Hawkeye

‘Hawkeye’ Sets Up Return of Fan-Favorite Netflix Villain

‘Hawkeye’ Sets Up Return of Fan-Favorite Netflix Villain

BY RICHARD NEWBY | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment The story of Maya Lopez sets the stage for the revelation of an "Uncle" who will be a familiar face to Marvel fans. Hawkeye is a ghost story. It is about the choices individuals make when moving through the world, what they see and hear, what they choose to ignore, and what spirits they unleash by doing so. Hawkeye is a ghost story, one that hinges on the past, present and future, Dickensian by way of Marvel. This, in turn, makes it the perfect tale for Christmastime. Clint Barton’s (Jeremy Renner) war against organized…
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‘Hawkeye’ Head Writer Took Lessons From ‘Mad Men’ (and Yes, Hallmark Christmas Movies)

‘Hawkeye’ Head Writer Took Lessons From ‘Mad Men’ (and Yes, Hallmark Christmas Movies)

BY AARON COUCH | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment Jonathan Igla, who got his start as a writer's assistant on the seminal advertising drama, digs into his Marvel process. A decade ago, Hawkeye head writer Jonathan Igla spent long days working on Mad Men, where he started as a writer’s assistant. After work, you might find him alone in the writer’s room, reading writer Matt Fraction’s influential run on Hawkeye while he waited for his ride home. As Igla read (and re-read) the comic, he found that Hawkeye run was a way to escape the stresses of the day and to take comfort in the familiarity of the pages.…
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UPDATE: ‘Hawkeye’ Director Rhys Thomas’ Journey From ‘SNL’ to the Marvel Universe

UPDATE: ‘Hawkeye’ Director Rhys Thomas’ Journey From ‘SNL’ to the Marvel Universe

BY AARON COUCH | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment The filmmaker, who came up as an assistant on 'Saturday Night Live,' reflects on some of the big swings the team took for the upcoming Marvel Studios show. Hawkeye director Rhys Thomas made his first foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe late on a Friday night in 2014. Thomas had a short window to film with Chris Pratt, that week’s host of Saturday Night Live, where Thomas was a director. The whirlwind shoot resulted in a Guardians of the Galaxy parody trailer, the conceit being that audiences would show up no matter what Marvel did…
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‘Hawkeye’ EP Trinh Tran on Casting Hailee Steinfeld and the Influence of ‘Better Call Saul’

‘Hawkeye’ EP Trinh Tran on Casting Hailee Steinfeld and the Influence of ‘Better Call Saul’

BY BRIAN DAVIDS | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment The Marvel executive reflects on why Jeremy Renner's project was moved from film to TV: "The big question was, 'How are we going to fit all of this into a two-hour timeframe?'" Hawkeye and Avengers: Endgame executive producer Trinh Tran never doubted whether Clint Barton/Hawkeye’s Endgame storyline warranted further exploration. Instead, it was a question of which medium was best suited to tell the street-level story of Jeremy Renner’s Avenger and his quest to get home in time for Christmas. Tran, along with her fellow Marvel Studios producers, quickly realized that the Hawkeye project would benefit creatively if it transitioned…
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‘Hawkeye’ Sets November Release Date on Disney+

‘Hawkeye’ Sets November Release Date on Disney+

BY AARON COUCH | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld star in the Marvel Studios series. Hawkeye, the Disney+ show starring Jeremy Renner as the Avengers hero, has set a release date. The Marvel Studios show will bow on Nov. 24. The series also stars Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop, the fan-favorite character who becomes a protege of Renner’s Clint Barton. As audiences who have seen Black Widow know, Florence Pugh will reprise her role as Yelena Belova. Directors for Hawkeye include Bert and Bertie, as well as Saturday Night Live director Rhys Thomas. Jonathan Igla (Mad Men, Pitch) is writing. Next up, Marvel has the…
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