It’s no secret that fans felt like Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye got a bit of a shaft in The Avengers. And while Avengers: Age of Ultron did rectify that a bit, it’s hard not to feel like there’s still a lot more that can be done with the character. As such, many have been calling for him to perhaps get his own Netflix show, which would provide Marvel with the necessary breathing room to properly explore the hero’s backstory and flesh him out a bit more.
After all, as Daredevil and Jessica Jones have proven, and to a lesser extent Luke Cage and Iron Fist, the streaming service is an excellent home for superheroes, and just because they’re not on the big screen with a one hundred million dollar budget backing them, these characters can still be the stars of quality productions. Does that mean Hawkeye could possibly make the move to television one day, then? Realistically, probably not, but Renner says that he’d definitely be interested in it.
Speaking to us at the recent press junket for his new film Wind River, the actor said the following when asked if we can expect to see a Netflix series revolving around Hawkeye.
It’s not a decision I get to make. It’s not an option that has been on the table ever. But any way I get to explore the Clint Barton/Hawkeye character is always interesting to me.
Again, as great of an idea as this is, unfortunately, it doesn’t seem likely that it will happen anytime soon. For one, Marvel already has their Netflix slate pretty full with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, The Defenders and that Punisher spinoff. Plus, Hawkeye is still very much a part of the big screen Avengers and to have him on the small screen in his own series as well would certainly complicate things far too much.
Still, if all the kinks could be ironed out, Netflix would definitely be a great place to allow the character to grow. He’s got a lot of potential and like we said above, even though Avengers: Age of Ultron gave him more of a chance to shine, we still feel like there’s a lot that can be done with Hawkeye. Who knows, though? Maybe Infinity War will flesh him out even further? It’s possible, but given that the film is said to feature over 60 characters, we wouldn’t count on it.