Hawkeye: Official Marvel Studios, Disney+ Trailer Lets the Arrows Fly

Well, there's nothing better than when the star of a hotly-anticipated series drops a ten-ton hint about a trailer release, especially when that "hint" is something like "trailer dropping tomorrow." Yup, as subtle as a sledgehammer wrapped in sandpaper. But that's exactly what folks got late yesterday when Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton) took to Instagram Stories to drop that level of intel. So with a little more than two months to go before it hits streaming screens, Monday brought the first official trailer for Marvel Studios and Disney+'s Hailee Steinfeld (Kate Bishop) and Renner-starring Hawkeye. And let's just that as much as a preview of Lucky the Pizza Dog is a pretty tough bar for the trailer to clear, the humans in this? They do alright, as you're about to see…

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Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) in Marvel Studios' LOKI. Photo by Mary Cybulski. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

With the series aiming at Disney+ on November 24 for its premiere, here's a look at the official trailer for Hawkeye:

Renner and Steinfeld are being joined on Hawkeye by a pretty impressive line-up of names. Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel) is set as Eleanor Bishop, mother of Kate Bishop (Steinfeld), while Fra Fee (The Spanish Princess) is set to play Kazi (most likely short for Kazimierz Kazimierczak) aka mercenary villain Clown in the comics. Tony Dalton's (Better Call Saul) Jack Duquesne (aka Swordsman?), a possible mentor for Hawkeye who has lived on both sides of the law throughout this comic book career. Florence Pugh will reprise the role of spy and assassin Yelena Belova, sister of Black Widow, from the Scarlett Johansson-starring film Black Widow. Alaqua Cox's Maya Lopez (aka Echo) is a deaf Native American who is capable of perfectly copying another person's movements, making her a formidable fighter. Zahn McClarnon's (Barkskins) William Lopez is expected to be a take on Maya's father Willie "Crazy Horse" Lincoln from the comics. Directors Bert & Bertie (Troop Zero, Kidding) are helming the live-action adaptation.

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Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Renner shared some thoughts about how he views Kate from Clint's perspective with EW recently. "[Kate is] a 22-year-old kid and she's a big Hawkeye fan," Renner reveals. "She has a wonderfully annoying and equally charming manner about her because she's such a fangirl of Hawkeye. The relationship grows from that, but the biggest problem for Clint is Kate Bishop and the onslaught of problems that she brings into his life."

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But as much as Clint may be taking on the role of "begrudging mentor" to Kate, Renner was more than happy to help Steinfeld get adjusted to working in the MCU. "That was always my role. Outside of acting in the thing, I was protecting her and giving her the CliffsNotes on how it goes with this kind of filmmaking: Green screen, superhero life, all that stuff," Renner explained. "I just wanted to protect her, because there's a lot of physical stuff. She's a wonderful actress, a wonderful human, and I can't wait to see all the cool stuff that she's able to do."

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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