The Hawkeye series on Disney+ may have its eyes set on a fall 2021 launch date. Lauren Ridloff of Eternals posted a photo with Hawkeye’s Alaqua Cox, captioning it, “Echo and Makkari staring at you, Fall of 2021.” Echo and Makkari will be the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first Deaf superheroes. Echo appeared in Daredevil # 9 in 1999, created by David Mack and Joe Quesada. The character is a Deaf Native American with the ability to replicate her opponents’ actions, much like the evil Taskmaster. It was revealed shortly after Hawkeye began production that Echo would appear in the series, and in late March, it was also rumored that the character would star in her own Disney+ spinoff is in the works, but specifics are scant.
Hawkeye, which was announced in April 2019, follows Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton as he transfers the bow and quiver to Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop. The project is likely to be highly influenced by Matt Fraction and David Aja’s renowned Hawkeye comic run, with characters such as Lucky the Pizza Dog and the Tracksuit Mafia appearing in different capacities. Jeremy Renner reprises his role as Clint Barton, which he initially appeared in in 2011’s Thor.
Clint is anticipated to teach Kate Bishop to be the next Hawkeye in the series. Clint’s time as Ronin, the heroic persona he assumed following the events of Avengers: Endgame, is also likely to be explored in the program. Jeremy Renner plays Clint Barton, Hailee Steinfeld plays Kate Bishop, Jolt plays Pizza Dog/Lucky, Vera Farmiga plays Eleanor Bishop, Florence Pugh plays Yelena Belova, Fra Fee plays Kazi, Tony Dalton plays Jack Duquesne/Swordsman, Alaqua Cox plays Maya Lopez/Echo, and Zahn McClarnon plays William Lopez in Hawkeye. The debut date for the Disney+ series has yet to be announced.