During a recent press event attended by Looper, it was revealed that the new “Hawkeye” Disney+ show was inspired, in part, by a very small and very important scene in 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” In the final act of the movie, as they are surrounded by an army of sentient robots trying to kill them, Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) implores Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) to help fight off Ultron (voiced by James Spader) as they hide inside a damaged building. To motivate her, he tells her, “When you go out that door, you’re an Avenger.” According to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, this scene also happens to be one of his favorite moments in the franchise.
Feige also emphasized that the new series exists primarily so that we can get more of Renner in the role of Hawkeye. However, the Marvel Studios head also said that the decision to introduce Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop as a junior archer was heavily influenced by his wish to see the original Avenger in the role of a mentor — something he enjoyed about that scene with Wanda in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
“There are moments in all of Jeremy’s appearances where you see mentor,” Feige said. According to Feige, it has long been his intention to explore more of Hawkeye’s history and delve into the Matt Fraction-David Aja comics.
The first two episodes of “Hawkeye” debut on November 24 on Disney+.