Set Photos Reveal Hawkeye’s New Suit
Disney and Marvel have delivered some astounding series in both Wandavision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. With Loki‘s release just on the horizon, set photos have given us our first look at Jeremy Renner’s return as Clint Barton in Hawkeye.
The series looks to follow the arrow-wielding Avenger in his time away from the global defending superteam. The costume seems to be heavily comic-inspired; a turn away from the looks that Barton has worn in the past.
The photos display Renner, smiling but bloodied, standing next to co-star Maya Lopez; cast in the role of Echo.
The black outfit with the bright purple accent lines is undoubtedly a nod to the comic run for which the series is based; information that should give fans an inclining of where Barton’s story will go next.
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The new suit looks heavily inspired by Barton’s attire during Matt Fraction and David Aja’s acclaimed three-year comic book run of the character.
Fraction often authored a very human hero in Clint, focusing on the character who didn’t have super-soldier serum, the powers of a Norse God, or an endless bank account.
He followed Barton through his mentorship of a young archer, Kate Bishop; a fiery character destined to inherit the Hawkeye mantle.
Although little is known about the direction or plot of the series, actress Hailee Steinfeld has been confirmed to play the character of Bishop. This has led to additional speculation that Fractions run serves as the primary inspiration for Renner’s first solo outing in the MCU.
Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton became one of the key Avengers during his near decade long run portraying the character.
First donning the bow and quiver in 2012’s The Avengers, Renner appeared in four pivotal films for the franchise and is one of the original six avengers.
Marvels’ commitment to long-form storytelling has pushed the company to create some of the most compelling episodic film series available on any streaming platform.
Their work building the unique visual world of Wandavision, or exploring important social commentary in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, shows Disney’s ability to translate these beloved characters to a new format and platform.
With Loki’s series debut slated for an early June release, Marvel fans have much to look forward to. Hawkeye seems the logical next release at some point later this year.