Hawkeye Actor Says Finale Will Change Avengers Universe In a Big Way

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
Hawkeye logo, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, Vincent D'Onofrio as Kingpin, Florence Pugh as Yelena

Hawkeye is currently in its stretch run after four episodes, meaning that the finale is just around the corner. The Marvel series picks up after the events of Avengers: Endgame, following the post-superhero life of Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton as he tries to spend more time with his family. However, the sudden re-emergence of his Ronin past through Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop forced him to wield his bow and arrow once more. 

The show's first four installments gave the spotlight to Clint and Kate's dynamic while also pushing bigger storylines in the background, such as Maya Lopez's uncle and the repercussions of Natasha Romanoff's death on Hawkeye.

Episode 4's ending finally showcased Florence Pugh's return as Yelena Belova, thus paying off the tease at the end of Black WidowYelena's comeback seems poised to become the launchpad of a mind-blowing finale, with the mid-season trailer further supporting this claim. 

Now, based on a new interview, it looks like fans are in for a treat when Hawkeye's final two episodes come knocking on their door. 

Hawkeye Finale Could Change the MCU

Hawkeye Kate Bishop

Hawkeye actor Fra Fee, who plays Kazi in the series, sat down with Screen Rant to talk about the show's final two episodes. 

Without spoiling anything, Fee promised that the show's conclusion would "blow [fans'] socks off" while teasing that it would have "huge ramifications" that will change "the rest of the MCU moving forward:"

"I genuinely don't know where to begin. This is going to blow your socks off. The finale and by that I mean, episodes five and six, it's all been leading to this. This epic, epic ending, which in and of itself has huge ramifications for the rest of the MCU moving forward. Yeah, you won't be able to eat your Christmas dinner. You'll be far too excited."

Thunderbolts' Arrival?

Fra Fee's latest comments suggest that Hawkeye will have earth-shattering ramifications that will be felt across the MCU, while also boosting anticipation for the show's final two episodes. 

At this stage, the possibilities are endless. It was previously reported that Hawkeye Episode 5 would blow up Twitter, meaning that something major should be featured.

Based on past rumors and teases, Vincent D'Onofrio's MCU comeback as Wilson Fisk in Hawkeye could eventually happen in the fifth episode, thus laying the groundwork for more reveals that could alter not just the show's narrative, but also the Avengers' universe as a whole. 

It's possible that Kingpin is really the one pulling the strings from behind, ultimately unveiling that Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Val is working for him. This reveal could give new meaning to Val's scenes in previous MCU projects like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Black Widow

If Marvel decides to go with this route, then this means that Kingpin is forming his own team of super-powered people for his own benefit. The question remains: could this team battle the Avengers at some point? 

A Young Avengers Tease?

Another possibility is the potential formation of another superhero group: the Young Avengers. 

Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop is a member of the aforementioned team, and it would be fitting if she would be heralded as a founding member of the MCU's version. The Hawkeye star was previously tight-lipped about the matter, saying that "there's a lot of new opportunities rising." 

Still, as Marvel fans now know, a cast member's tight-lipped response could mean anything. 

Kate's experience in Hawkeye seems poised to make her stronger and wiser for future adventures. There's a chance that her continued pursuit of heroism could lead to something greater, causing her to actively recruit more young heroes for the same cause. 

The first four episodes of Hawkeye are now streaming on Disney+. 

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.