Kingpin’s Shadow Looms Over The World Of Hawkeye In New Poster

When Vincent D’Onofrio was reported to reprise his role as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye in July 2021, fans were both terrified and excited for what the future would hold. Kingpin was a fan-favorite villain in the Marvel Netflix series, but would he stay the same in the MCU? Would he be the same character? Would he look the same? Would he act the same? When Hawkeye Episode 5 premiered on December 15, fans got their first glimpse at what Kingpin looked like, and fans were relieved that it was the same version of Fisk as the one from Daredevil. Now, we have a new poster, one that shows Kingpin’s shadow over the MCU.

In a newly released poster from the Hawkeye TV series on Disney+, fans got a good look at Clint Barton and Kate Bishop, who are the most prominent in the poster. Lucky the Pizza Dog was next, with Yelena Belova and Maya Lopez in the second tier as well. In the third tier, Kazi, Eleanor Bishop, Jack Duquesne, and the main members of the Tracksuit Mafia. In what could be called the “zero tier”, though, you see Kingpin’s oval-shaped head, with his large body as a shadow looming over the entire cast. That’s meant to represent that Kingpin sees all and controls all, even though nobody knows who he is.

The full poster can be seen below:

KINGPIN’S SHADOW LOOMS OVER THE WORLD OF HAWKEYE IN NEW POSTER

The poster as a whole is quite nice, as it shows all the members of the main cast. The most surprising appearances were Florence Pugh and Kingpin’s shadow on the poster, though, as they were a surprise for fans in the fourth and fifth episodes, respectively. It’s surprising if you count the poster as a promotional piece of work that fans are meant to see before they see the series, but if they’re meant to see this post-finale, or at least post-Episode 5, then it’s not too much of a shocker. Overall, the poster is really well done, there are Christmas lights decorating the outside, and both the high-rises and suburbs of New York City are displayed.

What do you think of this poster? Did you like Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin in Hawkeye? All 6 episodes of the first season of Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye are now streaming exclusively on Disney+. Check out Kingpin in episodes 5 and 6.

‘Hawkeye’ Episode 3 Review: Dark Twists And Hilarious Turns

Episode 3 of Hawkeye raises the bar yet again. I’m doing a new format for my reviews, more of a bullet-point format. Overall, the episode is the best MCU episode we’ve ever gotten, and there is so much plot development and character depth. There’s a strengths/weaknesses section, questions/comments/notes section, and then finally my rankings.

(L-R): William Lopez (Zahn McClarnon) and Young Maya Lopez in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye. ©Marvel Studios 2021.
Strengths
  • Great debut episode for directing duo Bert & Bertie, excellent intro to Maya Lopez and who she is, as a character.
  • Cinematography was OFF THE CHARTS, that continuous moving shot was the longest shot I’ve ever seen, and they pulled it off to perfection.
  • Loved the VFX work. Again, flawless.
  • Costumes were off the charts. Tracksuit Mafia especially, it’s comic-accurate, and hilarious.
  • Alaqua Cox stuns as Maya Lopez/Echo, and somehow manages to blow Hailee Steinfeld away as well, who has been the focal point of the series so far.
  • Enjoyed more of a Christmas-y feel this time around. Really loved what directing duo Bert & Bertie brought to the table.
  • Marketing was wonderful for this episode. The TV spots, the cliffhanger that was teased, and even most of the Hawkeye section for Marvel Studios’ Disney+ Day 2021 Special was from the car chase.
  • The score is…..nuts. Absolutely nuts. I love it so much, and I take back what I said in my episode 1 and 2 reviews. This score STANDS OUT from all others.
Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye. ©Marvel Studios 2021.
Weaknesses
  • Too short of an episode, only 43 minutes. I feel it could’ve been longer.
  • Production design was a bit rough, some of the locations were poorly scouted/designed.
  • The only scene where the writing fell apart was the escape from warehouse scene in the beginning. Would’ve been better had they showed more hand-to-hand combat from Kate, and didn’t have Clint dispatch them so easily.
Questions
  • Will Clint be home in time for Christmas?
  • Is “uncle” actually Kingpin?
  • Who is Jack, where he deals in black market auctions and knows how to fight with a sword?
  • Where is Yelena Belova?
  • What is Sloan Ltd?
(L-R): Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Kazi (Fra Fee), Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox), Ivan (Aleks Paunovic), and Enrique (Carlos Navarro) in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye. ©Marvel Studios 2021.
Comments/Notes
  • Arguably the best episode of Marvel TV, ever.
  • That cliffhanger…..can’t wait for episode 4, and I want to know more about this watch.
  • Pym arrows? Like, what? LOVE IT so much.
  • I’d like to see more of Kazi’s past explored. Who is he, as a person?
  • Excited to see if a Ronin/Swordsman duel happens at somepoint.
  • Kate talking with Yelena will be a sight to feast on, I want her in this series so badly.
  • I would like to know if and how Madame Masque plays into the series.
Rankings
  • Directing: 10
  • Writing: 9
  • Acting: 11
  • Cinematography: 10
  • Score: 11
  • VFX: 10
  • Editing: 10
  • Costume Design: 10
  • Production Design: 7
  • Marketing: 10
  • Overall: 9.8

