On November 24, Marvel Studios officially aired the first 2 episodes of the Hawkeye series, their last TV series in 2021. This series consists of 6 episodes and it is expected that the last episode will air close to the upcoming Christmas, exactly as the main context that the film exploits.
This is also the first personal work for the guy Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), one of the first 6 members of the Avengers team. Hawkeye will continue the story of Clint in the post-Endgame era, when he gave up his life as a superhero to spend more time with his family, especially during the big holiday at the end of the year. However, the appearance of young female sniper Kate Bishop and enemies from the past did not allow him to relax like that.
Here are the notable details as well as some interesting easter eggs related to the Marvel universe and popular culture in the first 2 episodes of Hawkeye.
Hawkeye opens with a flashback of Loki’s takeover of New York in 2012, marking the birth of the Avengers, and the first time Kate Bishop knew about and idolized Hawkeye.
Stark Tower, later used as one of the Avengers’ bases.
Hawkeye is the one who saved Kate from the threat of a Chitauri.
Hawkeye’s opening trailer is designed in the style of painting by David Aja, the artist of the original manga, published in 2012.
Stane Tower – most likely this is the estate of Obadiah Stane, the main villain in Iron Man 1.
Kate Bishop’s costumes are designed very close to the original, from the colors to the textures on the shirt.
The Grand Central Station building in New York is a memorial to the first responders who lost their lives in the Battle of New York in 2012.
If you pay close attention to the lyrics of the musical “Rogers: The Musical”, you will recognize many familiar events in the MCU, such as Steve’s “I can do this all day” line. Rogers, or Tony Stark’s suggestion to eat shawarma when the battle with Loki is over (the Avengers credits). This musical is like an emotional journey that brings the audience back to one of the movies that made the MCU’s name 9 years ago.
The detail of Hawkeye’s brilliance, when he fired an explosive arrow at Loki in Avengers, was omitted in the musical “Rogers: The Musical”.
Clint Barton had to wear hearing aids after years of suffering from ear-splitting explosions while working with the Avengers. In the original, he became deaf after a malicious attack, or from a shock from childhood, depending on the period of the manga.
In a way, Ant-Man is also in the musical about the battle in New York.
The girl with braided red hair like Natasha Romanoff made Clint extremely emotional when she remembered her close friend and colleague.
“Thanos was right” – there are still people who believe that Thanos’ act of wiping out half of the universe’s population is the right thing to do, like the Flag-Smashers in The Falcon & the Winter Soldier.
Jack Duquesne’s sword suggests that he is most likely the Swordsman, a super villain in the Marvel comics. In the following episode, the audience also witnessed how formidable Jack’s sword fighting ability was.
In the comics, Armand Duquesne is the father of Swordsman, appearing in Avengers Spotlight #1989. On the small screen, the character appears as Jack Duquesne’s uncle, making the theory that he is Swordsman even more believable.
In Matt Fraction’s comics, it was Hawkeye who found this Lucky the Pizza Dog first. However, it seems that the MCU has dropped that “Lucky” name.
The black market auction was inspired by the comic book series by Matt Fraction, published in 2012. In it, Kate also infiltrated the place and discovered the secret tape of Clint Barton. In the MCU version, that tape has been replaced with the Ronin suit that Clint wore between the events of Infinity War and Endgame. This is also the place to illegally auction a lot of alien technology collected after the battles of the Avengers.
The Hawkeye series also shows that other than Natasha, Laura (Clint’s wife) and Valentina (who appeared in the Black Widow credits), almost no one knows Ronin’s true identity.
One of the main targets of the Tracksuit Mafia villains is this mysterious watch, most likely some kind of high-tech Stark technology (based on the red season motif on the dial). In addition, the number 268 could be an easter egg alluding to the villain in Avengers #268 – Kang the Conqueror.
Members of the Tracksuit Mafia constantly use the phrase “bro” when talking to other people, whether friends or foes. This is a characteristic feature of this guild in the original manga.
In the comics, the dog Lucky was thrown directly into a vehicle by the Tracksuit association and was taken by Hawkeye to the veterinary hospital for treatment. However, it seems that a lovely dog being in a traffic accident does not really fit the Christmas atmosphere in the movie, so Marvel Studios has removed this detail.
A member of the Tracksuit Mafia known as Kazi – most likely Kazimierz Kazimierczak, an upgraded version of the Marvel Comics villain Clown, first appeared in 1962.
Reporter Pat Kiernan, who appeared in The Avengers, Spider-Man: Far From Home, also featured in Hawkeye to cover Ronin’s return. Pat is also the first to connect the MCU with Marvel works on Netflix like Daredevil or Jessica Jones.
Clint revealed that Avengers Tower was sold a few years ago and it is unclear who the current owner is. The two best candidates are Reed Richards, a great member of the Fantastic Four, and Kang the Conqueror, because the Loki series once revealed a tower with a similar design, but the “Stark” symbol has been replaced. with “Qeng” (1 other personality of Kang).
In the comics, Moira Brandon, Kate’s aunt, is also a famous actress. Her home was later sold to build the headquarters of the West Coast Avengers. Moira herself also helped defeat a villain and was honored by Hawkeye before her death.
Clint believes that the gunner girl is not cosplaying him, but cosplaying Katniss Everdeen, the female lead in the famous The Hunger Games series/movie.
Detective Caudle, who contacted Kate to inquire about her apartment fire, is also a character in Matt Fraction’s series. In it, Kate helped him catch the criminal Flynt Ward.
Grills is Clint’s neighbor in the comics, often mistaking Hawkeye for Hawkguy, and has also clashed with Kazi.
To deal with the Tracksuit Mafia, Clint used “one of Nat’s tricks”, called “catch and release”: He would pretend to let them capture and interrogate him, after getting what he needed. necessary, he’ll get out on his own, just like Natasha did in the opening sequence of The Avengers.
One of the leaders of the Tracksuit Mafia is Ivan Banionis – the leader of the Tracksuit Draculas in the comics.
When opening a specialized app to locate Clint Barton, Kate used the username “bishop112012”, a reference to the November 2012 timeline, the release date of David Aja’s Hawkeye #2 collection, This is also the first time Kate Bishop appears.
Maya Lopez/Echo was officially revealed at the end of episode 2, played by Alaqua Cox. In the comics, Echo is a deaf character but has the ability to copy any opponent’s combat skills, similar to Taskmaster. After the death of his father, Echo worked for the Kingpin and began his journey to hunt Daredevil for revenge. However, after many events, she finally discovered that the culprit who killed her father was Kingpin.
According to ScreenRant