If this is Marvel’s idea of Christmas, we gotta come back for New Year’s. The first trailer for the Marvel/Disney+ series Hawkeye has arrived, and it looks like…a Christmas holiday romp? If you were ever wondering what a solo-Avenger TV series might look like with some Die Hard humor, it appears that’s what Hawkeye is going for. And, if you think the world has forgotten about how Hawkeye became a cold-blooded murderer during the events of Avengers: Endgame, that plot point is also (somehow) going to be incorporated into this zany holiday adventure.
Here’s the official synopsis from Disney+: “Former Avenger Clint Barton has a seemingly simple mission: get back to his family for Christmas. Possible? Maybe with the help of Kate Bishop, a 22-year-old archer with dreams of becoming a Superhero. The two are forced to work together when a presence from Barton’s past threatens to derail far more than the festive spirit. ”
To be clear, although Hawkeye scans as a father-daughter adventure, Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) is not Clint’s daughter. Hawkeye still has a real family, who all were restored by Tony Stark after the reverse-snap in Endgame. So, while Hawkeye seems to be about Clint trying to hang out with his family, it looks like he’s going to get a pseudo-surrogate daughter in the process.
What’s the biggest possible wrinkle here? Well, in case you missed it, the post-credits scene of Black Widow revealed that Natasha’s sister, Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) has been recruited by Contessa Val (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) to track down Hawkeye. Neither Yelena nor Val appears in the new trailer, but that doesn’t mean the new show won’t have a ton of other Marvel cameos. Yippee-ki-yay, Hawkeye family!
Hawkeye debuts on Disney+ on November 24, 2021. Like Loki, it will run for six episodes.