What did you think of the third episode of Hawkeye? Let us know by mentioning @ReviewedCinema on Twitter. The first three episodes of Hawkeye are now available on Disney+, and the fourth episode will release on December 8.

‘Hawkeye’ Episode 2 Review: A Dark, Action-Packed, Entertaining Mystery

Hawkeye‘s second episode is extremely dark, action-packed, and I love it. I’m doing a new format for my reviews, more of a bullet-point format. Overall, the second episode is great, it’s entertaining, and it’s still arguably the best MCU Disney+ series yet. There’s a strengths/weaknesses section, questions/comments/notes section, and then finally my rankings.

(L-R) Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye. ©Marvel Studios 2021.
Strengths
  • I loved the fencing scene between Jack and Kate. It really showed just how complicated Kate has become, and the lengths she is willing to go to, to unveil this conspiracy.
  • The cinematography on this episode is again, wonderful. The VFX is also flawless, some things I couldn’t even realize were VFX, until I thought about it later.
  • The score is again, so great. Christophe Beck kills it, and the credit music is currently on repeat for me.
  • Costumes are excellent, better than the first episode. Can’t wait to see their final costumes.
Weaknesses
  • I felt the opening and LARPing scene could have used work, honestly they bored me. I wish it could’ve been a bit darker. I guess I’ve just gotten so used to dark themes in MCU TV series like WandaVision, Loki, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, I wasn’t prepared for this light-hearted nature.
  • The marketing was, again, poor. This episode was wonderful, but wasn’t able to reach a lot of people because of how bad the marketing was. This needs to be a learning lesson for Marvel Studios.
(L-R) Jack Duquesne (Tony Dalton) and Eleanor Bishop (Vera Farmiga) in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye. ©Marvel Studios 2021.
Questions
  • Could Maya Lopez be controlling the Tracksuit Mafia for Kingpin?
  • Why does the Tracksuit Mafia want Hawkeye?
  • Who really is Jack Duquesne? Swordsman, maybe?
  • Did Jack kill Armand III?
  • What connections does Eleanor Bishop have with the criminal underworld?
  • When does Yelena come into the story?
Comments/Notes
  • Loving Tony Dalton as Jack, cannot wait to see more of him.
  • Rhys Thomas’ directing style is incredibly unique, and I find myself loving everything he does to infinity. I honestly am shell-shocked, and want the finale (which is the final episode of the season that he directs) right now.
  • The costumes were quite good, I feel. Kate Bishop’s costume reflects who she is, purple for open and caring, but the black sections for mysterious and dangerous.
  • The acting is great. In the minute or so of screen time she has, Alaqua Cox blew me away in her performance. Can’t wait to see her again in Episode 3.
Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye. ©Marvel Studios 2021.
Rankings
  • Directing: 10
  • Writing: 7
  • Acting: 10
  • Cinematography: 10
  • Score: 9
  • VFX: 10
  • Editing: 10
  • Costume Design: 9
  • Production Design: 10
  • Marketing: 7
  • Overall: 9.2

What did you think of this first episode of Hawkeye? Let us know by mentioning @ReviewedCinema on Twitter. The first three episodes of Hawkeye are now available on Disney+, and the fourth episode will release on December 8.

