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New ‘Hawkeye’ Trailer Gives Fans First Glimpse of Kate Bishop

The new trailer for Hawkeye has dropped and it's beginning to look a lot like... Christmas?
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Longtime fan-favorite character Clint Barton, the legendary Hawkeye, will finally get his own Disney+ miniseries this holiday season. The Christmas-themed series seems reminiscent of Die Hard, another action-focused story that takes place around the most wonderful time of the year.

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming show, plus some fun tidbits pulled from the trailer.

The Trailer

The trailer establishes the show as firmly taking place in a post-Endgame MCU. Clint’s past as the vigilante Ronin during the Blip, when he thought his family was gone forever, is catching up to him. A new vigilante is following in his footsteps, and he decides to fly to Japan to save her before the Yakuza catches up to her.

This new character is Kate Bishop, who is also Hawkeye in the comics. Kate is a huge fan favorite, having first appeared in the 2005 Young Avengers run before her breakout success during Matt Fraction’s 2012-2015 run on the Hawkeye comics.

Kate Bishop
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Fraction’s influence on this series is visibly evident: all of the graphic design for the logos and interstitials is clearly the same seen in Fraction’s acclaimed run on the comic. The series will see Jeremey Renner reprising his role as the title character, and Hailee Steinfeld will portray the up-and-coming superhero, Kate Bishop.

Some other fun details from the trailer show that the series will heavily incorporate the Christmas theme. The action seems to all take place in December, with Clint assuring his family he’ll “be home for Christmas,” even as he dodges criminals and battles the bad guys alongside Kate.

As a brief aside, I also very much want to hear the full cast album from Rogers: The Musical. The trailer seems to even show a tiny bit of the production of this fictional musical, and I need it to stop being fictional immediately.

Series Details

The series will launch on November 24, which explains the Christmas theme. It will air every Wednesday on Disney+, just like all of the Marvel shows since Loki have been moved to that day instead of Friday. (Friday seems to be reserved for Star Wars shows, like the animated Bad Batch series.)

Some fans have speculated that Vincent D’Onofrio might make a cameo in the series, reprising his role as Kingpin. This would be a huge moment for the MCU, as the Netflix-era Defenders shows haven’t been officially recognized as canon by the MCU at large. If D’Onofrio and his counterpart, Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, could make the switch to the bigger MCU, then fans of the street-level heroes will be ecstatic.

November 24 can’t come soon enough!