Marvel drops first Hawkeye trailer

First look at Hawkeye’s own Disney+ series.

“This holiday season, the best gifts come with a bow,” writes Marvel Studios official Instagram as the first trailer for Avenger “Hawkeye” finally drops.

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hawkeye a.k.a. Clint Francis Barton, former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, original member of the Avengers, is known as Greatest Living Marksman on the planet. He is also the master assassin known as Ronin.

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner will reprise his role as Hawkeye.

In the trailer we see Barton trying “to make up for lost time” with his family, after their return from “the blip,” the event in which half of the life in the universe was exterminated as a result of Thanos’ snap.

Said event was the cause of Hawkeye taking on the identity of Ronin, the masked vigilante who took on cartels and criminal syndicates wherein he was judge, jury, and executioner until he found hope and purpose again when The Avengers reformed and brought back all those who disappeared in “the blip” including his whole family.

In the trailer, it is apparent that his history as Ronin is coming back to haunt Barton. “The past has caught up with me,” Barton says as a brief scene is shown wherein Barton’s family is taken away, presumably to a safe place. “When I wore this suit, I made a whole lot of enemies,” Barton said, referring to his past as Ronin.

Hailee Steinfeld and Jeremy Renner

The trailer also gives a first look at Kate Bishop, played by actress Hailee Steinfeld. In Marvel Comics, Kate Bishop is a gifted marksman and a protégé of Hawkeye. She also took on the mantle of Hawkeye as a member of Marvel Comics’ Young Avengers. But it remains to be seen how Kate Bishop’s origins will play out in the series. One thing is for sure though; Barton/Hawkeye (Renner) will be working with Kate Bishop (Steinfeld) as they battle a host of underworld baddies out to get Barton.

Jonathan Igla creates the “Hawkeye” miniseries for Marvel Studios and Disney+. It is the fifth television series in the MCU that shares continuity with the film franchise. Wanda Vision, The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, LOKI and What If…? are some of the series that have recently been shown in Disney+.

“Hawkeye” also stars Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Florence Pugh, Brian d’Arcy James and Alaqua Cox. Igla is head writer while Rhys Thomas is lead director. “Hawkeye” will have six episodes and will premiere on Nov. 24 on Disney+.