by Keane Eacobellis
The first two episodes of Hawkeye landed on Disney Plus on Wednesday, and the preliminary moments of the present had been a enjoyable nostalgia journey for MCU followers.
The scene is about in a high-rise New York penthouse moments previous to the Chitauri invasion and the Avengers assembling to combat again. What follows is successfully a civilian’s eye view of The Avengers‘ Battle of New York, displaying precisely how terrifying this was for regular folks (with particular inspiration from the opening of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice).
The key occasion comes when the younger Kate watches Hawkeye preventing off Chitauri on a rooftop, saves her life from one of many invaders, and acrobatically leaps down into an workplace constructing. It’s a key scene for Kate Bishop, displaying us why she’s a Hawkeye fan and what first drove her to choose up a bow and arrow.
It additionally seems to be completely synced to what we noticed within the Avengers, as confirmed by this fan video:
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Getting the timing proper on this will need to have taken some doing, and it’s fascinating how they’ve seamlessly recycled and reframed The Avengers footage that’s practically a decade outdated for Hawkeye.
Kate Bishop’s fangirling over Hawkeye was in full show within the opening two episodes, with the pair forming an uneasy duo as Clint each struggles to cease the state of affairs with the Tracksuit Mafia spinning uncontrolled and tries to maintain Kate out of it.
As episode two wraps up, he’s failed on each counts, with them each within the clutches of the crime gang and about to meet Alaqua Cox’s Maya Lopez/Echo. This character has key similarities with each Clint and Kate, and within the comics is the adoptive daughter of Wilson Fisk/Kingpin.
That’s inevitably fuelled gossip about Marvel Studios starting to include characters from the Netflix reveals, with followers determined to see extra of Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin.
We might get our solutions on Wednesday when the third episode of Hawkeye airs on Disney Plus.