‘Hockey’: Marvel resident ‘Dad’ gets his own Disney + Superhero show (and new partner!)

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For the past decade, Marvel fans have seen Avengers ace archer Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye) fight a cosmic invader in New York, travel through time and space, and throw down with Thanos. He has never seen Jeremy Renner’s superhero brushing or attending a Broadway show with his children.

“When he’s out in public, he’s in costume with the Avengers and fighting aliens,” says Renner. But the new Disney + series “Hawkeye” (the first two episodes Wednesday, then streaming weekly) catches up with the title of Du-Guder as he goes on vacation to New York City, downsizing his celebrity and taking on street-level bad guys. – All parts of Clint’s journey, like the massive, galactic stuff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “They are always very human and easily accessible that way, but now we need to see them patiently and patiently wandering around.”

At least they get new running friends. The six-episode series finds Clint in Manhattan with his children to watch “Rogers: The Musical” (big showstopper: “We Can Do It All Day”), a cheesy Broadway classic based on the adventures of the Avengers heroes.

The night before he leaves, Clint sees news reports A masked man dressed in assassin Ronin’s costume, Thanos wore a robe to drain the bloody path through the criminal underworld after his family (and half the population) was exterminated for five years (see “Avengers: Endgame”)

Clint looks for the culprit and finds itKate Bishop (Hailey Steinfeld) under the mask. She’s an ace with a bow and arrow, she adores hockey, accidentally happens in a Ronin costume, and is targeted by the revenge brothers of the tracksuit mafia. Clint sends his children home, promising that he’ll be back by Christmas time, but leaves only six days to secure Kate (as well as Lucky the Pizza Dog) and settle old points.

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Kate Bishop (Hailey Steinfeld) has the physical skills to become a superhero but may not have much of a mind in "Hawkeye."

Instead of dealing with MCU supervisors, Kate trained as a protector for her family, including her mother Eleanor (Vera Formiga) after the childhood tragedy. “She looks so amazing and fun and exciting to be a hero, and you jump from one building to another and you’re hitting your bow and arrow and you’re really good at it,” says Steinfeld. 24. “But until Clint finally gets her, she has more right than she can really imagine. It only takes a minute because she can’t get past the fact that he and he are running together.”

“Hawkeye” makes Clint more important than ever, just like “WandaVision” did for his fellow Avengers duo, but he is still a difficult hero, saving his best friend, the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), for “Endgame.” When someone tries to buy dinner for himself and his children, he bristles. “He’s very comfortable being a superhero: it’s his job. He’s born to do, serve, help, be active,” Renner says. “What he is not comfortable with is fame.”

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Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) is uncomfortable with his reputation for saving the world in "Hawkeye."

Steinfeld finds his relationship “extremely wonderful and beautiful.”“This is a refreshing reminder of Kate. He’s a good person and she doesn’t define him from his past. But he sees him for who he is and realizes that he wants to help people like him and go home. He wants to be with his family.”

Compared to “WandaVision,” “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “Loki,” “Hawkeye” is the most underrated Marvel Disney + project ever. But Hawkeye’s method is to ground the MCU since Renner first appeared as a shadow shield secret agent in 2011’s “Thor.”

In 2015, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” introduced audiences to Clint’s family (including Linda Cardinelli’s wife Linda), which brought “humanity to aliens and interplanetary travel and lightning and hammers and (Chris Hemsworth’s) long hair.” “Renner says. The same movie also finds itself talking from heart to heart about what it means to step up and take revenge with Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen).

“That’s part of being a superhero. It requires selflessness, ”says Renner. “Is he the MCU father? Yes, maybe he is. He has to do the dirty work, clean up the mess.

Steinfeld finds Clint more than a friendFather, as Kate, “adventurous and courageous and risk-taking”. But he gets his father’s moment in the car-chase sequence, in which Kate shoots trick arrows out of a fast car and sets aside the most dangerous when Clint is driving. “If there’s a Hawkeye ride at Disneyland, it’s a ride,” says Renner.

Hailey Steinfeld and Jeremy Renner attend a UK fan screening of "Hawkeye" in London.

It was such moments, and Renner’s old jump-off-the-building-and-shoot-up-in-the-air bit from 2012’s “The Avengers” that reminded him of why Steinfeld signed the show: “I look at him.” , ‘How can we call this work?’ ”

RepetitionSeveral years later the signing was “a little more painful” for Renner, but “I’m 50 years old and tights. I’ll do that (thing).” Good, ”He jokes. “It’s a blessing, man. I take the work seriously, but never lose sight of how much fun I have and seeing her reactions to a lot of things makes me so happy.

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