Marvel Studios is now on its last Disney+ show of the year with Hawkeye. The show is a proper Christmas adventure that sees Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton running into Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop as the two end up in the middle of a murder mystery which they must solve before the holiday arrives. It won't be easy though, as the duo have to deal with the Tracksuit Mafia, Alaqua Cox's Echo, and even a rumored Kingpin of crime.
The first two episodes have been well received by both fans and critics, so it looks like Marvel already has another success in the books. While the show isn't its highest-performing, plenty have tuned into Hawkeye's first solo project.
With this show, every original Avenger has now had their own story focused around them; it only took thirteen years. It's never too late, though, as seeing Clint Barton in an entirely new circumstance is a great change of pace, especially given its street-level elements––a stark difference to the Multiverse content fans have recently been engrossed in,
To celebrate Hawkeye, new never-before-seen imagery of the main character has emerged online.
Hawkeye Art Reveals Suits & New Keyframe
Marvel Studios Director of Visual Development Andy Park took to Instagram to reveal Hawkeye art, including an outfit of the archer's that never made the cut.
The first was one that was set to show up in Avengers Infinity War/Endgame. According to Park, Marvel "wanted to see an option of him in a more high-tech armored look:"
"I hope everyone had lots of yummy food over this weekend! I know I did... Here’s a Hawkeye I did for Infinity War/Endgame. Story was fluctuating and they wanted to see an option of him in a more high-tech-ish armored look (before they landed on going the Ronin route). I did the same for Black Widow for her Endgame look. That one made it into the film."
The second image was a keyframe for 2012's The Avengers, which shows Clint Barton in a slightly different suit getting ready to take on the aliens dropping out of the sky. Park noted that the idea of "aliens coming out of the sky... seems quaint now:"
"HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Have you watched the 1st 2 episodes of Hawkeye yet? I’ll be watching it tonight with my family! This is a keyframe illustration I did a decade ago (2011) for THE AVENGERS. The reason we paint these is to imagine up what that moment on screen could look like. I remember while I was painting this getting so excited that the MCU was getting to a point where actual aliens would be coming out of the sky as the 6 AVENGERS were battling side by side. Crazy!! (seems quaint now)"
Hawkeye, the Underestimated Avenger
It is a shame that fans never got to see a classic Hawkeye outfit in Endgame. Thankfully, the Ronin route was still great and also came with the element of interesting development for the character.
While the concept art will likely never come to life, at least audiences will be getting comic accurate attire in Hawkeye. It looks like Kate Bishop's costume may have inspired the original Avenger to get some new duds.
As for the newly revealed The Avengers keyframe, it's interesting being able to see those big moments get illustrated before they ever make it to pre-viz. The Clint Barton who can be seen taking aim at the Chitauri is basically the same one that fans got in the 2012 film, but here, the archer is sporting an additional SHIELD branded shoulder strap of sorts.
Hopefully, when Barton's show is complete, Andy Park will be able to show off some more of his incredible work in relation to the series.
Hawkeye airs weekly every Wednesday, only on Disney+.