Who did Tony Stark sell Avengers Tower to? Hawkeye reference explained

The first two episodes of Hawkeye have already squeezed a few Easter eggs into the spotlight – one being the selling of Avengers Tower. Up ahead, we explore who Tony Stark could have sold it to.

The fifth Marvel production on the small screen will see Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton passing the Hawkeye mantle over to Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop. Vera Farmiga, Alaqua Cox, and of course, Lucky the Pizza Dog, will also be on hand to channel the festive spirit.

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When did Tony Stark sell Avengers Tower?

It was very briefly mentioned in Spider-Man: Homecoming that Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) sold Avengers Tower.

Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) was the one to disclose that Tony had sold the tower for reasons unknown.

The tower is thought to have been sold at some point after the events of Captain America: Civil War.

Who did he sell it to?

Fans are currently speculating who Tony could have sold the tower to, although no buyer has officially been confirmed yet.

We do, however, have a few clues on who it could be, taking the MCU’s future into consideration.

One possible buyer could be the Fantastic 4. As the quartet already has headquarters close by in the Baxter Building, perhaps this is Marvel’s way of bringing them into the narrative.

Another option is that Norman Osborn bought the building. We know from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man films that Oscorp tower was in use and Norman also takes command of the Stark Tower in the comics.

Another option could be Moon Knight. Marc Spector has always been known as the Batman of Marvel, one reason being that he is wealthy enough to buy a tower of that stature off of Tony Stark.

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What happened to the tower in the comics?

Stark Tower had a number of occupants within the comic book narratives and was rebuilt several times too.

Acting as a base for Stark, the Avengers, the Mighty Avengers, and more, Stark Tower was even in the hands of Norman Osborn at one point, after he took over S.H.I.E.L.D..

The tower ultimately fell during a battle with Red Hulk but was later rebuilt and dominated by S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Golgotha Station.

In Secret Wars, the tower was destroyed by the Children of Tomorrow, and at one point, Tony’s financial struggles forced him to sell the tower to the Chinese company, Qeng Enterprises.

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Is Kate Bishop gay? Hawkeye character’s relationship history explored

Disney+ has premiered the first two episodes of Hawkeye on the streaming platform, and fans can’t wait to see how the show will progress the MCU in the future. With the festive fun underway, viewers want to know if Kate Bishop is gay and more about her relationship history.

The fifth Marvel production on the small screen will see Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton passing the Hawkeye mantle over to Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop. Vera Farmiga, Alaqua Cox, and of course, Lucky the Pizza Dog, will also be on hand to channel the festive spirit.

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Is Kate Bishop gay?

No, there is no evidence to suggest that Kate Bishop is a queer character in Marvel Comics or the Hawkeye series just yet.

However, some fans believe that the MCU will change this and make Kate either bisexual or pansexual, in order to create more inclusivity in the live-action franchise.

In the comic book series, Young Avengers, Kate states: “Am I the only straight one in the group?” This clearly states the character’s preference in the comic’s narrative. 

Relationship history

If we’re taking the current West Coast Avengers series into account, Kate Bishop is currently dating Johhny Watts, a.k.a. Fuse. Kate’s ex-partner in that series is also known to be Noh-Varr, a.k.a. Marvel Boy, who appears to be entering into a relationship of his own with Kate’s current partner.

Young Avengers has also detailed Kate’s preference by seeing her involved in one-night stands.

However, fans have pointed out the character’s close relationship with America Chavez – who will be introduced in another live-action series in the future.

The pair have a relatively close relationship in the comics and many fans believe that this could trigger a queer relationship.

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Kate Bishop and Yelena Belova’s ship

On a completely different note, Marvel fans have not been shy about their wish for Kate Bishop and Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova to get together in the Hawkeye series.

While it is expected that Kate and Yelena will start off as enemies, many have already prophesied that this could present other opportunities in the future.

Yelena’s preference has not been spoken about in the MCU yet either, and fans may have to wait for the Young Avengers to appear within the MCU for any relationships to form.

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Fans go wild after spotting ‘Thanos Was Right’ mug in Hawkeye

Hawkeye is an origin story for an up-and-coming hero, and the detective drama is set amidst the backdrop of Christmas in New York City.

In the new Disney+ series Clint Barton is seen holding a ‘Thanos Was Right’ mug sending Marvel fans into a frenzy.

What is Hawkeye about?

Although Hawkeye is named after the bow-wielding Avenger the series is really a story about two people.

