Hawkeye fans have been wondering if and when the MCU’s version of Clint Barton will get his day in the limelight ever since he made his debut cinematic cameo in 2011’s “Thor.” Despite the fact that the trailers for 2012’s The Avengers teased a heroic Hawkeye in action — who can forget that iconic shot of him jumping off a building? — the film itself did little to flesh out Barton’s character, placing him under mind control early on (in a move that enraged actor Jeremy Renner) and keeping him there until near the end. In 2015, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” revealed that Barton was married with children and resided on a farm. He remained, however, the least well-known of the original six Avengers.

Although Renner has long been believed to have a solo picture in his six-film deal, the longer the Marvel Cinematic Universe went without a Hawkeye film, the less probable it seemed that Barton would ever be more than a supporting character in the MCU. That all changed when Disney+ unveiled a slew of new Marvel TV shows. “Hawkeye” is among them.

Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye | Official Trailer | Disney+

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Since then, a lot of new information regarding the next series has come out. We’ve scoured the internet for all you need to know about the “Hawkeye” series, including when to expect it, who might appear, and what it could be about.

When will Hawkeye on Disney+ be released?

In April of 2019, there were reports that a “Hawkeye” series based on Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton would be part of Marvel’s Disney+ roster, but details regarding when the precise archer would appear on our TV screens were limited.

The series’ premiere date was unknown even when production began in early December 2020 (via ComingSoon.net). After all, the COVID-19 epidemic hit a slew of big-name items across the entertainment industry, causing release schedules to be pushed back months, if not years.

Fortunately, we now know when “Hawkeye” will premiere on Disney+. The series will premiere on November 24, 2021, according to Marvel. That means we’ll have to wait a little longer to see everything the program has to offer, but fans will undoubtedly be relieved to finally have a date.

Clint Barton is played by Jeremy Renner.

The announcement of a “Hawkeye” series was accompanied by confirmation that the actor who portrayed the eponymous character in the MCU will reprise his role for the small screen, as was the case with Marvel’s other Disney+ series announcements, such as “Loki” and “WandaVision.” Jeremy Renner, a two-time Academy Award nominee, has long been one of the original Avengers’ most underappreciated actors, and his series will be the first time the character has ever had a significant role in an MCU plot.

Clint Barton has only made a cameo in “Thor” and a supporting part in “Captain America: Civil War” outside of the “Avengers” movies (which basically functioned as “Avengers 2.5”). Renner didn’t appear in “Avengers: Infinity War,” and his absence was explained by a single phrase from Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, who stated that he was under house arrest. While Hawkeye’s part in “Avengers: Endgame” was more substantial, it’ll be good to see him get his own series.

Hawkeye will be replaced by Kate Bishop.

Renner’s return to Clint Barton’s bow and arrows was accompanied by the joyful news that he will hand the torch to Kate Bishop in “Hawkeye.” Kate is Barton’s pupil who takes over the Hawkeye role and is given Barton’s bow to wield as her own, as readers of the “Hawkeye” comics are well known.

In an interview with ScreenRant, series executive producer Trinh Tran said that the recent comics by writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja, in which Bishop is Barton’s pupil and frequent accomplice, were the inspiration for “Hawkeye.” In the comics, the protagonist is a young woman with long dark hair who is determined to succeed. Though Marvel initially had no casting news other than Jeremy Renner’s return, it didn’t take long for them to disclose that they had another Oscar candidate lined up for the project.

Kate Bishop is portrayed by Hailee Steinfeld.

Hailee Steinfeld was offered the part of Kate Bishop back in September of this year, according to Variety. However, it wasn’t until more than a year later that photographs of Steinfeld filming the show in New York City surfaced, confirming her role. In an interview with Collider, Steinfeld remarked about her involvement, ” “I’m ecstatic to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe… Creating this persona and incorporating aspects from the comics and what we know about her past has been a fantastic experience.”

Steinfeld makes her live-action superhero debut in “Hawkeye.” She did, however, voice Spider-Gwen in the Academy Award-winning animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, so she’s no stranger to the genre or Marvel’s extensive roster of characters. Steinfeld has also been nominated for an Academy Award for her work in the Coen Brothers’ 2010 version of True Grit, in which she co-starred with Matt Damon and Jeff Bridges and received her first feature film role. Given Steinfeld’s stellar record, she appears capable of going toe to toe — or should we say, arrow to arrow — with Jeremy Renner in “Hawkeye,” and might go on to play a larger role in the MCU than Clint Barton ever did.

Is Hawkeye’s family still alive?

Set images revealed that Steinfeld will be co-starring in “Hawkeye” as Kate Bishop at the same time that they also revealed the inclusion of a few other significant characters in the series. Ben Sakamoto, Ava Russo, and Cade Woodward have all been sighted on location, indicating that they will be reprising their roles as Cooper, Lila, and Nathaniel Barton, respectively (via ScreenRant).

While Clint Barton was single (with multiple divorces) in Matt Fraction’s comics, the Barton family has played a significant role in Hawkeye’s characterization in the MCU, with the loss of “the Blip” serving as his motivation for becoming the assassin Ronin, and the possibility of reuniting with the Avengers on their time heist incentivizing him to rejoin the Avengers.

In Hawkeye, who else will appear?

Vera Farmiga, an Oscar contender and co-star in “The Conjuring” series, has been hired as Kate Bishop’s mother Eleanor, while Tony Dalton will play Clint Barton’s mentor Jack Duquesne aka Swordsman. It will be intriguing to watch where the series leads Dalton, who has had both heroic and evil journeys in the comics.

Maya Lopez aka Echo will make her live-action debut in “Hawkeye,” which is based on a comic book character. Maya is a deaf Native American lady with the capacity to precisely copy human actions, allowing her to swiftly learn a broad range of abilities and combat techniques. Alaqua Cox, a deaf performer from the Menominee and Mohican cultures (via Instagram), will play her, and it will be her first cinematic appearance.

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Zahn McClarnon, well known for his roles in “Westworld” and “Longmire,” will play Maya’s father William. Cox is already set to star in an “Echo” stand-alone series, and the Lopez family has a long history in the world of comic books. It’s unclear if she and William will have major roles in “Hawkeye,” or whether their appearances are more of a set-up for a future spin-off.

Fra Fee, an Irish actor, has been hired as Kazi, the villain. Fee confirmed that Kazi will be a live-action adaptation of Kazimierz Kazimierczak, or The Clown, in a tweet around the time of his casting announcement.