The Marvel Cinematic Universe is an ever expanding place. In addition to the 13 films that have been released over the past eight years, there are also a bevy of TV series currently on the small screen, the best of which come from the folks over at Netflix. Netflix original series like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage have been praised for fleshing out interesting and diverse characters, as well as their excellent use of crossovers and a shared universe. These shows have been so acclaimed that fans have been calling out for the supporting characters from the movies to get their own shows. Case in point: the rumored Hawkeye show.
Jeremy Renner has been playing Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Phase One, but hasn't had much of a starring role yet. Because of this, fans decided he deserved his own Netflix show. It turns out Renner is down to clown, and said the following:
This statement (which comes to us from IGN) makes it sound like Jeremy Renner would happily take his own Netflix series, as long as the logistics worked out with his role in the movie franchise.
One of the most common criticism for the Marvel Cinematic Universe is how characters from the movie and TV shows never actually crossover or interact. Marvel fans have been dying for Matt Murdock to meet Tony Stark, but the studio has maintained that it's a logistical and legal nightmare to make happen. Different teams are responsible for each project, so there's a ton of red tape that prevents crossovers from happening. Plus, TV series and movies aren't produced at the same speed, so it's overall a big old mess.
But a Netflix show could be the loophole fans are hoping for, and a character like Hawkeye is the perfect Avenger to get their own series. While the Marvel archer is an original member of the team, he hasn't had a ton to do during his appearances in the MCU; he was a zombie for most of the first movie and had a glorified cameo in Captain America: Civil War. We got a hint of his backstory and home life in Age of Ultron, which was just enough to leave the audience wanting more. A Netflix series starring Jeremy Renner and Linda Cardellini would be fantastic, and would be the first time a Netflix Marvel series wasn't set in New York City.
Of course, the likelihood of a Hawkeye Netflix show is extremely thin, so we shouldn't get our hopes up. Perhaps we'll get more of Jeremy Renner's character in Phase Four of the MCU, since many of the main actors' contract are up.