While it mainly focuses on Clint Barton who is a surly hero and one-time vigilante who is doing his best to enjoy his life with his kids viewers also get a glimpse of Kate Bishop.

Bishop grew up idolising Hawkeye and she even became a state champion archer. Their worlds collide when Kate rescues and then dons the costume of Ronin and gets into a fight with a criminal syndicate known as the Tracksuit Mafia. When Clint sees the Ronin suit on the news, he eventually leaves his idyllic family life and joins forces with Bishop.

‘Thanos Was Right’

In Eternals, Thanos snapped his finger and wiped out half of all life in the universe, then set back the Celestials plans. But all of a sudden, there was not enough intelligent life to power the growth of new Celestials.

Therefore, as Inverse note, Thanos essentially saved the Earth from potential doom and the reference to the supervillain in Hawkeye got Marvel fans talking on Twitter.

Fans go wild over reference to Thanos in Hawkeye

Twitter went crazy over the reference to Thanos in Hawkeye with fans tweeting their reactions.

One user tweeted: “The first 10 minutes of Hawkeye had me emotional, but the “Thanos was right” took my mind off Clint thinking of Nat really quick. Glad they somewhat brought her up in the show #HawkeyeSeries.”

While another wrote: “#Hawkeye has so many layers from clints POV and when you peel those layers back you can start to feel how grounded and subtle he is. The musical, the writing on the urinal stall “Thanos was right” and mentioning nat, it was a heartbreaking 2 first episodes but an amazing start.”

Another said: “THANOS WAS RIGHT ON THE URINAL WAS UNCALLED FOR.”

While another wrote: “There’s a Thanos was Right moment in Hawkeye, this a 10/10 already.”

In other news, Who is the actress in the Tesco Christmas 2021 advert?

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Hawkeye soundtrack: Every song in the Marvel series explored

Music has always been a key part of the films and TV shows of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, whether that’s the Oscar-winning score of Black Panther or the toe-tapping tunes of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Marvel’s newest arrival, the TV series Hawkeye, also makes use of plenty of music as each episode counts us down closer to Christmas.

But just which festive songs make it into the Hawkeye soundtrack and who composed the series’ score?

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Hawkeye release date and plot

Hawkeye arrived on Disney+ on November 24th, 2021, just in time for the festive season.

Following on from the events of Avengers: Endgame and ‘the blip’, Hawkeye continues the story of Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) as he attempts to get back to his family in time for Christmas.

However, the seemingly simple mission is complicated when a dangerous threat from his shady past catches up with him.

Clint is forced to team up with new arrival Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), a young archer with aspirations of becoming the next Hawkeye, as they work together to unravel a dangerous criminal conspiracy.

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Hawkeye’s soundtrack

As Hawkeye is set in the weeks leading up to Christmas, the series is jam-packed with festive music, whether that’s the original score or licensed music used in the show.

The songs that feature in Hawkeye’s soundtrack are:

Episode 1

Episode 2

More songs will be added as new episodes are released.

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Hawkeye’s score

As well as its endless collection of festive songs, Hawkeye also features a bright and bubbly cinematic score, composed by Christophe Beck.

Born in Montreal in Canada, the 48-year-old composer has been scoring films and TV series for almost three decades.

As a result, Beck has worked on some huge projects over the years, even a number for Marvel which include WandaVision and both Ant-Man films.

Aside from Marvel, Christophe Beck is best known for creating the score for Disney’s Frozen and its 2019 sequel, as well as The Hangover Trilogy, Pitch Perfect and Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles on top of his Emmy-winning work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Christophe Beck’s score for Hawkeye has yet to be released but it’s expected to be made available on music streaming platforms once the six-episode series has come to an end.

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Hawkeye is available to stream now on Disney+ after premiering on November 24th, 2021.

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‘Hawkeye’: Who Was That at the End of Episode 2?

Why hello there. No doubt you’re here because you’ve watched the second episode of “Hawkeye” on Disney+ and might be a bit confused by that last scene. We get it, that was a pretty weird, and pretty abrupt way to end the episode.

So what the hell happened? And who was that at the end of the episode? We have answers. Read on.

A Callback to Natasha Romanoff

A brief recap: In episode 2, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) allows himself to be captured by the Track Suit Mafia — “A little catch and release” he tells his wife Laura (Linda Cardellini), who of course reminds him (and the audience) that it’s one of Natasha’s signature moves. Remember her introduction in “The Avengers”? Clint is trying to do the same thing here.