‘Hawkeye’ Episode 1 Review: A Fun, Action-Packed Adventure That Tops All Competition

Hawkeye looks to be a fun, action-packed adventure, and episode 1 of the series capitalizes on that expectation. I’m doing a new format for my reviews, more of a bullet-point format. Overall, the episode is great, it’s action-packed, and it’s arguably the best MCU Disney+ series yet. There’s a strengths/weaknesses section, questions/comments/notes section, and then finally my rankings.

Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye. ©Marvel Studios 2021.
Strengths
  • For the first time in an MCU Disney+ show, Hawkeye manages to balance world-building and plot development. There is a LOT of story that is introduced, but there is also quite a bit of developing story. We meet a lot of new characters, but somehow we understand those characters so quickly, and it’s easy to move on to what shifty business some of them may be doing.
  • Heavily, heavily, HEAVILY inspired on Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye run. One of my favorite comics of all time, so this was amazing for me.
  • Opening credits are SO AMAZING, Marvel Studios needs to do more opening credits instead of closing ones.
  • VFX and editing had no issues at all, and the production design was incredibly detailed.
  • Hailee Steinfeld delivered an Emmy-worthy performance, no issues there. Hailee is so convincing as Kate Bishop, I can’t imagine another actress who would be better suited for the role.
  • The directing and cinematography were amazing, Rhys Thomas did an incredible job.
Weaknesses
  • The score was for the most part, good, but not in any way notable. The WandaVision and Ant-Man and the Wasp score stood out to me in a way that the Hawkeye score didn’t. Hopefully, over the next 5 episodes, the filmmakers can rectify that. However, Marc Shaiman’s song for Rogers: The Musical was golden.
  • The marketing for Hawkeye was a bit dull, almost no TV spots, only 1 trailer, and not a ton of character posters. It also seems like they’re playing to the strengths of Matt Fraction and David Aja’s comic run, instead of playing to the strengths of Rhys Thomas and Bert & Bertie’s TV series.
(L-R) Cooper Barton (Ben Sakamoto),Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Nathaniel Barton (Cade Woodward), Lila Barton (Ava Russo), in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye. ©Marvel Studios 2021.
Questions
  • Could Kazi turn into The Clown?
  • Could Kingpin appear in the series?
  • What role does Echo play?
  • What does a watch have to do with anything?
  • Will Kate Bishop become the new Hawkeye?
  • What beef does the Tracksuit Mafia have with Ronin?
Comments/Notes
  • In the comics, Kazi is also known as The Clown.
  • Opening credits are VERY fun, best I’ve seen from the MCU.
  • Hawkeye has the same type of vibe that I get from the Marvel Netflix shows, particularly Daredevil. Lots of hand-to-hand combat, VERY dark.
  • In the Matt Fraction & David Aja comic run, Kingpin and Madame Masque appear.
  • In the comics, Kate Bishop takes over for Clint Barton and becomes the new Hawkeye.
  • Overall, first episode was great, cannot wait to see what they do with the next 5 episodes.
A still from Rogers: The Musical in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye. ©Marvel Studios 2021.
Rankings
  • Directing: 9
  • Writing: 8.5
  • Acting: 9.5
  • Cinematography: 10
  • Score: 8.5
  • VFX: 10
  • Editing: 10
  • Costume Design: 7.5
  • Production Design: 10
  • Marketing: 6
  • Overall: 8.7

What did you think of this first episode of Hawkeye? Let us know by mentioning @ReviewedCinema on Twitter. The first two episodes of Hawkeye are now available on Disney+, and the third episode will release on December 1.

‘Hawkeye’ Review: Holiday Cheer Wrapped In A Bow (NO SPOILERS)

'Twas the night before Hawkeye, and all through New York
Decisions for Clint Barton, in the road, there is a fork
He wants Christmas with his kids, and spending time in the snow
Too bad for Clint, the Tracksuit Mafia has other plans, bro

Track suits and trick arrow, New York snow and New York smog
An unlikely hero emerges, Lucky the Pizza Dog
Saving the day, following Clint and Kate
So Clint can return to his family, before an important date
A hilarious New York festivus, like an episode of Seinfeld

Without a doubt the main highlight, is Ms. Hailee Steinfeld
I'm two episodes in, and I can't wait to discuss
Check out Hawkeye November 24th, exclusively on Disney Plus
(L-R) Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye. © Marvel Studios 2021.

