In the summer of 2020, Disney+ was scheduled to begin production of the Marvel series, Hawkeye, with Jeremy Renner reprising his Avengers role of the same name. However, it appears the show will be put on the back burner for the time being.
“Where is this rumor coming from?”
This rumor comes from a known Marvel scoop site, Murphy’s Multiverse, which states that the show was removed from the production schedule because other shows have become a priority.
The website says:
Production on Marvel Studios planned Disney Plus series, Hawkeye, has been postponed indefinitely. Originally scheduled to begin production this July, the series has now been removed from the studio’s 2020 production schedule…The studio has moved Ms. Marvel into an April start of production and is already casting for Moon Knight and She-Hulk, both of which will film ahead of Hawkeye, meaning that while we might not see the Avenging Archer when we thought we would, the big production wheel keeps on turning.
Marvel Studios has yet to confirm or deny this report with an official statement.
Speculation Time: A Change in Studio Priorities
Now, it would make sense for the Marvel Studios to change their priorities and put Hawkeye on the backburner. As they begin to dive into Phase 4, it’s understandable to have the priorities set on introducing new characters into the MCU, like Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk. Since Renner’s Hawkeye is already a well-known character, Marvel can afford to bring in his post-Endgame story further down the road.
However, we still do not know if this rumor is true. This appears to be a developing story, and we hope Marvel will clarify this rumor soon.
What do you think about this rumor? Do you think it makes sense for Marvel Studios to delay Hawkeye production? Let us know in the comments!