Just before they move him to their warehouse/hideout, one of the Track Suit bros mentions a “She” who has ordered them to bring Hawkeye in alive. Later on at the warehouse, the Track Suit bros think they’re interrogating Hawkeye, unaware that he’s pumping them for information and clearly intends to breeze on out of there the second he gets what he’s after.

Unfortunately Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), who isn’t a trained S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and doesn’t think like a spy, assumes Hawkeye is in legitimate danger. And her attempt to rescue him ends up getting them both captured for real. Whoops.

Cut to an office somewhere else in the warehouse. We hear loud, pounding music and see disorienting, dark red light. In the office is a woman with a trancelike look on her face, placing her hands on a speaker and feeling the vibrations of the bass. Presumably this is the “She” we mentioned earlier.

At the office door, one of the Track Suit bros is trying to talk to her; however, we see this from her point of view and for some reason (we’ll get to why in a second), we can’t actually hear what he’s saying. Then, the credits. Like we said, it’s really abrupt.

So who is she? Someone you’re going to be seeing a lot of. Her name is Maya Lopez but she’s better known as the superhero Echo, and in “Hawkeye” she’s played by Alaqua Cox.

Who Is Echo?

Created by David Mack and Joe Quesada in 1999, Echo is a Native American woman with advanced martial arts training who also happens to be one of a very few deaf comic book heroes. (Something she has in common with Clint Barton, who in the comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe has severely damaged hearing and wears a hearing aid.) She’s also known for the distinctive face paint she wears as part of her Echo uniform: A white handprint stretching from the right side of her jaw to the left side of her forehead.

She also has a superpower called “photographic reflexes,” which means she can mimic any physical movement she sees. If that sounds familiar, it should: The villain Taskmaster, introduced to the MCU in “Black Widow ” has the same superpower.

Maya wasn’t a villain like Taskmaster, however. Having been manipulated into villainy in her first appearances by her adopted father, Wilson Fisk — as in, Daredevil’s arch enemy, the Kingpin — once she discovered the truth, she turned heroic.

Since then she’s been though a lot. For instance, she’s been killed and brought back to life twice. She’s also been involved with some of the major Marvel Comics events like Civil War and Secret Invasion. And she’s teamed up with heroes like Moon Knight. And as of 2021, she’s the new host for the cosmic Phoenix entity.

More relevantly for “Hawkeye,” in the comics Maya was the first hero to take the name “Ronin,” and in fact, in a 2007 “New Avengers” storyline, she gave Clint Barton permission to operate under that identity in the first place.

Echo in the MCU

The MCU version of Echo, played by Alaqua Cox, will likely differ in significant ways from the comics. For one thing, it’s obvious Clint Barton was that universe’s first Ronin. And while we’d be delighted if Vincent D’Onofrio showed up to once again play Wilson Fisk, we seriously doubt that’s going to happen.

But Marvel tends to loosely adapt plots and characters for the MCU. And fortunately, one thing that won’t be changed is Echo’s hearing. She’ll be deaf in the MCU just like she is in the comics.

It’s not clear how large a role she’ll play in “Hawkeye,” but it’s likely to be more than a cameo. Marvel announced this month that a Disney+ “Echo” series featuring Cox is under way, with Marion Dayre serving as head writer. Given that shows based on “Moon Knight” and “Secret Invasion” are also in the works, we have a feeling Echo is going to be a big player in the MCU’s Phase 4.

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‘Hawkeye’ Episode 2 Recap: ‘Tis the Season

“Hawkeye,” the brand-new Marvel Studios series on Disney+, knew we wanted seconds this Thanksgiving, so were kind enough to give us a bonus episode this week. We’ve already done a deep dive on the first episode, which you can read here. But know it’s time to get into the further adventures of Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).

Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

Still reeling from the bloody death of, in Kate’s words, “my mom’s fiancé’s uncle,” Barton takes her back to her shabby chic loft apartment. He’s still after his Ronin suit, which he wore on his vigilante kill rampage after the events of “Infinity War” (he was finally brought back to the light by Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson). Getting it off the streets means that it will calm the aggravation caused by Kate and her recent brush with vigilantism.

The Tracksuit Mafia, the gang of goons that were enraged by Kate’s wearing of the Ronin suit (and the ones that broke into the weird underground rich guy auction looking for a precious piece of Avengers tech), show up and toss a Molotov cocktail. Barton breaks the glass, watches the bottle come through the window, grabs it, and in a moment so iconic it’s been used in every promotion for the show since time began, throws it back at them. There are more Molotov cocktails, and Kate and Clint flee.

