Marvel's Hawkeye Series Was Originally Planned as a Standalone Film

Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye

While Marvel Studios is preparing to branch into television with a large slate of miniseries for Disney+, one project, in particular, was originally planned as a feature film: Hawkeye.

Jeremy Renner, who reprises his eponymous role as the Avenging Archer, was under contract for a solo film as Clint Barton in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Marvel Studios had to renegotiate a new deal with Renner to turn the project into a television miniseries -- a change Renner was open to.

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"He totally got it and said, ‘Let’s do it,’" Marvel Studios President and Marvel CCO Kevin Feige told Bloomberg, referring to when Renner was approached about the change.

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While details have been kept under wraps on the upcoming miniseries, it's expected to follow Clint as he trains Kate Bishop to become the new Hawkeye while also exploring his past as Ronin during the events of Avengers: Endgame. No additional cast members outside of Renner have been announced and it has not been reported when the miniseries is due to begin production.

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Disney+ launches on Nov. 12. Starring Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, Hawkeye is scheduled to premiere in fall 2021.

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