The first two episodes of Hawkeye bring a fun street level conflict we haven’t seen since yet in the MCU. While a show like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier explored street-level action, the stakes of toppling world governments are obviously greater than trying to make it home in time for Christmas. The levity of the stakes and Christmas spirit provide a fun change of pace to Hawkeye in comparison to other MCU projects.

While some people will argue that Iron Man 3 is a Christmas movie (it’s me, I’m some people), Hawkeye brings a level of holiday cheer we haven’t yet seen. The classic Christmas in New York aesthetic was warm and welcoming despite the cold weather. With Hailee Steinfeld’s unbelievable charm as Kate Bishop, Lucky the Pizza dog and enough Christmas spirit, this show provides something for all fans, even those not fully caught up with the MCU.

Characters

The banter between Hawkeye squared is as witty as expected, piggy backing off the dynamic Clint had with Wanda in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and beyond. While the show is an ode the an MCU legend in Clint Barton, it’s without a doubt Kate Bishop that steals the show. The chemistry is similar to that of our Black Widows, Natasha and Yelena. Natasha and Clint get their shine, and the new characters becomes fan favorites.

(L-R) Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye. ©Marvel Studios 2021.
2-Episode Premiere

It was definitely a smart decision to release two episodes at once, as similarly to WandaVision, the first episode is enjoyable but doesn’t quite hook the audience. With the two episode format however, they were able to give us the necessary back story, introduce Kate wonderfully (the opening scene everyone talks about lives up to the hype) as well as commence the plot, leaving us with an exciting finale to the second episode.

Action

The fight scenes don’t quite compare to what we have seen recently in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier or Black Widow, however they also don’t seem to be the focus through two episodes. This is not meant to be overly negative, as Phase 4 projects have raised the action bar to a new level in the MCU. Although the action isn’t overly clean, seeing Kate and Clint go toe-toe-toe with the Tracksuit Mafia is still a great viewing experience, bro.

Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye. ©Marvel Studios 2021.
Overview

Overall, the show’s quality through two episodes was right in line with the other MCU Disney Plus shows with the potential to be the best one yet. Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop is going to be a staple on our screens for years to come, and we couldn’t be Lucky-er.

Note From Author

I’ll be honest, getting my very first press screening from Disney in my email was a wildly exciting experience. Seeing the Hawkeye link a few days early made me feel incredibly immersed in this industry, and truly grateful for to everyone along the way who has helped me. I’m so grateful for the people at FandomWire, Cinema Reviewed and especially everyone who reads my work.

Follow me on Twitter, @TJ_Zwarych5 and check out FandomWire’s Marvel Podcast: Agents Of Fandom.

Overall Rating: 8/10

New Echo TV Series Announced At Disney+ Day

Prepare for Echo, friends of the MCU.

Disney+ Day was, to say the least, INSANE. Over 15 Marvel Studios TV series were highlighted at the presentation, with some first looks, some brand-new announcements, and some redesigned logos for already announced TV series. Well, this is one of the second type.

Last year, fans were treated to some news by Deadline when they reported that an Echo TV series was in development at Marvel Studios, a spinoff of the Hawkeye TV series. Now, we have confirmation of that scoop, as well as a brand-new logo to accompany it:

ECHO TV SERIES ANNOUNCED AT DISNEY+ DAY

Yes, a brand-new TV series was unveiled at Disney+ Day 2021, Echo.

In addition to that announcement, fans were also treated to a logo of the series, seen above. There was no specified release date, but with a rumored production start of February 2022, we could potentially see the first season released in 2023. From the logo, it seems that the series will have a darker tone, and will have more hand-to-hand combat. In the comics, Echo (aka Maya Lopez) is a blind assassin that works for Kingpin, killing his enemies, and is sent on repeated missions to kill Daredevil.

This announcement was an especially exciting one, as we had been waiting on this announcement for a while, so it’s nice to finally get confirmation. In the MCU, Echo will be introduced in Hawkeye, which premieres November 24 on Disney+. It’s unknown to the extent of her role in the series, and what part she will play in the overall story, but fans have that to look forward to if they want to see some of Alaqua Cox’s Echo.

Want to see more of Maya Lopez in the MCU? Catch Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye when it shoots onto Disney+ on November 24, and follow @ReviewedCinema on Twitter for all breaking news and updates, and for more information on Marvel Studios’ Echo when it becomes available.

