Most of the excitement about the Marvel Cinematic Universe has shifted from the big screen films to the shows on Disney+. But both series that are coming soonest to the streamer — WandaVision and The Falcon & The Winter Soldier — are currently billed as limited series. That leaves fans wondering, if there are no second seasons planned, what comes next? Thankfully, the MCU has an entire swath of shows scheduled starting in January 2021, including Loki, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, and What If...? Of these, Hawkeye on Disney+ has fans' attention as filming gets underway, with info on the cast and plot slowly trickling out.
Hawkeye was part of the original MCU titles rolled out for Phase 4 at San Diego Comic-Con back in 2019. Alongside The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and Loki, it's part of the group of series featuring the MCU's big-screen characters who never got standalone films. Unlike these other shows, the existence of Hawkeye suggested fans would finally see an original Avenger voluntarily turn over the mantle of their persona to a new actor. Such things are common in comic books but have not yet taken place on either the big or small screen. (Black Widow is expected to pass on the mantle from Scarlett Johansson's character to a new actor — possibly Florence Pugh — but via death, not voluntary retirement.)
So, which Hawkeye does the show's title refer to? Here's everything known so far about the series.