They take refuge in Kate’s aunt’s apartment. (She’s in Florida for the winter.) Clint leaves, going back to Kate’s place to look for the suit. But it’s gone. Still, hope is not lost: he sees an “NYC LARPers” sticker on the fire truck, and knows that one of the firefighters has taken it.

Back at Kate’s aunt’s place, Clint seems just as disgruntled (“Little girl in a ninja costume stole my Christmas”), but he tends to her wounds. She is clearly in awe. Hawkeye is her favorite Avenger and clearly her inspiration. In the morning, Clint goes back to his family, to see them off. He chats with his daughter, telling her, “Don’t lose Nate.” (Nathaniel, played by Cade Woodward, is the youngest Barton child.) Nate then signs to him, and Clint — as established in the first episode, he’s is hearing impaired and wears a hearing aid, presumably due to the massive blast that took out the Avengers Compound during the climax of “Avengers: Endgame” — signs back. This also makes Hawkeye the second deaf Marvel Studios superhero after Makkari, played by Lauren Ridloff in “Eternals.” (Keep this in mind, it’s going to come back later, we swear!)

Hawkeye walks through Times Square, and in one of the very best, most meta moments of the episode, sees a bunch of unlicensed superheroes walking around and taking photos with tourists. (In an extra-meta twist, there are Disney offices in Times Square, designed by Walt Disney Imagineering, just a few floors above the “Good Morning America” studio. Next door is one of the few remaining Disney Store locations.) At breakfast, the playful banter between Hawkeye and Kate continues. “Your problem is branding,” she tells him (rightfully). After breakfast, Hawkeye drops Kate off at her mom’s sleek office. Eleanor (Vera Farmiga) owns a security company. Hmmm…

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As it turns out, Jack (Tony Dalton) is there at Eleanor’s office. Kate is … taken aback. After all, his weird uncle was just murdered. He tries to offer her some advice, and gets one of the best lines of the episode (“I bought a book about being a stepdad”). Kate is even more suspicious and annoyed. Definitely annoyed. Eleanor’s office is sleek and high tech and actually calls to mind another streaming Marvel series – Carrie Ann-Moss’ law firm from the various Netflix Marvel shows (dare we speak their names?) Still, Kate’s proximity to her mom’s firm does give her access to some handy doodads, including a program that allows her to track Clint’s phone.

Speaking of Clint, he heads to Central Park. (He saw a Tik Tok of the firefighting live-action-role-player with his Ronin suit.) He asks when he can go into the area where the LARPers are hanging out. The woman behind the check-in desk tells him that he can go in when the LARP is over. Which could be hours. So he does the unthinkable. He signs up for the LARP. He gets outfitted in cheesy faux-armor, looking like a royal knight on a budget, and he gets the very best line of the episode (“I fought Thanos”). Again, it cannot be overstated how wonderful Renner is in the role and how, given more time to explore, Renner is allowed to fully inhabit the character. He gives Hawkeye such grace and depth and complexity. It also allows him to be funnier than he’s ever been in any of the mainline MCU movies. Getting this performance, and this version of Hawkeye, is such a delight.

Elsewhere, Kate gets called by the cops. They’d love to have a chat with her. She gives them the brush. They’ll be back. And they have some things to talk to her about. Eep.

Back in Central Park, Hawkeye enters combat. And by combat we mean that he gets to fight a bunch of nerds with foam swords and plastic armor in a hilarious, never-in-a-million-years-would-this-be-in-one-of-the-movies scene. All too often the comparatively limited budgets of the shows have felt like a hindrance, something to box the series and its characters in. (Who would have guessed that “Loki,” once promised as a time-hopping adventure, would wind up being a workplace comedy set in an extremely dull office building?) This sequence shows you how much “Hawkeye” exploits its limited budget and uses it for the most fun, wacky, off-the-wall idea possible.

Hawkeye defeats the nerds and wins his Ronin suit back. He has a really cute interaction with the firefighter that had the costume, and Hawkeye, a man visibly consumed with regret and guilt, is once again presented with how great civilians think he is. He calls his wife; a sweet victory chat.