Here’s What We’ve Learned From The Brand-New Hawkeye Trailer

There’s been a TON of speculation as to what (and who) will appear in the Hawkeye TV series, and we now have SOME of the info as to what will happen in the series. Let’s break down this magnificent, Christmas-themed trailer.

Hailee Steinfeld, Vera Farmiga, Alaqua Cox, And More

(L-R): Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) in MARVEL STUDIOS’ HAWKEYE (2021)

Kate Bishop is by far, the highlight of this trailer. Her humor combined with her action is an incredible match. Vera Farmiga has a tiny shot in this trailer as well, raising her wine glass. Maya Lopez also makes a brief cameo.

Here’s what we know from this trailer:

  • Hawkeye is a Christmas TV series.
  • Clint Barton meets Kate Bishop when she’s masquerading as Ronin.
  • Some of the bad guys are people in red jackets.
  • Lucky the Dog is adorable.
  • Kate is Clint’s sidekick.
  • The series is set in New York City, post-Blip.

Here are some details that have been reported by the trades but not confirmed by Marvel Studios:

  • Florence Pugh appears as Yelena Belova in 3-4 episodes.
  • Madame Masque plays a main villain in the series.
  • Vincent D’Onofrio will make his debut as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin in Episode 5.
  • Hawkeye will have a Season 2.

Watch the full trailer here:

Hawkeye premieres on Disney+ on November 24, 2021.

Marvel Studios: All Upcoming Projects And Our Take On Them – Part 2

In Part 1, we gave a quick overview of all the Phase 4 projects so far. In Part 2, we’ll go over Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Marvel Studios has a lot of projects in the works. Secret Invasion, She-Hulk, and Blade, to name a few. We’re nearing the end of the year, and our team thought it would be good to give our take on all the Phase 4 projects left in 2021.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Wenwu (Tony Leung) and Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) in Marvel Studios’ SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021.

Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, has been a hit with test audiences. People are praising Simu Liu for his jaw-dropping performance as the first Asian superhero in the MCU, and the supporting cast, consisting of Tony Leung, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Ronny Chieng, Michelle Yeoh, Fala Chen, and Florian Munteanu. It releases September 3rd, exclusively in theaters, and it seems that they will stick to a theaters-only model.

The film is set in present-day San Francisco. It’s not clear if the film is pre or post-Endgame, but it’s set after The Incredible Hulk, and presumably after Avengers: Infinity War, as Abomination and Wong appear in the film. Shang-Chi is trying to live a normal life, away from his father’s villainous organization, when he gets drawn back in, and sucks Awkwafina’s Katy into the mess.

(L-R): Xialing (Meng’er Zhang), Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) and Katy (Awkwafina) in Marvel Studios’ SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
What We’d Like To See + Notes

It’s unknown what impacts this film will have on the wider MCU. There are now options for how to make an origin story, a 2.5 hour way, or a 6 hour way. As a result, many origin stories have been shifted to Disney+. For some reason, Shang-Chi seems to be exempt. The only other 2 upcoming origin stories that are not TV series are Eternals and Fantastic Four, but as these are both team origins, that may have been the factor in deciding to make these stories in the movie format, not a show.

Things we’d like to see included in this film are stunning action sequences, which we’re sure to get. We’d also like to see serious character development of both Shang-Chi and Katy in this film. The last thing we’d like to see are ties to the MCU, and hopefully some spoiler-filled post-credit scenes! Fans love easter eggs every time they pop up somewhere, and as we saw in Black Widow, post-credit scenes still can be good in the post-Endgame era/Multiverse saga.

Ms. Marvel

Not much is known about the plot of Ms. Marvel, as Marvel Studios has been very secretive about this series, as well as Hawkeye. An odd thing to note is that TV series seem to be subject to less leaks than feature films. It’s unknown as to why, but certainly less set photos have come out of Ms. Marvel than Spider-Man: No Way Home. Ms. Marvel herself is played by none other than the talented Iman Vellani. Nothing is known about the villain, but some have speculated that The Inventor will play that role. In the comics, The Inventor was Ms. Marvel’s original villain, taking teenagers and brainwashing them to do his bidding. The Inventor also goes by the alias “Birdman” because, well, he has a bird’s head on a human’s body.

