Marvel Makes Notable, Uncharacteristic ‘Avengers’ Continuity Mistake

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An astute Marvel fan has noticed a key Avengers (2012) continuity error in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest Disney+ Original series, Hawkeye.

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In the first episode of the Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye) and Hailee Steinfeld (Kate Bishop) series, we flashback to a young Kate at home in New York City — while the Battle of New York from the first Avengers franchise ensemble movie rages outside.

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Eventually, we see Kate emerge into the rubble, staring up at Stark Tower in the middle of Manhattan. As most Marvel fans will recall, in the 2012 film, the S, T, R, and K fall to the ground during the Avengers’ battle with Loki (Tom Hiddleston), leaving behind just the “A” that ultimately becomes the logo for the Avengers Tower.

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In Hawkeye’s debut episode, though, little Kate Bishop sees both the “A” and the “K” intact [below].

This MCU continuity error was not lost on Reddit user Tajul92, who posted the following image with the caption:

A small continuity error I found. In the Avengers (2012), it was letter ‘K’ that was dropped from Stark tower.

A small continuity error I found. In the Avengers (2012), it was letter ‘K’ that was dropped from Stark tower. from marvelstudios

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While this error isn’t likely to have a major impact on the future of the MCU, the Battle of New York is a key moment in Marvel Cinematic Universe history, so it is surprising that Kevin Feige and Co. allowed this mistake to pass muster, given their normally meticulous level of attention to detail.

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The official description of Hawkeye reads:

Marvel Studios’ “Hawkeye” stars Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, who teams up with another well-known archer from the Marvel comics, Kate Bishop, played by Hailee Steinfeld. The cast also includes Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James and newcomer Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez. “Hawkeye” is helmed by Rhys Thomas and directing duo Bert and Bertie.

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The official description of The Avengers reads:

Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”–the super hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man [Robert Downey, Jr.], the Incredible Hulk [Mark Ruffalo], Thor [Chris Hemsworth], Captain America [Chris Evans], Hawkeye [Jeremy Renner] and Black Widow [Scarlett Johansson]. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury [Samuel L. Jackson], Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

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