Hawkeye's finale has finally aired, rounding ou a jam-packed year at Marvel Studios. The bow-wielding streaming series celebrated the holidays in style, offering up Clint Barton's first titular role in the and introducing Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop into the fray. Taking place in New York, the show was a chance for fans to reengage with a Marvel and Avengers locale they have become so accustomed to over the years.
And though Hawkeye did hit its mark in answering some interesting questions within the MCU, it also reiterated a few that fans have had for what feels like years. One of these is, who exactly bought Avengers Tower?
The former NYC headquarters of Earth's Mightiest Heroes was sold off in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but the mysterious buyer has yet to come forward.
This building is an important piece of real estate in the Marvel Universe (or Multiverse at this point), but some eagle-eyed fans pointed out that not only does the tower have a new owner in Hawkeye, but it also seems to have disappeared off the face of the map.
Where's Avengers Tower in Hawkeye?
As posted by a Marvel fan on Reddit, Hawkeye features a mistake in the MCU's fictional New York City skyline. Where Avengers Tower should be standing is the MetLife Building, an actual piece of architecture that sits in the real-life plot where Avengers Tower would be in the MCU.
In an establishing shot to the Disney+ series' finale, the MetLife Building can be seen at the bottom of the screen, which is odd because that structure doesn't exist in the MCU.
In real-life New York, the MetLife building is found directly behind the busy Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan.
And Grand Central is a location that fans have seen in the MCU, particularly in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Upon panning up from Grand Central in Age of Ultron, it can be seen that the building behind it is not the MetLife Building but rather the Avengers Tower.
In a similar erroneous manner, Daredevil and other Marvel Netflix shows, which existed in the Avengers' universe, also accidentally featured the MetLife Building in their own city skyline shots.
A Simple Hawkeye Mess Up
Simple goofs and mistakes happen like this all the time in movies and TV. IMDB has a whole section devoted to these little mishaps.
No, this does not mean the Avengers Tower has been purchased by MetLife, mowed down, and now insurance will be sold where Cap and Thor once stood. Marvel is not impervious to these kinds of mistakes.
The fact that the MetLife logo appears briefly and in such a small portion of the shot should be an indication that this was simply something that fell through the cracks. And even if it was noticed, it probably would not have been worth the CGI time and budget to get rid of it in time for Hawkeye's finale.
And Hawkeye is not alone on this island either. In 2021, the MCU has seen its fair share of whoopsies and plot holes.
Just look at Spider-Man: No Way Home. Whether it was a particular villain's memory of Peter Parker breaking the logic of the film or the Lizard taking a phantom punch in trailers, No Way Home alone had more than a few goofs.
So don't hold this one small mistake against Hawkeye. Surely the question of who bought Avengers Tower will be answered, fans just need to be patient.
All episodes of Hawkeye are now streaming on Disney+.