the question — who could possibly be trying to kill him? As we all know very well, everything Marvel does is intentional and has its place in the MCU.

 

Theory

If we go back to the post-credit scene in Black Widow (and fast forward to the present point in the MCU timeline), we see a grieving Yelena Belova, Romanoff’s adoptive younger sister and fellow Black Widow, visiting Romanoff’s gravesite. After she finishes tidying up around her sister’s tombstone and takes a tender moment of remembrance, the moment is abruptly interrupted by none other than the aloof recruiter (Contessa) Valentina Allegra de Fontaine.

 

 

Based on their sense of familiarity with one another, it’s safe to assume that Belova is not a new recruit and has been on de Fontaine’s payroll for a while now. When Belova makes it undeniably clear that de Fontaine is crossing the work/life balance boundary, de Fontaine replies, “I’ve got your next target and I thought I’d hand deliver it. Maybe you’d like a shot at the man responsible for your sister’s death.” de Fontaine hands Belova a tablet with a photo of Clint Barton and follows up by saying, “Kind of a cutie, don’t you think?” This perfectly sets up Florence Pugh’s character to be the villain of the next Disney+/Marvel series.

 

The first two episodes of Hawkeye are set to stream exclusively on Disney+ on November 24.

 

In more Marvel news, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 might have a new title.

 

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