Hawkeye was Disney+’s final Marvel Studios series to premiere in 2021. We got to see Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop and Clint Barton’s Ronin clean up the devastation left behind by Avengers: Endgame in the episode. In the end, they were largely successful. The last time viewers saw them together; it was a lovely, tranquil occasion where Bishop received the honor of being Hawkeye.
What will happen to these characters in the future? With numerous seasons of bow-and-arrow lunacy open for development, their condition appears to be the beginning of many more stories.
The future of Hawkeye isn’t entirely bleak, but Marvel Studios’ recent decision has put some serious questions. Sadly, there has been no formal announcement of a second season of the show. Only Loki and What If…? have been ordered for a second season on Disney+ thus far.
The Future of the Marvel Superhero Hawkeye Is in Jeopardy?
According to a recent Variety story, those expecting the second season of Hawkeye may have their hopes dashed.
According to Deadline, Loki will not be included with Hawkeye and Moon Knight in the Emmys’ Limited Series category. Instead, the show starring Tom Hiddleston will be included under the drama category.
With Jeremy Renner as the show’s star, Hawkeye is in the same limited series category as WandaVision, suggesting that a traditional second season is not planned for the Jeremy Renner-starrer.
Is There a Season 2 in the Works for Hawkeye?
It would be the perfect show if Hawkeye were to continue on a season-by-season basis. Clint Barton and Kate Bishop’s ever-changing partnership could have easily been documented in the series and possibly led to the establishment of the reported Young Avengers squad.
Laura Barton’s secret history, Eleanor Bishop’s future, the Kingpin’s reign of terror, and even further fleshing out Tony Dalton’s Jack Duquesne are just a few of the possibilities await.
Remember that these Emmy adjustments don’t necessarily mean that Hawkeye or Moon Knight won’t be returning for another season—but it’s not looking good. Shows have gone on to have numerous seasons even though only one was planned in the past.
Additionally, limited series are anthologies since each season presents a new story and features a new cast. Both of those Marvel Studios shows are difficult to see how that might apply, but the creatives could find a way to keep going if they wanted to.
Ultimately, if the studios desired, they could easily chalk up a continuance as an unanticipated concept that warranted telling.
Were There Any Surprises in the Finale of ‘Hawkeye?’
Hawkeye may not get a second season, but the show’s ending offers up the prospect of future stories for the show’s characters.
One final time, Clint Barton and Kate Bishop teamed up to take down Kingpin and the Tracksuit Mafia in Hawkeye Episode 6. Kazi attempted to assassinate Eleanor Bishop for Kingpin at Eleanor Bishop’s holiday dinner. The Tracksuit Mafia confronted Clint and Kate as they fled the party. A trick arrow from Kate incapacitates Kingpin, saving Kate’s mother.
After the war with Kate, Echo tracked down and killed Kingpin’s assassin, Kazi. Both Yelena Belova and Echo made an appearance, although they each had their own goals in mind going into the fight. Yelena believed Clint was responsible for the killing of her sister, and Echo sought vengeance for her father’s death. However, when the camera panned away from the bad guy and Echo, the audience heard his niece plead with him to spare him.
Even though they were at odds, Clint persuaded Yelena to believe that Natasha chose to die in Avengers: Endgame so that she may live. Natasha’s love for Yelena brought them together, and then Yelena ran away.
When Will the Second Season of Hawkeye Premiere on Disney+?
It’s not uncommon for a second season of a TV show to come between 12 and 18 months after the first, but Marvel productions are part of a larger MCU strategy.
There are no guarantees that Hawkeye will return or even that the show itself will be renewed at all because of this. Alternatively, these characters could reappear in another film or television series.
However, if the second season of Hawkeye is confirmed, we expect fresh episodes to premiere no earlier than 2023 at the earliest.
Who Will Appear in Hawkeye Season 2?
One of the most critical unanswered questions about Hawkeye season two is whether or not Jeremy Renner will be appearing. Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop has been set up to replace the original Hawkeye in season one.
As a result, it’s safe to assume Hailee will be back, but we shouldn’t write off Jeremy just yet. Producer Trinh Tran says Renner could still have a role in the MCU in the future (but we doubt he’ll be as important as before).
Tran said in an interview with CinePOP: “Clint Barton is a storyteller’s dream since there is never a dull moment. Clint Barton is his favorite character because he’s the only one who truly understands him. There’s still a lot to discover. As for what the future holds, we’ll have to wait and see. There are possibilities, in my opinion. We’ll have to wait and see.”
Vincent D’Onofrio, the actor who portrayed Kingpin in the Netflix series Hawkeye and Daredevil, is also a great mystery. It would appear we are in the Avenger-killing business, Kingpin announced to an assembled group of crime leaders in the final issue of Matt Fraction’s iconic Hawkeye series. Nonetheless, at the climax of Hawkeye, Echo shot him off-screen, seemingly killing him.
But is Kingpin dead, or will he return at some point, wounded but still alive? The latter is what we’re betting on. How did he handle all those arrows to the chest, by the way? Expect to see him back in Hawkeye season 2 and Echo’s spin-off show if that is the case. At least Yelena Romanoff (Florence Pugh), Kate’s new best friend, will be around to provide a hand — and some hot sauce, no less!