Hawkeye, the Disney+ TV show featuring the return of Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton will premiere November 24 on the streaming platform. Inspired by the Matt Fraction comic, it will introduce the fan-favorite character Kate Bishop, who replaces Clint as Hawkeye in the pages. We will also see Lucky, the Pizza dog in this Christmas-themed series. With so many movies and shows forming part of the MCU, there is no time to watch every piece of media before a new movie or series comes out. And luckily you won’t have to. Here is a list of the essentials to watch before the show premieres.
If you only have time to watch one movie, we recommend choosing Avengers Endgame, as it delved into Hawkeye’s journey from hero to vigilante and how much the loss of his family changed him. It also shows where he is in relation to their family members and how much he cares for them. It is the most recent appearance of the character yet, and the one with more repercussions to him. It also explores his transformation into Ronin, which, according to trailers, will have repercussions on the show.
If you have a little more time in your hands, we also recommend watching Avengers and Avengers Age of Ultron, where the character’s role and backstory were originally defined. In the latter, we meet his family and we understand the reasons why he fights alongside the team. He even poked fun at himself for only being an archer in a team of gods and supersoldiers.
The Most Recent
The most recent connection to the character was in the movie Black Widow, which was Hawkeye’s best friend. In that movie, we find out that Yelena Belova, Widow’s sister, and replacement, was searching for Clint, believing he killed her and searching for revenge. We can trust that this character may appear to confront Clint and have closure on her story.
What Else Is There?
There you have it, the most essential movies to watch before bingeing Hawkeye. We also recommend taking a look at Matt Fraction’s run on the character, as it is considered one of the best stories of the character. It is also being used as inspiration for the series, as Fraction himself has been added to the production as a consultant producer.