Marvel continues to take advantage of the secondary heroes of Avengers. This Wednesday, Disney + premiered the first two episodes of Hawkeye, the new series about the exceptional goalkeeper Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), based on the comics created by Stan Lee.
Set in New York City, the story takes place after the Blip – the return to life of half the living beings that had died after Thanos’ Snap – and follows the acrobat and expert bow and arrow shooter in a seemingly simple mission: to reunite with his family at Christmas.
But when the presence of an enemy from the past threatens to ruin much more than the holiday spirit, is forced to work with Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfled), a skilled 22-year-old archer and his biggest fan, to stop him and get home on time.
Hawkeye joins forces with Bishop, a very accurate 22-year-old archer.
Hawkeye is the fourth Marvel Studios series to be seen on Disney + following the releases of WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki, the God of deception.
Here some key facts to know before delving into the adventures of Barton and Bishop, a production that will have six episodes and a new chapter will premiere every Wednesday.
A new beginning for “Hawkeye”
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) showed Barton in the Avengers saga losing his family in the Blip and unloading his pain, anger and sadness with all the villains on the planet.
From this Wednesday 24 the first two episodes are available. There are six in total.
“There are still a lot of things about Hawkeye that we haven’t explored. The series allows us to show a new side of Clint Barton, “said executive producer Trinh Tran.
Amber Templemore-Finlayson, better known simply as Bert, directs three episodes of the series. And explained that Hawkeye’s recent past is the root of the new series. “He suffered a huge loss, both at the Blip and when he lost Natasha (Romanoff / Black Widow). That established a very interesting emotional starting point, ”he explained.
“Clint would have to give up his past to let in someone new. So the depth that we were able to extract into her character was a beautiful challenge, and in the hands of a multi-talented actor like Jeremy, we knew that fans would not be disappointed, “says this British director.
The new character of the Marvel Universe
Hailee Steinfeld is Kate Bishop, a young archer who idolizes Hawkeye.
Kate bishop, the young archer who idolizes Barton and is played by Hailee Steinfeld, makes his first appearance in the MCU via Hawkeye. According to Bert, Bishop is the perfect counterpart for Barton. “She’s full of rookie energy; She is a fighter and strong-willed, with a deep desire to show her full potential.
“Yours is a refreshing confidence that we can’t always explore in female characters. She has incredible skills with a bow and arrow and we love that she knows how good she is. Fortunately, Kate is Clint’s comedy contrast, and that makes her infinitely lovable, ”adds Bert.
The comic that inspired the series draws from various sources. But it’s largely inspired by the hit Marvel comic series of the same name, written by Matt Fraction. The comic was published between 2012 and 2015 and features illustrations by the Spanish cartoonist David Aja.
A cast with familiar faces and a newcomer
Alacqua Cox plays Echo, the new Marvel superhero.
The leading duo of Renner and Steinfeld is supported by a cast with several familiar faces and that give life to the rest of the characters in the story. Vera Farmiga is Eleanor Bishop, Kate’s mother; Tony Dalton is Jack Duquesne, a longtime Barton mentor; Florence Pugh returns to incarnate Yelena Belova (the new Black Widow) and Linda Cardellini does the same with Laura, Barton’s wife.
They are joined by the debutant Alaqua cox, who plays Maya Lopez, aka “Echo,” a deaf Native American who has the power to perfectly copy someone else’s movements. Some days ago It was confirmed that a spin-off series focused on this new superheroine of the Marvel Universe is in development.
The musical within the story
In the story, Barton is in New York because he has been invited to see a musical about Steve Rogers (Captain America). Building on this script element, the series’ creative team faced the unique challenge of create a large-scale musical from scratch within the series.
Vera Farmiga is Bishop’s mother. Tony Dalton is Jack Duquesne, a longtime Barton mentor.
“This musical it’s a real gift to broadway. It is possibly the best musical ever written. Unfortunately, we only include a fragment in the series, but I assure you that it is the most extraordinary piece of musical theater ever imagined, ”says Thomas.
One piece of information that lends credence to what Thomas said is that the music for the fictional work is created by the renowned duo of composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, creators of iconic titles such as Hairspray, Smash and The Return of Mary Poppins.
Marvel Studios summoned three filmmakers to carry out the new series on “Hawk Eye”. Besides Bert, they run Rhys Thomas and his partner Bertie, whose real name is Katie Ellwood.
One of the scenes from the first two episodes of the new Marvel series.
Welshman Thomas is known for his directing and producing work on the iconic Saturday night Live. While Bert & Bertie are a rising duo, recognized for their work on the acclaimed 2019 film Troop Zero and for numerous projects for streaming and television platforms.
Known stunt double
To put yourself in the shoes of a character who is considered the best archer in the world, Steinfeld went through extensive and varied training. After her first archery classes, the actress landed on the set and put herself in the hands of Heidi moneymaker, coordinator of the risk scenes team of Hawkeye.
Moneymaker was also Scarlett Johansson’s stunt double to play Black Widow from his first appearance on Iron man 2 to his own recent Marvel Universe movie.
Steinfeld worked with the same stunt double that Scarlett Johansson had in the Marvel series.
“It was so wonderful and patient… Many times, a fight sequence seems incredibly intricate, so overwhelming and intimidating. It is good to have someone who believes in you and pushes you. Heidi and the entire stunt team always made me feel very safe, “Steinfeld said of the stuntman in stunt and stunt scenes.
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