Back at Eleanor’s penthouse, Jack is joining them for dinner. They are discussing their interests; she is gently prodding him about his uncomfortable love of swords. Finally, their chat turns to fencing and it is decided – they will fence. They go out into the foray of the penthouse and begin to fence. This is another example of the show’s cheapness being a feature and not a bug. The scene is intense, there’s a lot of intent behind it, and it’s emotional for Kate (and for Jack). They clearly get very heated, the match gets a little too intense, and Jack walks away. Afterwards, he offers Kate a butterscotch – it’s the same butterscotch chews from his dead uncle’s penthouse. SUSPICION INTENSIFIES.

A New Threat, Revealed

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But we can’t get derailed by butterscotch chews! Clint is in trouble! He is taken by the Tracksuit Mafia. They refer to a mysterious woman who wants them both (Clint and Kate, presumably). Kate calls Clint and hears something about them taking him to a warehouse. They tie up Clint and threaten him — but as he explained to his wife earlier, he’s pulling the same con on them Nat pulled on those Russians in “The Avengers.” He let them capture him so he could find out what’s actually happening. Sadly, Kate doesn’t know this, tries to rescue Clint, and ends up getting them both captured for real.

We should also pause here and probably talk about how entertaining the Tracksuit Mafia is, with their moving vans and constant “bros.” (They are, like so much of the show, deeply indebted to the “Hawkeye” comic by Matt Fraction and David Aja.) They are both comic and threatening. It’s a tightrope walk and they walk it.

Anyway, the very final shot of the episode is the apparent reveal of whoever it is the Tracksuit bros are reporting to. If you think it’s a Black Widow, that is a very good guess, especially after the post-credits sequence of “Black Widow.” We are sure that there will be some Black Widow involvement in the series, but it hasn’t happened yet. The character that is introduced, her hands hovering over giant amps, feeling the vibration of the very loud techno music, is none other than Maya Lopez, also known as Echo, played by Alaqua Cox.

Echo is a deaf indigenous superhero and in the comics, she’s the adoptive daughter of Wilson “The Kingpin” Fisk (recent social media posts by Vincent D’Onofrio, who played the character on Netflix’s “Daredevil” show, have stoked fan interest). Her superpower involves her being able to perfectly mimic other superheroes’ moves. So, yes, she could be a force to be reckoned with. But what does she want with Clint and Kate? And why is she using the Tracksuit Mafia? Find out next week.

‘Hawkeye’ Episode 2 Recap: ‘Tis the Season

“Hawkeye,” the brand-new Marvel Studios series on Disney+, knew we wanted seconds this Thanksgiving, so were kind enough to give us a bonus episode this week. We’ve already done a deep dive on the first episode, which you can read here. But know it’s time to get into the further adventures of Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).

Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

Still reeling from the bloody death of, in Kate’s words, “my mom’s fiancé’s uncle,” Barton takes her back to her shabby chic loft apartment. He’s still after his Ronin suit, which he wore on his vigilante kill rampage after the events of “Infinity War” (he was finally brought back to the light by Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson). Getting it off the streets means that it will calm the aggravation caused by Kate and her recent brush with vigilantism.

The Tracksuit Mafia, the gang of goons that were enraged by Kate’s wearing of the Ronin suit (and the ones that broke into the weird underground rich guy auction looking for a precious piece of Avengers tech), show up and toss a Molotov cocktail. Barton breaks the glass, watches the bottle come through the window, grabs it, and in a moment so iconic it’s been used in every promotion for the show since time began, throws it back at them. There are more Molotov cocktails, and Kate and Clint flee.

They take refuge in Kate’s aunt’s apartment. (She’s in Florida for the winter.) Clint leaves, going back to Kate’s place to look for the suit. But it’s gone. Still, hope is not lost: he sees an “NYC LARPers” sticker on the fire truck, and knows that one of the firefighters has taken it.

Back at Kate’s aunt’s place, Clint seems just as disgruntled (“Little girl in a ninja costume stole my Christmas”), but he tends to her wounds. She is clearly in awe. Hawkeye is her favorite Avenger and clearly her inspiration. In the morning, Clint goes back to his family, to see them off. He chats with his daughter, telling her, “Don’t lose Nate.” (Nathaniel, played by Cade Woodward, is the youngest Barton child.) Nate then signs to him, and Clint — as established in the first episode, he’s is hearing impaired and wears a hearing aid, presumably due to the massive blast that took out the Avengers Compound during the climax of “Avengers: Endgame” — signs back. This also makes Hawkeye the second deaf Marvel Studios superhero after Makkari, played by Lauren Ridloff in “Eternals.” (Keep this in mind, it’s going to come back later, we swear!)

