Marvel Studios upcoming "Hawkeye" live-action limited TV series, now prepping for an October 2020 start, is the sequel to "Avengers: Endgame", following crime-fighter 'Clint Barton' aka 'Hawkeye' (Jeremy Renner) and his protege 'Kate Bishop' (Hailee Steinfeld, previously Sophia Russo) in the fifth series from 'Phase Four' of the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe', streaming Fall 2021 on Disney+:
Originally created by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Don Heck for Marvel Comics, Hawkeye debuted as a villain in Marvel's "Tales of Suspense" #57 (Sept. 1964).
Hawkeye joined the "Avengers" in Marvel's "The Avengers" #16 (May 1965).
Renner has portrayed the character in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' films "Thor", "The Avengers" (2012), "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015), "Captain America: Civil War" and "Avengers: Endgame" (2019).
"...'Clint Barton', at a young age, lost both of his parents in a car accident. After six years in an orphanage, Clint and his brother 'Barney Barton' ran away to join the 'Carson Carnival of Traveling Wonders'.
"Clint soon caught the eye of the 'Swordsman', who took the young boy on as his assistant. Along with the help of 'Trick Shot', the Swordsman trained Clint to become a master archer.
"Clint later found the Swordsman embezzling money from the carnival. Before he could turn his mentor over to the authorities, Clint was beaten and left for dead, allowing the Swordsman to escape town. Clint's relationship with his brother Barney and Trick Shot soon deteriorated as well.
"Clint adapted his archery skills to become 'Hawkeye', a star carnival attraction. He witnessed 'Iron Man' in action and was inspired to become a costumed hero. However, after a misunderstanding on his first outing, Hawkeye was accused of theft and believed to be a criminal.
"On the run, the naive Hawkeye met the 'Black Widow', a spy for the Soviet Union, with whom he fell in love. Blindly following the Black Widow, Hawkeye aided her attempts to steal technology developed by 'Tony Stark'. In one of their battles with Iron Man, the Black Widow was seriously injured. Hawkeye rescued her and fled the battle to save her life.
"But before Hawkeye could take her to a hospital, the Black Widow disappeared. Hawkeye decided to be a 'straight-shooter' from then on..."
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