by: S. Scott Stanikmas
With all the characters in the vast history of Marvel Comics not all of them will make their way to the big screen. Even if they do, it might not be in their own film, even if the fans clamor for it.
Case in point being Hawkeye and Black Widow. While the two have had stellar moments in various solo films of other characters and stole the show in both Avengers films they still haven’t gotten a starring vehicle of their own to explore what seems like a fun and action-packed past.
But those are the breaks and Jeremy Renner, the man behind Clint Barton / Hawkeye knows this. A feature film exploring the past that might not have any impact on the immediate future would derail all the good work done since 2008 to bring us to the two-part Avengers: Infinity War films.
But Renner wouldn’t mind exploring the character in another avenue. At the Silicon Valley Comic Con (which ComicBook.com was covering) Renner was asked whether or not he’d like to see Hawkeye get a limited series of his own, a la Daredevil:
I think that’s actually a really great model, if there’s ever a way to explore the character, maybe it’s in that world. These are things that are really not in my control, but I’d be open to it. I’ve really enjoyed getting to explore the character more recently. The Netflix model is where all the character drama goes to now, you’re doing a superhero movie or a Netflix or HBO kind of model. So I’d be open to it. Not up to me, though.
There were rumors over the summer regarding Netflix being interested in a series starring the two super spies. While nothing concrete was established, the interest was there. And the show wouldn’t need to tie into the current Cinematic Universe either. Exploring the Budapest mission that was mentioned in the first Avengers film would be an awesome way to give the fans a little something they’ve been wanting for some time now.