Hawkeye walks through Times Square, and in one of the very best, most meta moments of the episode, sees a bunch of unlicensed superheroes walking around and taking photos with tourists. (In an extra-meta twist, there are Disney offices in Times Square, designed by Walt Disney Imagineering, just a few floors above the “Good Morning America” studio. Next door is one of the few remaining Disney Store locations.) At breakfast, the playful banter between Hawkeye and Kate continues. “Your problem is branding,” she tells him (rightfully). After breakfast, Hawkeye drops Kate off at her mom’s sleek office. Eleanor (Vera Farmiga) owns a security company. Hmmm…

Live, LARP, Love

Photo: Marvel Studios

As it turns out, Jack (Tony Dalton) is there at Eleanor’s office. Kate is … taken aback. After all, his weird uncle was just murdered. He tries to offer her some advice, and gets one of the best lines of the episode (“I bought a book about being a stepdad”). Kate is even more suspicious and annoyed. Definitely annoyed. Eleanor’s office is sleek and high tech and actually calls to mind another streaming Marvel series – Carrie Ann-Moss’ law firm from the various Netflix Marvel shows (dare we speak their names?) Still, Kate’s proximity to her mom’s firm does give her access to some handy doodads, including a program that allows her to track Clint’s phone.

Speaking of Clint, he heads to Central Park. (He saw a Tik Tok of the firefighting live-action-role-player with his Ronin suit.) He asks when he can go into the area where the LARPers are hanging out. The woman behind the check-in desk tells him that he can go in when the LARP is over. Which could be hours. So he does the unthinkable. He signs up for the LARP. He gets outfitted in cheesy faux-armor, looking like a royal knight on a budget, and he gets the very best line of the episode (“I fought Thanos”). Again, it cannot be overstated how wonderful Renner is in the role and how, given more time to explore, Renner is allowed to fully inhabit the character. He gives Hawkeye such grace and depth and complexity. It also allows him to be funnier than he’s ever been in any of the mainline MCU movies. Getting this performance, and this version of Hawkeye, is such a delight.

Elsewhere, Kate gets called by the cops. They’d love to have a chat with her. She gives them the brush. They’ll be back. And they have some things to talk to her about. Eep.

Back in Central Park, Hawkeye enters combat. And by combat we mean that he gets to fight a bunch of nerds with foam swords and plastic armor in a hilarious, never-in-a-million-years-would-this-be-in-one-of-the-movies scene. All too often the comparatively limited budgets of the shows have felt like a hindrance, something to box the series and its characters in. (Who would have guessed that “Loki,” once promised as a time-hopping adventure, would wind up being a workplace comedy set in an extremely dull office building?) This sequence shows you how much “Hawkeye” exploits its limited budget and uses it for the most fun, wacky, off-the-wall idea possible.

Hawkeye defeats the nerds and wins his Ronin suit back. He has a really cute interaction with the firefighter that had the costume, and Hawkeye, a man visibly consumed with regret and guilt, is once again presented with how great civilians think he is. He calls his wife; a sweet victory chat.

Back at Eleanor’s penthouse, Jack is joining them for dinner. They are discussing their interests; she is gently prodding him about his uncomfortable love of swords. Finally, their chat turns to fencing and it is decided – they will fence. They go out into the foray of the penthouse and begin to fence. This is another example of the show’s cheapness being a feature and not a bug. The scene is intense, there’s a lot of intent behind it, and it’s emotional for Kate (and for Jack). They clearly get very heated, the match gets a little too intense, and Jack walks away. Afterwards, he offers Kate a butterscotch – it’s the same butterscotch chews from his dead uncle’s penthouse. SUSPICION INTENSIFIES.

A New Threat, Revealed

Photo: Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios

But we can’t get derailed by butterscotch chews! Clint is in trouble! He is taken by the Tracksuit Mafia. They refer to a mysterious woman who wants them both (Clint and Kate, presumably). Kate calls Clint and hears something about them taking him to a warehouse. They tie up Clint and threaten him — but as he explained to his wife earlier, he’s pulling the same con on them Nat pulled on those Russians in “The Avengers.” He let them capture him so he could find out what’s actually happening. Sadly, Kate doesn’t know this, tries to rescue Clint, and ends up getting them both captured for real.

