All The Sneaky Easter Eggs We Spotted In The ‘Hawkeye’ Trailer

Is this the beginning of the Young Avengers?

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Last night Marvel dropped the trailer for Hawkeye, featuring our first official look at Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop, and fans are losing their minds.

The series will debut exclusively on Disney+ from the 24th of November with new episodes weekly. Like the Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the series will be 6 episodes long. So, let’s take a dive into what we can expect, based on the trailer.

Giving Hawkeye His Dues

Let’s face it, the MCU has never really invested in Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye. It’s been a running joke for a decade, so much so even SNL did a skit about it. His character has been woefully inconsistent throughout the Avengers films and had so little characterisation it was considered a plot twist for this man to have a family.

To this day, he remains the only original Avenger without his own film. Making matters worse, much of Hawkeye’s comic-book characteristics were erased, including his deafness and circus orphan origins.

But from the looks of this trailer, that’s all about to change. This is Hawkeye’s show and for the first time, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye actually feels like the character from the comics.

Circus imagery throughout the trailer hints at an exploration of Clint’s origins, and Renner can even be seen wearing hearing aids. Not to mention that a flashback to Endgame means that for the first time, Clint’s character will be consistently written.

Meet Kate Bishop

Calling it now, if you’ve never glanced at a comic, you’re gonna love meeting Kate Bishop. Played by Hailee Steinfeld, Kate takes up the mantle of Hawkeye in the comics and is glimpsed in the trailer teaming up with Clint.

Like Clint, Kate is a gifted archer and somewhat of a vigilante. The trailer hints at Kate being somewhat of a Hawkeye stan, honing her archery skills to be just like her idol.

In the comics, Kate helps form the Young Avengers. The team also includes Wanda Maximoff’s son, Billy who appeared in WandaVision, and Eli Bradley who appeared in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Is Hawkeye the beginning of the Young Avengers? Will we see Kate take up the Hawkeye mantle? I hope so, either way, I am beyond excited. Especially since horror icon, Vera Farmiga is playing Kate’s villainously rich mum.

Other Christmassy Easter Eggs

Hawkeye is unashamedly a Christmas show. From the carolled up trailer to the snow-covered scenery to an antlered up Lucky the Pizza Dog (Clint’s faithful dog from the comics) — Hawkeye is a  Disney+ Christmas gift to fans.

Also in the trailer, we catch a glimpse of Echo, aka Maya Lopez. A First Nations person of the Cheyenne, Echo’s talent is her photographic memory and incredible reflexes that allow her to mimic anything she sees. Like Clint, she is also Deaf.

Hilariously, we also catch a preview of ‘Rogers’, a Hamilton-esque stage musical about Steve Rogers. A billboard advertises the show and in the latter half of the trailer, we see Vera Farmiga sipping wine as she watches a performance because nothing is more villainous than enjoying musical theatre.

Hawkeye has never quite reached the epic height of popularity enjoyed by his fellow Avengers in the MCU, but if this trailer s is anything to go by, this is all about to change.

Hawkeye will stream exclusively on Disney+ from November 24, 2021.