By Stephen Ippolito | July 17th, 2020
One upcoming Marvel Studios produced show that’s had next to no news over the last couple of months is Hawkeye. Now on this random Friday afternoon, we’ve finally got some by way of The Hollywood Reporter.
The very reliable online outlet reports that Bert and Bertie, along with Rhys Thomas have been chosen to direct a couple of episodes of the Jeremy Renner led series. Unlike the rest of Marvel’s shows, it appears now that Hawkeye will become the first MCU series to have multiple directors.
What’s obvious now is that the studio appears to be looking to add humor to the series. All of the directors chosen are known for their comedy based films. Bert and Bertie helmed Amazon’s Troop Zero and Rhys Thomas directed Comrade Detective and John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch. It will be interesting to see how it turns out.
The big-budgeted series will see Jeremy Renner reprise his big-screen role as Clinton Barton (AKA: Hawkeye). It is also expected to introduce Kate Bishop who Barton will train to take up the Hawkeye mantle. Last fall there was a report that Hailee Steinfeld was being eyed for the role. Unfortunately since than, there has been no update on it.
The show was expected to come out on Disney+ in Fall 2021. However, with the way things are going lately with Marvel Studios it could be pushed back.