We should also pause here and probably talk about how entertaining the Tracksuit Mafia is, with their moving vans and constant “bros.” (They are, like so much of the show, deeply indebted to the “Hawkeye” comic by Matt Fraction and David Aja.) They are both comic and threatening. It’s a tightrope walk and they walk it.

Anyway, the very final shot of the episode is the apparent reveal of whoever it is the Tracksuit bros are reporting to. If you think it’s a Black Widow, that is a very good guess, especially after the post-credits sequence of “Black Widow.” We are sure that there will be some Black Widow involvement in the series, but it hasn’t happened yet. The character that is introduced, her hands hovering over giant amps, feeling the vibration of the very loud techno music, is none other than Maya Lopez, also known as Echo, played by Alaqua Cox.

Echo is a deaf indigenous superhero and in the comics, she’s the adoptive daughter of Wilson “The Kingpin” Fisk (recent social media posts by Vincent D’Onofrio, who played the character on Netflix’s “Daredevil” show, have stoked fan interest). Her superpower involves her being able to perfectly mimic other superheroes’ moves. So, yes, she could be a force to be reckoned with. But what does she want with Clint and Kate? And why is she using the Tracksuit Mafia? Find out next week.

MCU Fans Have Already Given Their Hearts To The Real ‘Hawkeye’ Star (And, Possibly, A New Villain)

<em>Hawkeye</em> (for the holidays) premiered two episodes on this pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday, and the show’s <a title="" href="https://uproxx.com/tv/hawkeye-review-disney-plus/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">surprisingly (to me) engaging</a>. Hailee Steinfeld rocks her Kate Bishop role while wearing a suit and roasting Clint Barton for needing a good rebranding. For his part, Hawkeye only wants to go home and retire again, so he is <a title="" href="https://uproxx.com/tv/rhys-thomas-hawkeye-interview-matt-fraction/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">overall miserable</a>, but he should be able to pass the bow and arrow on soon. And not only will his successor be worthy, but she’ll also enjoy what she’s doing.

Yep, Kate grew up in the shadow of the Avengers’ global introduction during the Attack on New York, and fans are (of course) looking forward to seeing Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova come for Hawkeye after Valentina blamed him for Natasha’s death. However, the premiere episodes revealed a few other new MCU characters, and one of them could capture the hardest of hearts. That would be Lucky, a.k.a. “Pizza Dog.” He is one of the goodest of boys, and because of that, he got his own poster.

Lucky, of course, took a fancy to Kate, and he’s got quite an action-packed history in the comics. Dating back to 2012, the comics painted him as a dog (previously named Arrow) owned by a Tracksuit Gang member. He lost an eye while saving Hawkeye’s butt, and Clint changed his name to Lucky. And as Marvel has previously demonstrated with Goose from Captain Marvel, Alligator Loki (from Loki, obv), and Morris from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Kevin Feige sure knows how to do mascots well.

Everyone is ready to throw down for Lucky’s continued safety, too.

Another little gut punch happened along the way: the “Thanos was right” message scrawled as bathroom graffiti.

And then there was the villainous reveal at the end, which will undoubtedly see followup in the coming weeks. Echo will get her own Disney+ MCU show, but in the meantime, she’s coming for Hawkeye. She’s the orphaned daughter of Kingpin/William Fisk and a previous adversary of Daredevil/Matt Murdock. The decision to introduce her as the head of the Tracksuit Gang (before she later switches sides and becomes heroic) is a telling one, so watch out for next week, Hawkeye and Kate.

And where is Yelena? We’re waiting for her, too.

Hawkeye debuts new episodes on Wednesdays.

How many episodes are in Hawkeye and when is the finale?

After the great Marvel drought of 2020, this year has more than made up for it with an almost endless stream of new films and TV series for MCU fans to delve into.

The newest arrival on the small screen is the Hawkeye series which arrived on the Disney+ streaming service on November 24th.

However, just two episodes of the series were released on launch day which has left fans asking just how many episodes Hawkeye will have in total.

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Hawkeye: Release date and plot

Hawkeye arrived on Disney+ on November 24th, 2021, just in time for the holiday season.

Following on from the events of Avengers: Endgame and ‘the blip’, Hawkeye continues the story of Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) as he attempts to get back to his family in time for Christmas.

However, the seemingly simple mission is complicated when a dangerous threat from his shady past catches up with him.

Clint is forced to team up with Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), a young archer with aspirations of becoming the next Hawkeye, as they work together to unravel a dangerous criminal conspiracy.

