Some Avengers have made the most of the five years that have passed after Thor (Chris Hemsworth) killed Thanos (Josh Brolin) in the beginning Avengers: Endgame: Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has a daughter, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) discovers how to be Hulk and be smart at the same time, and Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) helps coordinate worldwide (and intergalactic) rescues. Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), however, has given up his gig from Hawkeye and travels the world to kill criminals as a vigilante named Ronin in an effort to find some measure of justice in a world where his family has been wiped out by Thanos and many villains have been. allowed to live.
Clint is fast back to his friends, and the only real reminders of his years as a killer are his shocking new haircut and decidedly angry attitude. When the Avengers brought back everyone he lost in the first shot, Clint got his family back and immediately went back to his self-deprecation.”I’m just a guy with a bowPranks just in time for the big final battle. All is well, and though his good friend Natasha is deadClint can finally put Ronin behind him to live a nice life in peace.
This is the plan for Disney + hook, at least, was quickly derailed by Hawkeye fan fanatic hacking-related hoaxes and archer/gymnastists/instigator on shenanigan-Kate Bishop (DickinsonHailee Steinfeld), who steals a ronin’s suit from a villain auction and wears it while beating up a group of track-wearing goons, ending up all over the local news in the process.
Clint immediately sends his family away and jumps into action, finding out who’s wearing his suit and getting rid of them (and thus the memory of his Cronin time) once and for all. hook This is left as subtext mostly, but Clint’s time while Ronin is hanging over his head is clearly for the first two episodes of the show, so it looks like it’s going to be the thing to push him while the show goes on.
It’s unclear at this point if he’ll face any real consequences for the people he kills like Ronin or if he’ll just have to realize the fact that he killer (The display clearly indicates that the general public does not know Who is the He was originally in a ronin mask, and Clint is in no hurry to change that.) Luckily, hook He at least let that amazing character win over her game over Stand up and don’t jump impatiently into the status quo.
At the same time, the legacy of the Ronin character is an important part of Hawk’s history in the comics, particularly in terms of how the name Hawkeye was passed down to Kate Bishop, and it provides potentially important clues to what might happen in the Disney+ series. In the comics, Clint first wore a Ronin suit after the Vermilion Witch brought her back to life during house m Event. He had just met Kate Bishop, who has since adopted the name Hawke, and decided to let her keep him after being impressed enough by her skills (as seen in Young Avengers presents No. 6).
The comic book Clint didn’t become a secret killer like Ronin; It was just Hawkeye in a different outfit and with a greater focus on sword tools. But he kept the name until after the good guys stopped a nefarious plot by Norman Osborne, aka the Green Goblin, which involved a team of evil Avengers — with reckless villain Bullseye as the pseudo-Hawk (as seen in era of darkness Arch). In the end, Hawkeye becomes Hawkeye again but encourages Kate to be Hawk too, which is what it was like in fan favorite Matt Fraction/David Aja hook The series on which the show is based in part is how things have been going since then.
butClint wasn’t the first person to wear a Ronin suit in the comics. This would be a woman with the ability to replicate the fighting moves of everyone else named Maya Lopez, aka Echo, who was raised by Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, to be an assassin. She later realizes that Kingpin is a bad guy and tries to kill him, he later reappears as the mysterious Ranger Ronin and helps Luke Cage’s New Avengers from time to time before passing Ronin’s suit and name on to Clint.
Maya Lopez (played by Alaqua Cox) debuts in the MCU hookIt first appeared at the end of the show’s second episode. She will also get its own spin-off at some point in the future, indicating that Marvel Studios has some plans for the character.
She looks like a bad person so far hook, but perhaps Kate and Clint will show her the error of their ways, perhaps it will serve as justification for getting Kingpin into the main MCU timeline (for now, Netflix recklessAnd Although the MCU is adjacent, not canon), or it might start its own eligibility mission. Whatever happens, it looks like the Ronin suit and the people Clint kills while wearing it won’t be wiped under the rug yet.