This New “Hawkeye” Teaser Hits the Bullseye
One of the many impressive things about Marvel’s Disney+ series is how each has its own distinct personality. WandaVision expertly mixed period sitcoms, drama, comedy, and action for a singular TV experience. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was a high-octane action-adventure series from start to finish. Loki mashed up a sci-fi time-travel story with a buddy office comedy and one of the year’s most intriguing romances. And now we have Hawkeye, which gives us a holiday-themed action series centered on a mentor/mentee relationship. A new teaser, titled “Change of Plans,” offers fresh footage and further gives us the feeling that Hawkeye is going to be a romp.
That mentor/mentee relationship is between Avenger Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and another ace archer, Kate M. Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). The series finds our long-troubled Clint Barton returning to New York City after the events of Avengers: Endgame, looking to return to a semblance of normal life. All Clint wants to do at this point is enjoy time with his family, a little holiday cheer in the Big Apple, and, you know, stop Avenging. The problem is, Clint made a lot of enemies when he was mucking about in the underworld after the events of Avengers: Infinity War when he lost his family to Thanos’s snap. In the period between Infinity War and Endgame, Clint was in a fugue state of avenging, if you will, punishing every bad guy he could find as a way to vent his rage over losing his family. So, Clint’s return to New York, post repatriation of said family and all those who had been snapped out of existence is a chance for him to reconnect with his loved ones. Unfortunately for him, it’s also a chance for all his enemies to finally get their revenge.
This is where Kate M. Bishop steps in. Hawkeye will center primarily around their relationship, as the grizzled veteran and the young hotshot team-up. The result, at least as far as the first trailer and this teaser is concerned, is an egg-nog-soaked adventure series led by a pair of mismatched heroes, one that looks a touch lighter on its feet (and certainly more holiday-themed) than we might have imagined.
Check out the new teaser below. Hawkeye hits Disney+ on November 14.
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Featured image: (L-R): Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.