The extended period without new MCU content has fans feeling like they are stuck in a loop from the Time Stone, but the return of the MCU will arrive all the same, and it is happening on Disney+. As we await the return of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, new developments have arose regarding the heroes we'll see next via our television screens.
As the next phase of the MCU transitions onto Disney+, fans will see the return of the sharpshooter archer Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye in his own live-action series. Now, in a latest scoop, the live-action series is reported to have hired not one but multiple directors to helm its future episodes.
In an exclusive scoop from The Hollywood Reporter, the Hawkeye Disney+ series has tapped Bert and Bertie, the directing duo behind Amazon's Troop Zero, and Rhys Thomas, who directed Comrade Detective and John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch, to direct blocks of episodes.
This development means that Hawkeye will be the first Marvel Studios Disney+ show with multiple directors attached.
WHAT THIS MEANS
The latest scoop is another example of Marvel Studios' track record of identifying fresh visionaries who could shape the future of the MCU. After past success with the likes of the Russo Brothers and Taika Waititi on the big screen, Marvel clearly sees the same talent in both Bert and Bertie and Rhys Thomas. Choosing the Hawkeye series as the first show to work with multiple directors is an interesting choice.
Both the directing duo of Bert and Bertie as well as Rhys Thomas have been labeled as directors to keep an eye on for the future, and perhaps the extensive and diverse resumes of each are the reason why Marvel wants them to helm episodes for the Hawkeye series. The show has the goal of not only continuing the story of the sharpshooter archer, but also potentially passing the torch to a young Kate Bishop.
Both are significant objectives for the live-action series, but Marvel seems to have found the visionaries for whom they are confident can bring that vision to life on Disney+.