The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe character to get their own series on the upcoming Disney+ streaming platform is none other then Hawkeye. Better yet, instead of being a series focused solely on the famed Avenger, it's going to see him pass on the torch to Kate Bishop.
First reported by Variety, the Hawkeye series is still in the development phase but has Jeremy Renner attached to star. He would follow Loki, Vision, and Scarlet Witch as characters who already got their own series on Disney's budding streaming platform.
The unique story that the series will follow will be Clint Barton handing off the Hawkeye mantle to Kate Bishop. Barton and Bishop share a storyline together in the Marvel Comics that also sees her become Hawkeye. She goes on to become a member of the Young Avengers.
That in itself is something quite refreshing. Marvel is adding more female protagonist who are leading their own movies and TV shows.
In any case, this series should expand the MCU as it stands, and should help set the stage for a post-Jeremy Renner Hawkeye in the universe.
As for when we can expect the new series, the answer is up in the air. Disney+ is expected to launch later in 2019, and since the Hawkeye series is still in development, we likely wouldn't see it until late 2020 at the earliest. We are in for a long wait, but it should be worth it.
The next time you'll see Hawkeye will be in Avengers: Endgame where he has taken up the Ronin alter ego after his family is wiped out by Thanos' snap. Endgame opens in theaters April 26.