Marvel Studios capped off a stellar year with the final episode of festive series Hawkeye, which brought Clint Barton’s tumultuous trip to New York City to a close.
What began as a chance for some seasonal family bonding, complete with Christmas shopping and a Broadway show, soon descended into an all-out war against a gang known as the Tracksuit Mafia. In a bid to settle the ghosts of his past for good, Jeremy Renner’s ace archer teamed up with his biggest fan, Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), but in doing so uncovered a plot involving the most feared crime boss in the underworld. There are more details here on the surprise returning character, who looks set to be a big part of the MCU moving forward – but it remains unclear whether his sudden appearance is setting up Hawkeye season two or another upcoming project.
For now, read on for everything we know so far about Clint Barton and Kate Bishop’s future.There’s been no confirmation from Disney over whether Hawkeye has been renewed for a second season, but there’s a decent chance that the show will return. Like the previous Marvel shows on Disney Plus, Hawkeye has seemingly attracted strong viewership to the streaming platform, with social media erupting in conversation with each new episode. Meanwhile, Loki demonstrated earlier this year that not every blockbuster Marvel streaming series has to be a one-and-done, with a second season for the God of Mischief being announced at the end of the season finale. Hawkeye director Rhys Thomas told RadioTimes.com that he hasn’t heard anything about whether the show is likely to return, but added that he would “merrily come back” if it did.