After the success of WandaVision, Loki, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Hawkeye is the fourth live-action Disney+ project of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Directed by the directing team known as Bert & Bertie, the upcoming series will feature the return of Jeremy Renner's Avenger alongside a slew of new faces like Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop and Alaqua Cox's Maya Lopez aka Echo.
While a good chunk of the show's narrative will explore the origins of Clint Barton, it is expected that some of its story will be dedicated to exploring Steinfeld's new MCU hero.
Aside from the acting trio, Hawkeye will also feature an all-star ensemble including the likes of Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, and the confirmed return of Black Widow's Florence Pugh who plays Yelena Belova.
Ahead of its November release, principal photography already wrapped for Hawkeye, meaning that marketing could soon be underway.
Now, an official glimpse at the small-screen debut of the bow-wielding pair of Barton and Bishop has emerged.
HAWKEYE'S FIRST TRAILER ARRIVES
Marvel Studios officially released the first trailer for Hawkeye, showcasing a fresh look at Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton and the MCU debut of Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop.
Alongside the trailer, the official poster of the series was also released.
An MCU Christmas Led by Two Hawkeyes
The first Hawkeye trailer essentially focused on the dynamic between Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton and Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop, giving fans a preview of how the bond will be showcased in the Disney+ series.
The teaser didn't show much of the show's villains, with only glimpses of the Tracksuit Mafia and Vera Farmiga's Eleanor Bishop. In a way, it is understandable that Hawkeye decided to hold the curtain for Barton and Bishop's nemeses, mainly because Marvel Studios likely wants to keep the focus on the titular pair's relationship first.
Steinfeld's Kate Bishop is poised to be pushed to the forefront in Hawkeye, and many would agree that the first footage of the young archer didn't disappoint. From exchanging banter with Barton to showcasing her bow-wielding skills, the future young Avenger has the potential to steal the show from her mentor.
From the get-go, the footage established the Christmas vibe of the series, complete with Andy Williams' classic holiday song entitled It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year alongside the presence of festive lights. While 2013's Iron Man 3 is the first MCU property that was set on Christmas, it looks like Hawkeye will go all-out in terms of presenting a narrative that is set within the confines of the Yuletide season.
Avengers: Endgame cemented the idea that Barton is ready to retire from the superhero gig, but it's safe to say that his heroic duty is far from over. The trailer showed snippets of Barton's family life, but it's reasonable to assume that they will have a minor role in this storyline as the Avenger tries to keep them safe from the likes of the Tracksuit Mafia and Fra Fee's Clown.
In addition, Barton's Ronin storyline will also be further addressed in the series, and it's likely that more flashbacks during the five-year gap between Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame will be featured.
From Barton passing the bow-wielding mantle to Bishop all the way to the confirmed inclusion of Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova from Black Widow, many would agree that Hawkeye might be one of the best Christmas presents that Marvel Studios will give to fans.
Hawkeye is set to premiere on Disney+ on November 24, 2021.