The upcoming Disney+ streaming service is shaping up rather nicely, with a slew of exclusive Marvel-driven shows already announced for the service. And now, we have word on three more Marvel offerings.
Courtesy of Variety, Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton is to be thrust into the spotlight in his own miniseries. With Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow now confirmed to be getting her own movie, Renner’s Hawkeye was the only original Avenger to not have his own feature film. While that is still the case, he’ll now at least be getting to take centre-stage in a miniseries that’s said to be six to eight episodes.
Renner is indeed reprising his role for the series – which is seemingly just titled Hawkeye – and the focus of the action will be on Clint passing the torch to his protégé. Yes, as in Kate Bishop. Comic book fans will know that name as the person to take on the Hawkeye mantle after Barton died. Well, we say died, but he totally died in the true sense of comic books; as in he was soon alive and well and became Kate’s mentor. Right now, the search is on for a creative team to handle Hawkeye.
Elsewhere, there are two more factual, documentary-esque series being developed for Disney+. As first reported by Nerdist, Jiro Dreams of Sushi’s David Gelb, Amanda Knox’s Brian McGinn and Five Came Back’s Jason Sterman have signed two-year deals to develop nonfiction offerings for the on-demand service. First up, the trio and their Supper Club banner are working on a show called Marvel 616. While the title is a nod to the mainstream Marvel universe, the series itself will look at “the intersection between Marvel’s rich legacy of stories, characters and creators and the world outside your window.” Expect plentiful talking heads as Marvel 616 looks at the ever-expanding impact of the Marvel world felt in everyday life.
Thirdly, Vital Thrills broke the news that one other upcoming project is Marvel’s Hero Project. Details on the team behind that series has yet to be released just yet, but the attention here will be on the humanity involved in being a hero as the spotlight is put on kids who have worked to make a positive change in their own communities.
All three of these shows will, of course, be joining Loki, Vision and Scarlet Witch, Falcon and Winter Soldier and supposedly a solo miniseries for Lady Sif on Disney+.