Hawkeye closed out what was a packed year for the MCU, putting Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton in the spotlight for the first time while also introducing a large selection of new characters to the franchise. Two of the fresh faces were Vincent D'Onofrio's Wilson Fisk, also known as Kingpin, and Alaqua Cox's Maya Lopez, characters who opposed Clint for a majority of the show.
The series showed viewers that Maya and Fisk had a long relationship with each other, tracing all the way back to when she was still a child. The show's third episode opened with multiple scenes of a young Maya, one of which featured her being picked up from a karate class by someone she called "Uncle," who turns out to be Fisk.
Maya continued to work for Fisk throughout the years, and eventually became the leader of the Tracksuit Mafia. The gang continuously targets Clint throughout the show because Maya's father was killed by Ronin, a ruthless vigilante that she believes Clint has ties to.
Clint reveals to Maya in Episode 5 that he was the one who operated as Ronin, and then tipped her off that Fisk had his hand in planning her father's death. This led Maya to turn against Fisk, and in the series finale, she confronted him and seemingly shot him off-screen. A recent leak has surfaced featuring photos of deleted scenes throughout the show, with a few of them featuring Maya and her "Uncle" Kingpin.
Hawkeye's Deleted Scenes
Reddit user u/anilsoi11 shared screenshots from Disney+ Hotstar of deleted scenes from Hawkeye. The clips that these images come from have not yet been officially released on Disney+.
The first image comes from the same scene in Episode 3 where Maya is told by her father that her "Uncle" will pick her up from her karate class:
In the show, fans see Maya looking up at a character who is off-screen, and are teased by that character's hand reaching down and pinching her cheek.
According to the source, the deleted scene features Fisk walking inside the building and informing Maya that her father is busy, then telling her that he will take her out for ice cream before they go home:
The next image that was shared seemingly comes from the series finale. It showcases Maya in the middle of Times Square beside her wrecked motorcycle as she stares in front of her with her helmet in hand:
Clint is revealed to be the person she is looking at, as another picture from this scene was posted as well:
Fisk Almost Debuted Earlier
The bonus features for Hawkeye will be officially released soon on Disney+, and then fans will be able to see the full scenes where these images came from. Two other screenshots were also recently posted to Reddit, featuring a young Clint Barton with his mother.
The biggest takeaway from these deleted scenes is the debut of Kingpin. In the series, he was mentioned discreetly through dialogue between characters in multiple episodes, with Clint referring to him as "the big guy," and Maya's father telling her that her "Uncle" would be picking her up. He was not actually seen, however, until the very end of Episode 5, when Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop was sent a picture of him by Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova.
If the deleted scene where Fisk interacts with a young Maya made it to the final cut, that would mean that he would most likely have been introduced in Episode 3. It is safe to say that seeing him so early would have been a shock to viewers, but by keeping him off-screen until near the end of the show, anticipation and tension were able to be built up with each passing week.
Fans will be able to see the full picture of what happened in each of these scenes when Hawkeye's edition of Marvel Studios: Assembled drops on Disney+ on February 9.