The year is coming to an end and Marvel Studios’ greatest archer, Hawkeye, has his target set on getting home to his family for Christmas. In the latest Disney+ Hotstar series, starring Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, the ace archer sets on a journey to go back to his family but his trysts with outlaws impede his journey in the post-blip world. To defeat them, Hawkeye teams up with a 22-year-old skilled archer and his biggest fan, Kate Bishop played by actor Hailee Steinfeld, to unravel a criminal conspiracy. Catch one of the original Avengers live in action as he gears up for his next big adventure. Hawkeye marks the fifth Marvel Studios series streaming now on Disney+ Hotstar in a language close to home for Indian fans across the country.
Talking about his character Clint Barton and how his story ties back to the previous Marvel films, actor Jeremy Renner said, “In Avengers: Age of Ultron, they cemented the family life. I think that was a huge thing for the original six Avengers. It answered, ‘What are we doing all of this for?’ Having that secret family and grounding it in his values—that was a great leap for the character. Fans would see the character return to the big screen in Captain America: Civil War in 2016 as part of Team Cap, and again in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame to help all of the heroes defeat Thanos. But during the five years preceding Endgame, Clint Barton went to the dark side as Ronin. He lost his whole family in the blip, and then he took his pain and rage and sadness out on every bad guy on the planet. Everyone dealt with those losses in a different way—Clint went full-on vigilante. Justified or not, it’s a giant weight on him because he knew he was going outside the moral code of what he is. That’s where we start the series—things that happened in the past catch up to him.”