What will be the purpose of the Hawkeye series within the Marvel Cinematic Universe? For the moment he seems to be focusing on introducing new characters
Due to the covid-19 health emergency many of the Marvel theatrical releases have been delayed, but still this fantastic production house hasn’t wanted to leave its fans on an empty stomach, so the television series have however been put online on the Disney + platform.
Obviously, from the beginning of the Marvel / Disney partnership, it was decided that the series produced starting from WandaVision would be an integral part of the MCU universe and already a small demonstration took place in the Black Widow post-credit scene where it can be seen the character of Countess Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine, already presented in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and it is in that scene which anticipated the return of Yelena Belova in the series dedicated to Hawkeye, because he was trying to convince the young Belova of Clint Barton’s guilt in the death of his sister.
Except we’re in the middle of the Hawkeye series and Yelena hasn’t revealed herself yet. There are already too many possible villains in this series.
What we have seen so far
This is a six-episode miniseries and seems to delve into more of Hawkeye’s past as Ronin. In fact, the series reveals that apart from his wife Laura, the enigmatic Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine, and her fellow Avengers, the world at large has no idea that Ronin and Hawkeye are the same man under the mask. Even his children ignore the violent truth.
Yet it seems that this series is precisely the key to the introduction, not only of the character of Kate Bishop, which, we are all almost sure that it will be part of the Young Avengers (whose presence is felt in the air already after the WandaVision finale), but also of new villains like Eco, presented in this last episode. In these episodes, a member of the Mafia also made an appearance, referred to by the other criminals as “Kazi”, who could be Kazimierz Kazimierczak straight from Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye comics. Besides Kazi, there is another familiar member of the tracksuit mafia lurking in Hawkeye. The “shift boss” is called “Ivan” by his friends, and this guy is almost certainly the MCU’s Ivan Banionis, the leader of the Marvel comics suit Dracula.
Could this miniseries be the pretext for introductions by various characters? Also because at the level of advancement of the MCU macrotrama it seems that it moves more on the past than on the present, e the only progress seems to be made by the new characters introduced, not from Clint.
What do you think of it? What will be Hawkeye’s impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Are you following the series?
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