Disney+ is aiming high with their upcoming Hawkeye series, and they are getting closer to the mark with the announced directing talent for the tale of Marvel Comics archer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel has signed a trio of directors to guide the series, including Amber Finlayson and Katie Ellwood (who worked as a team onTroop Zero, Kidding, The Great) and Rhys Thomas (Saturday Night Live, Documentary Now!, John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch).
It is interesting that Marvel decided to go with three directors known for comedy, which may indicate the tone of the new series, possibly following the take on the characters that the irreverent comic series by Matt Fraction and Kelly Thompson established. Both series were critically acclaimed for their humor and the atypical adventures that Clint Barton and his protege Kate Bishop found themselves in.
Jeremy Renner will reprise his MCU role and Hailee Steinfeld was reportedly set to play Bishop, but no official announcement has been made as of yet. At this time, Hawkeye is still scheduled for a 2021 release date on Disney+.
Check back with Conskipper for more information on Hawkeye, and the rest of the Disney+ Marvel and Star wars series on the way.