Production & Release

The series started production in November 2020, and concluded in May-June 2021. Hawkeye received a November 24th premiere date on Disney+. As a result, there has been recent controversy as to the release date of the series. Some have said that this means that Ms. Marvel will be delayed to Early 2022. After, others defended recent comments made by Victoria Alonso, that Ms. Marvel will premiere before the end of 2021. The only time slot where the show could fit in is a short, 6-week gap between the finale of What If…? (October 6), and the premiere of Hawkeye. That slot would be October 13 to November 17, giving the show just enough time to air. It’s unlikely, but possible.

Questions, Theories, & Leaks

Main questions surrounding this show, are mainly, will Kamala Khan be an Inhuman, as in the comics, or will Marvel Studios adapt her to live-action by giving her man-made powers? Recent leaks have said that Kamala will be wearing bracelets, and when she puts on those bracelets for the first time, they will infuse her with energy-based powers.

This reinforces a theory recently made by professional YouTuber and film critic Grace Randolph, that when Monica Rambeau (Spectrum), Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel), and Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel) all meet up in The Marvels, they can sync their powers together.

A report from IMDB suggests that Captain Marvel (played by Brie Larson), will make an appearance in 2 episodes of Ms. Marvel. If this is true, it could be how we see Kamala and Carol first meet in the MCU, and if true, would lead directly into either The Marvels or Secret Invasion, as another recent report on IMDB claims that both Iman Vellani and Brie Larson will appear as their characters in Secret Invasion, both for 6 episodes. That show will lead directly into The Marvels.

Eternals

This film and Spider-Man: No Way Home have the most Twitter fan pages out of all the upcoming MCU projects. Eternals, directed by Oscar winning-director Chloe Zhao, releases November 5th, 2021. There’s been a lot of excitement surrounding this film.

Questions, Theories, & Leaks

One month ago, one of our writers posted an exclusive about the true villain of Eternals. Our sources have said that Ikarus would be a traitor, and Sersi would discover that. Our sources told us that Ajak had decided to save Earth. As a result, Ikarus kills her. If this turns out to be true, it could make for a very interesting dilemma with the remaining members of the Eternals. Sprite, Phastos, Thena, Druig, Kingo, Makkari, and Gilgamesh would all have to pick sides. It also raises questions as to how the Deviants and Celestials fit into the film.

Box Office

It’s too far for any box office projections of any kind to be graphed, and there have been rumors that Eternals will shift to a day-and-date format with a simultaneous release in theaters and on Disney+ with their Premier Access service. However, if the Delta variant does begin to fade a little by November, and Disney chooses to keep Eternals theaters-exlcusive, we could expect a $100M opening weekend. But at this point, it’s a waiting game.

Hawkeye

(L-R): Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Hawkeye. Kate Bishop, Clint Barton, Yelena Belova, Maya Lopez, and more. The cast of Hawkeye is stacked, with Hailee Steinfeld, Jeremy Renner, Florence Pugh, Vera Farmiga, Alaqua Cox, Fra Fee, and more. The series is set to premiere on November 24, and is expected to run until December 29.

Notes, Leaks, Questions

Leaks from the set of Hawkeye and on Reddit claim that Madame Masque will be the main villain of season 1, and that Vincent D’Onofrio will reprise his MCU role as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin. Note that there are only 6 episodes, yet so much story to cover. This show will have a spinoff, with Maya Lopez getting her own series, Echo. The series has been fast-tracked, with a January 2022 production start. Main questions include how the series will connect to the wider MCU, and what happens to Clint Barton going forward.

Production & Marketing

There hasn’t been any marketing concerning this series besides a tweet announcing the release date from Entertainment Weekly, and the first look photo (shown above). Given that the series is only about 3 months away from it’s premiere date, we should be seeing a trailer soon. The series started production in December 2020, and ended in May 2021.

All in all, it looks to be a very enjoyable series. We’ll see what happens when Hawkeye premieres on November 24, 2021.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

(L-R): Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland), Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon), and Michelle Jones (Zendaya) in SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME, exclusively in theaters. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Perhaps the hardest project to preview, Spider-Man: No Way Home. It seems like the entire script has leaked, with everything we know. Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Green Goblin, Sandman, Mysterio, Doc Ock, and more are all rumored to appear in the highly-anticipated sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home. That’s all I’m going to say. Enjoy No Way Home on December 17, 2021.

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