Today has been a tough one for fans of Hawkeye as reports surfaced that the Disney+ series has been delayed indefinitely. Fans are taking that news about as well as one would expect, and that is not very well at all. There’s been a lot of shuffling over the last few days as Scott Derrickson exited the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness over creative differences. Charles Murphy and his Murphy’s Multiverse had the news about the series shifting to the back burner as the company seems to be figuring out how to best utilize those slots on their new streaming platform. Keep in mind that reports had surfaced that Marvel was targeting Haile Steinfeld to star in the series as Kate Bishop. That could be having an effect on these decisions, but much remains unclear except for the fact that the series has been pushed.
The actress said in a previous interview that her role in Hawkeye wasn’t something “that’s necessarily happening.” But, then told RadioTimes that everyone would have “to wait and find out, I guess.”
Some more somber takes around the move revolve around recent allegations toward Jeremy Renner. The reports indicate that court documents showed up online accusing the Avengers star of abusing his ex-wife Sonni Pacheco. The Hawkeye actor has denied any all allegations related to that incident, but the accusations loom in the background of the entire situation.
Hawkeye was one of the first original series teased for Disney+ by Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige. San Diego Comic-Con brought a lot of announcement, but the prospect of a series framed around this changing of the guard appealed to a lot of fans. Now, they’re going to have to wait for that to materialize as other series are moved up the ladder in front of it.
Check out the best responses to the news down below:
This may not be the reason behind Hawkeye's delay, but I sure do hope that it helps secure Hailee Steinfeld being cast as Kate Bishop pic.twitter.com/nYzGwbTBkn— Cooper Hood (@MovieCooper) January 11, 2020
Hawkeye should've bit the dust in Endgame.— Jaime (@Capguy04) January 11, 2020
Disney HQ this past month pic.twitter.com/MNIcgEl75u— Kermitdrinkstea2 (@Tvpoll_rtfav2) January 11, 2020
>Scott Derrickson quits MoM over "creative differences"
>Hawkeye gets delayed for changes to the MCU's overall story days later
>MoM was said to include unexpected characters
WANDA WHAT DID YOU DO TO CLINT— j the filthy ratman (@happy_grump) January 11, 2020
just cancel it and give us a maria hill show or a war machine show.— alexander | ⧗ ʬ⁸⁴⍟✪ᱬ (@widowsdoctor) January 11, 2020