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Hawkeye Star Hailee Steinfeld Shares Pre-Finale Message for Viewers

If you're like us, you're now down to hour-counting until the series/season (we're thinking "season") finale of Disney+'s Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton) & Hailee Steinfeld (Kate Bishop)-starring Hawkeye. After last week's big reveal and some other things that have gone down that are associated with it indirectly (we're trying to stay spoiler-free), needless to say, there's a ton of attention being paid to who might be showing up in the flesh before the final credits roll (and could there be more than one surprise?). And then there's the more practical question about the series itself. Will this be a one-and-done? Will Kate be taking over the role full-time with Clint as the mentor/advisor? Could Clint be leaving the scene entirely, leaving Kate to fly solo? Will Disney+ and Marvel Studios come to their senses and give Lucky the Pizza Dog an eight-episode spinoff series? While we wait for answers to those and a crapload of other questions, Steinfeld has shared a personal pre-finale message to all of the fans out there anxious to see how this all wraps up. But just a quick reminder? You should consider the "MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!" sign officially on & blinking so tread carefully once you get past Steinfeld's message.

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Now here's a look at Steinfeld spreading a little holiday cheer and some deep appreciation for the viewers who've made the series a success, with the season/series finale of Hawkeye landing on Wednesday, December 22nd:

And here's a look at the newest teaser for the Hawkeye season/series finale, as all of the attention gets directed on "The Boss" who's been running everything from behind the scenes:

Here's a look at D'Onofrio's tweet from last week, saying a whole lot with only five words but five words that fans of Netflix's Daredevil should find very familiar. Stay tuned for what's about to go down this week  (especially when you're never quite sure who will show up)

Towards the end of last week's episode of Hawkeye, Clint decided to go full-on Ronin and set up a meeting with Maya (Alaqua Cox). Needless to say, she didn't come alone… but since we're talking Ronin Clint, that really didn't matter a whole lot. But after besting Maya, Clint took off his Ronin mask to show his face… and to let Maya know that this all ends now. To further punctuate his point, Clint revealed to her that it was the season's "big guy" who's been getting everyone trembling who wanted her dad dead. Not taking too well to that news, Maya still looked to put down Clint but not before a narrow save from Kate.

Hawkeye – Image: Screencap

Taking some time at Grills' (Clayton English) apartment to process everything, Kate received a text message from Yelena that confirmed what we've been speculating about for weeks but still has that "oh shit" quality to it. In the image, Kate's mom Eleanor (Vera Farmiga) is seen meeting with none other than Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio). So if you're thinking that it was actually Eleanor who hired the Black Widow hit on Clint, you would be right (and possibly as big of a shocker if not more).

Hawkeye – Image: Screencaps

As for what the confirmation of D'Onofrio's Kingpin means big picture? Well, the possibilities are pretty endless. With D'Onofrio in play and now that we've got Charlie Cox aka Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home showing off some skills, it would appear we're getting some integration of the Netflix MCU into the proper MCU. That said, I'm expecting there to be a "shaving away" of certain things in that it won't exactly be the Netflix series' full canon coming along for the ride (as Cox has cautioned fans about in the past). As for where they could end up, we definitely know that Disney+'s Tatiana Maslany-starring She-Hulk is now in play. But honestly, you could have Cox's Murdock, D'Onofrio's Kingpin, and a number of other characters from the NMCU (Netflix MCU) make the way over to play a role of some type in any number of series coming down the line- from Secret Wars to Armor Wars.

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Ray FlookAbout 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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