Marvel Studios is officially underway with its final Disney+ show of 2021, Hawkeye, which also comes as the first ever solo project to prominently feature Jeremy Renner's long-time archery master. As one of the Avengers' founding members dating back a full decade, Renner's Clint Barton is now finding himself in an unexpected fight after unexpectedly uniting with Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop.
The first two episodes of Hawkeye premiered on Disney+ just a few days ago, the first of which served as a full-blown origin story for Steinfeld's new young hero in her long-awaited MCU debut. Losing her father as a small child had an immediate impact on Kate, as it made her want to become a hero of her own in order to protect the world from having to experience the pain she dealt with 12 years prior.
In an unexpected twist, Kate's origin story came in Clint Barton's first team-up effort with Earth's Mightiest Heroes as she saw him take on the Chitauri during the Battle of New York in 2012's The Avengers. Now, in the real world, a fan took the opportunity to combine these two separate stories into one exciting video.
The Avengers Meets Hawkeye Disney+ Series
The Feureau's Lab YouTube channel shared a video combining Hawkeye's hero moment from 2012's The Avengers with the opening scene of 2021's Hawkeye on Disney+.
The video shows Clint Barton fighting off the Chitauri during the Battle of New York, both from Barton's perspective in the Phase 1 movie and from Kate Bishop's perspective in Episode 1 of Hawkeye. This was the moment that helped inspire Bishop to become a hero and take after Barton by learning how to be an archer.
The full video can be seen below:
The MCU All Connected Through Hawkeye
MCU fans are regularly on high alert for any sort of connections between current releases and projects that have been around for a long time already. This is yet another example of that with a video that connects Hawkeye and Kate Bishop in a scene that took place 12 years before the events of their Disney+ series.
Even for a video that only covers less than 30 seconds of action from MCU history, it's a pivotal moment for both heroes in their individual journeys.
For Barton, he utilized every tool at his disposal to help defeat the Chitauri in 2012 while teaming up with the rest of the Avengers and getting past his Mind Stone-induced trance from earlier in the story. For Bishop, even as a young girl, seeing Barton in action set her on her own path to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow, which eventually led to her being one of the best in the world at her craft.
There's simply nothing like a good MCU "It's All Connected" moment, and this one comes from arguably the movie that set the stage for that very phrase to become a reality.
The first two episodes of Hawkeye, as well as The Avengers, are available to stream on Disney+.