Hawkeye: Jeremy Renner Confirms What The Series Will Cue From Comics

It has been finally confirmed by Hawkeye actor Jeremy Renner that the upcoming Hawkeye series will be taking cues from the Marvel comics. While appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show this week, Renner himself explained how the Hawkeye comics will come into play in the series. He revealed, “We use the comics a lot as a basis for the look and format of the show.”

Hawkeye Will Take A Cue From Comics


It will be hard to look at the promotional posters for Hawkeye and not come away with the impression that Hawkeye will be a direct adaptation of the Aja and Fraction run. While there will be some differences, just like there are in the MCU, but the basics will remain the same. It’s also really nice to get the confirmation about the series in such an honest way before heading into a giant event for many Marvel fans.

Hailey Steinfeld Is Set For Her MCU Debut

Hailey Steinfeld as Kate Bishop
Hailey Steinfeld as Kate Bishop

A recent interview also saw Hailey Steinfeld preparing herself for the MCU debut. Steinfeld also compared reading the Marvel Comics to reading Emily Dickinson’s work for her series Dickinson on Apple TV+. It also turned out that the source material is very crucial for the two projects.

“As far as the comics go, yes,” Seinfeld said when addressing cramming for her Marvel series. “Again, it’s kind of like Emily and her poetry: having this world of endless information. I’ve always loved comics. I’ve always been a very visual person, and a large book with anything over 200-250 pages has always intimidated me, so comics have always been something I’ve been drawn to because of the visual aspect of it. So I’ve had so much fun reading these comics, and going through them and discovering these elements of Kate Bishop that are in there that we’re bringing to life in the show, and other elements of the comics.”

While talking to Comicbook.com MCU producer Trinh Tran revealed how the studio views these Marvel shows. While the adaptation of these occurs, these series are built to be like films with a similar level of production value.

“We’re treating our shows as if we’re making our features,” Tran said. “I mean, the feel and the quality of those TV shows are going to be like the Marvel movies that you’ve seen. So that’s always been [Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige]’s mindset of let’s make sure that when people are going to be watching these episodes, it’s going to feel like it’s just one long movie except rather than two-and-a-half hours, it’s going to be much longer. And the idea behind certain characters getting their shows is because we’ll have a lot more time to be able to develop these characters rather than the shorter.”

Hawkeye will premiere on November 24 on Disney+.

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