Marvel Studios | Disney+

How many episodes are in Hawkeye?

Hawkeye will consist of six episodes in total.

At six episodes in length, Hawkeye will mirror both Loki and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series, which also had six instalments each.

The runtime of each Hawkeye episode is expected to follow a similar pattern to the previous shows, meaning we can expect roughly 45-60 minutes per episode.

Two episodes of Hawkeye were released on launch day while one new episode will be following each week thereafter.

As a result, the sixth and final episode will be arriving on Disney+ on December 22nd, just in time for Christmas.

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Who’s in the cast?

Jeremy Renner reprises his long-held role of Clint Barton and will be joined in the series by a number of new and familiar faces.

Chief among them being Hailee Steinfeld who will be making her debut as the archer, Kate Bishop.

Also appearing in the Hawkeye series are:

  • Vera Farmiga as Eleanor Bishop – Kate’s mother.
  • Tony Dalton as Jack Duquesne – Barton’s early mentor and Kate’s soon-to-be stepfather.
  • Brian d’Arcy James as Derek Bishop – Kate’s father.
  • Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez / Echo – A deaf Native American who can perfectly copy another’s movements, set to get her own spin-off series.
  • Zahn McClarnon as William Lopez – Maya’s father.
  • Fra Fee as Kazi
  • Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova

On top of that, the Hawkeye series is set to see Ben Sakamoto, Ava Russo and Cade Woodward play Clint’s children while a golden retriever named Jolt will star as Lucky the Pizza Dog.

Marvel Studios | Disney+

Hawkeye is available to stream now on Disney+ after premiering on November 24th, 2021.

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Hawkeye episode 3 release date, time and storyline explored

Hot on the heels of WandaVision, The Falcon & the Winter Soldier, Loki and What If…?, Clint Barton is here to bring some festive cheer to the MCU in the newest Marvel TV series, Hawkeye.

After months of waiting, the new series finally arrived on Disney+ on November 24th but only two episodes were made available on launch day.

As a result, Marvel fans have wasted no time in asking when episode 3 of Hawkeye will be released on Disney+.

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Hawkeye episodes 1 and 2 recap

Hawkeye began in rip-roaring fashion as its first two episodes arrived on Disney+ on November 24th.

Set following the events of Avengers: Endgame, the series continues the story of Clint Barton and sees him trying to live a peaceful life alongside his family, but it doesn’t last long.

Episode 1 introduces us to Kate Bishop, who was saved by Hawkeye during the Battle of New York and has aspired to become an archer ever since.

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Kate discovers that her mother’s new fiancé, Jack Duquesne is involved in some shady dealings after stumbling on an underground auction that is selling stolen gear from the Avengers compound.

The stolen haul includes Clint Barton’s Ronin suit, which Kate steals before getting into a scrap with a gang of thugs known as the Tracksuit Mafia.

Clint sees a news report claiming that Ronin has returned and he goes to track down Kate.

In episode 2, Clint gets Kate to safety while sending his family away, promising to return to them by the time Christmas comes around.

However, when Clint finds himself captured by the Tracksuit Mafia gang, Kate attempts to be the one to rescue him but ends up in captivity as well.

Marvel Studios | Disney+

Hawkeye episode 3 preview

Episode 3 of Hawkeye will be released on Disney+ at midnight Pacific Time in the US on December 1st, 2021.

Like all Disney+ releases, new episodes of Hawkeye will be released at the same time around the world which translates to:

  • 12am PT in the US
  • 3am ET in the US
  • 8am GMT in the UK
  • 9am CET in Europe
  • 1:30pm IST in India
  • 7pm AEDT in Sydney, Australia

As ever with Marvel’s films and TV series, no details about the upcoming episode have been revealed ahead of its release.

However, we do know that Kate and Clint will have to try and find their way out of their sticky situation after being captured by the Tracksuit Mafia, and the mysterious Maya Lopez, in episode 2.

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How many episodes in total?

Hawkeye will consist of six episodes in total.

The episode count should come as little surprise as both The Falcon & the Winter Soldier and Loki both featured six episodes as well.

Two episodes of Hawkeye were released on launch day while one new episode will be following each week thereafter.

As a result, the sixth and final episode will be arriving on Disney+ on December 22nd, just in time for Christmas.

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Hawkeye is available to stream now on Disney+ after premiering on November 24th, 2021.

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