Clint Barton was watching his entire family vanish in front of his eyes when Avengers: Endgame began. Five years after Thanos’ MCU-altering Snap, Hawkeye, the Avenger, morphed into the rogue Ronin. He exchanged his signature bow and arrow for a katana.
To make amends for his loss, he took on a new identity as a murderous vigilante who travelled the world attempting to destroy various crime syndicates. Hawkeye returned to save the world with the assistance of his former partner Natasha Romanoff, a fellow Avengers member, and he brought his family with him.
Clint’s Hawkeye trailer shows him simply wanting to spend Christmas with his family and make up for the time that has passed since he last saw them. Clint’s past is catching up with him in a big way thanks to his new protégé, Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld).
The anchor declares that “authorities are wondering whether the masked vigilante who terrorised New York’s underworld is back” after Clint sees images of Ronin roaming the streets of New York City in the trailer.
We soon discover that the Ronin imposter is a young woman named Kate, who is a huge Hawkeye fan but has no idea what she’s getting herself into. A number of former enemies of Barton are lining up to seek vengeance as a result of Kate’s disguise as Ronin.
It focuses on an Avenger who did not receive their own film as part of the Marvel Infinity Saga. It follows the same plot as the first two Marvel Cinematic Universe TV shows to air on Disney+, WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Clint Barton, Jeremy Renner’s character in Thor, made a cameo appearance as an eagle-eyed S.H.I.E.L.D. agent reporting to Nick Fury in 2011. His only superpowers are his bow and arrow, and he lives in a world where nothing makes sense, making him one of the few superheroes who does not possess superpowers.
Apart from focusing on various themes centred on the title characters, each of the three live-action MCU TV shows has struck a different tone thus far. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was action-packed and addressed Big Ideas like race and how the Snap would affect international relations; and Loki was a mix of comedy and action as it explored the strange sci-fi realm of multiverses. Hawkeye and Falcon share some similarities, such as the format and emphasis on action, but Hawkeye has a more lighthearted tone, as it appears to have more of a family element than any of its predecessors. Hawkeye, like its predecessors, focuses on the past and the consequences of the Infinity Saga, as our characters forge new paths and form new relationships amid Marvel’s burgeoning Phase 4 of the MCU’s storyline.