Five facts about Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye
We’re two episodes away from the Marvel Studios finale Hawk Eye, and things are preparing for even more explosive sensations.
The new original series introduced a fun, dynamic new duo in former Avenger Clint Barton and his biggest fan Kate Bishop, who are reunited to unravel a criminal plot tied to Clint’s past – all while trying to get home to his family. in time for Christmas.
Starring Jeremy Renner as Clint and Hailee Steinfeld as Kate, Hawkeye airs exclusively on Disney + now, with new episodes released every Wednesday. Go behind the scenes and learn more about Marvel Studios’ new superhero duo with these five fun facts about the series.
The first vacation project
Hawk Eye is the fifth series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to release on Disney + (after Emmy nominations WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki and critically acclaimed What ifâ¦?) and the first to be set during the holiday season. With twinkling Christmas lights in the background and familiar Christmas tunes, Hawkeye takes holiday fun to a whole new level with quintessential Marvel humor, action and heart.
Hawkeye takes the lead
Ten years after his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (at Marvel Studios Thor in 2011), Clint Barton finally takes center stage – but his past will be the root of this latest series, according to Bert, half of the Bert & Bertie directorial team, who is directing three of Hawkeye’s six episodes.
âHe suffered a great loss, both in the blip and when he lost Natasha,â she said. âIt created a very interesting emotional starting point for us: to move forward, Clint would have to let go of his past to let in someone new. So the depth that we were able to tap into his character was a beautiful one. challenge, and in the hands of a multitalented actor like Jeremy, we knew fans wouldn’t be disappointed.
A superhero debut
As a Golden Globe and Oscar nominated actress, multi-platinum recording musician and producer, Hailee Steinfeld joins the MCU as a force to be reckoned with, but her character Kate Bishop is equally talented. Director Bert says Kate Bishop is the perfect opposite to Clint Barton. âShe is full of freshman energy; she is fiery and determined with a deep desire to prove herself. It’s a refreshing confidence that we don’t always get a chance to explore in female characters.
Just as his character Clint becomes a mentor to Kate, Jeremy Renner has helped Hailee Steinfeld settle into her new role as a new Marvel hero. Renner says, âI’ve taken on the role of guiding her through how Marvel Studios – all the stunts, the chaos of schedules – there’s always a lot going on. I tried to protect her as much as I could, and she just fell in trust with me. I have absolute respect, love, admiration and confidence in her. You’ve got to have that, I think, for real art to exist. We had to trust each other and go for it. “
Steinfeld agrees: âHe’s been great showing me the ropes and working with me to find this incredible dynamic between Clint and Kate. It was really fun.
The “greatest archer in the world”
At the start of the series, Kate Bishop shamelessly declares herself – to Hawkeye himself, no less – as the world’s greatest archer. Like his character, Steinfeld has undergone extensive and varied training. “I started training in Los Angeles on the stunts side with my dad, who is a personal trainer, the best in the game, if I say so myself.”
Steinfeld was also supported by the stunt team, led by stunt coordinator / trainer / doubles Heidi Moneymaker, who has doubled for Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow since. Iron man 2. According to Moneymaker’s Steinfeld, âA lot of times a fight streak feels incredibly complex and very overwhelming and intimidating, but it’s nice to have someone who believes in you and pushes you. Heidi and the whole stunt team to me. have always made me feel very secure, which is important.
Redefining the superhero
From gods to super soldiers to billionaire philanthropists, the MCU has plenty of superheroes – but Jeremy Renner, who has now portrayed Hawkeye seven times, thinks his character might be the most relevant. âEveryone besides Clint and Natasha have superpowers. That alone establishes a sort of ordinary man quality, but then you add in the fact that he has family and changes diapers while throwing things up. arrows, and I think that redefines what a superhero can be.
Director Rhys Thomas, who directs three episodes, finds Hawkeye’s subtle approach to heroism shows the strength of his character. âLike all the best heroes, he’s modest. He has no superpowers to hide or protect him. He’s an ordinary guy with extraordinary skill, but it’s not like that skill marks him as a guy who would help save the world. He is good with a bow and arrows. His weakness – the side of his identity that is shrouded in guilt and fear for those he loves – is something we can all relate to. The way he handles this and keeps coming back is what makes him Hawkeye. “
The first four episodes of Marvel Studios Hawkeye are now available to stream on Disney +. Catch up on the series now and make sure you don’t miss the series finale, which drops on December 22 for an explosive Christmas adventure.
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