Marvel Studios is now in the deep end producing and shooting their brand new slate of projects for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which will officially kick off January 2021 with WandaVision. After that premiere, Marvel will bring their most jam-packed year in the company’s history with eight new movies and Disney+ shows, which means that the team is now gearing up to work on projects coming later down the road.
The new Disney+ slate will not only bring multiple new faces into the expanding franchise, but it will also continue the stories of some already established heroes from the Infinity Saga. These include heroes like Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton, who served as an original Avenger for nearly a decade, and news has just come regarding Renner’s timeline for starting his next venture.
MCU mainstay Jeremy Renner recently released a video via his personal Twitter account indicating that he is prepping for training to star in the new Hawkeye series on Disney+. He shows off the training equipment he’s utilizing to get back into shape and adds the caption, “It’s time to train after a 3 year break... fluidity, speed, and PAIN is in my future. #officially broken.”
The full 19-second video can be seen in Renner’s tweet below:
WHAT THIS MEANS
There is still no official start-of-production date for the new Hawkeye series, although it does appear more imminent than ever with Renner’s new video. Ever the comedian, he is well aware of the physical work needed to prepare for his next venture with Marvel, especially after mentioning his three-year hiatus after last suiting up in Avengers: Endgame.
Renner has been in the MCU longer than any other starring actor in the new slate of Disney+ shows, but this also marks his very first starring solo project after supporting roles in five previous movies. Clint Barton’s story is set to be explored more deeply than ever as he potentially loses his hearing, trains a new Avenger in Kate Bishop, and takes on a new round of challenges after a decade in the game.
Hawkeye is reportedly starting production sometime this month, and the series will premiere on Disney+ in 2022.