Bert & Bertie, the directing duo behind Disney+’s upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe series Hawkeye, have provided an update on the post-production process. The series, developed by Mad Men alum Jonathan Igla, will delve further into the origins of the Stan Lee and Don Heck-designed archer.
Jeremy Renner will reprise his role as the main character, alongside Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, and Tony Dalton. Kate Bishop and Echo will make their MCU debuts in the episode, with Hailee Steinfeld and Alaqua Cox playing the heroes, respectively.
The plot of the new MCU series is yet unknown, but it will take place after Avengers: Endgame and will see Renner’s Clint Barton train Steinfeld’s Bishop to take up the Hawkeye mantle. Barton’s period as the vigilante Ronin, which was briefly glimpsed in the sudden conclusion of the Infinity Saga, will also be explored in the series. While fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Bishop, Marvel Studios has already showed its faith in the initiative by developing a spinoff series centred around Cox’s Echo.
With the series’ production having just finished a little over a month ago, it’s rather impressive to learn that the director’s cuts for the episodes have already been assembled. While we don’t know how many episodes the series will feature, the shorter post-production cycle suggests it either started early in order to meet the show’s late 2021 release date or the show didn’t require as much visual effects work as other MCU productions. Given Marvel’s careful planning of development, production, and release dates for its products, the former seems more likely.
Now that the edits have been compiled and Loki’s premiere is approaching, viewers can expect to see peeks of Disney+’s Hawkeye in the coming months. Looking back on the Disney+ MCU release cycle, more photos and teasers for Falcon and the Winter Soldier appeared as WandaVision got going, increasing the chances that the studio will start releasing material for the Jeremy Renner-led series shortly. Not to mention, Marvel fans have a lot to look forward to as the year progresses, with four more movies and three new series on the way.