At the recently concluded San Diego Comic-con, Marvel Studios returned to Hall H after (in)famously not turning up in the 2018 edition. What drove them to give the 2018 SDCC a pass was the imminent release of Avengers: Endgame in 2019. They surely didn’t want to accidentally let any details leak around and also didn’t want to let other projects take the shine off the buzz that Endgame was creating at that time.
After breaking many hearts last year, Marvel came back to redeem itself to the fans and it did in a spectacular fashion. On 21st July at SDCC, Marvel started unwrapping TV shows and movies for its phase 4 that will last until 2021. We got to know everything Marvel has in store for us in the next few years and all the announcements were greeted with unmatchable frenzy from the crowd. Marvel announced ‘The Eternals’ featuring a stellar cast of Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick).
Then they went on to announce the upcoming ‘Black Widow‘ movie headlined by Scarlett Johansson and David Harbour (Stranger Things) and Rachel Weisz. We got to know about ‘Thor: Love and Thunder‘ as Taika Waiti returns to reimagine Thor as Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘, featuring Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and ‘Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ starring Simu Li, Awkwafina and Tony Leung where we will finally get to see the real Mandarin.
Apart from the movies, Marvel also introduced multiple tv shows for Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+. They are ‘Loki‘ featuring Tom Hiddleston, ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘ starring Anthony McKay and Sebastian Stan and ‘WandaVision‘. Fans were clearly excited about these projects but they were not exactly surprised as these projects were rumored for a long time. But what made Marvel’s SDCC panel memorable was the surprise announcements. Marvel finally introduced both the vampire hunter Blade and two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali in MCU. It also made another surprise revelation by introducing ‘What If…?’ animated series for Disney+. But one project that the fans were not quite sure of but also had a tingling feeling of was a Hawkeye series. Marvel finally confirmed that ‘Hawkeye’ starring Jeremy Renner as the titular Avenger, is going to be released on Disney+.
Where is Hawkeye Now?
Clint Burton aka Hawkeye was one of the original members of MCU Avengers. His first brief but exciting appearance was back in ‘Thor’ when he worked with S.H.I.E.L.D and kept a close eye on Thor Odinson. But Renner’s first full-fledged tryst with the bow and arrow superhero was in ‘Avengers’ where he was first under the influence of Loki but later showed some cool fighting moves in the battle at New York against the Chitauri. Throughout the years Hawkeye has appeared in all the Avengers movie barring ‘Infinity War’.
In a group consisting of a God, smartest minds in the world, a green rage monster and super Soldier, a guy with a bow and arrow should struggle to get going. Especially when the threats they are facing is becoming cosmic level. But Hawkeye has held his own in the group, fighting enemies and struggling to balance the life of an Avenger and a family man. He’s the only one who resembles us. He’s a man without any gifted superpower but has a heart bigger than any superheroes.