The MCU Hawkeye trailer’s Home Alone vibes come straight from comic books

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The official trailer for Disney Plus’ MCU Hawkeye streaming show has finally premiered, and it channeled some Christmas spirit to a holiday-themed adventure focusing on Clint Barton’s family and friends. The trailer shows Clint spending time with his family and is in danger from his past.

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What threat he faced isn’t specified, but the trailer implies it may have to do with Clint’s five-year-old stone-cold-slaying vigilante Ronin between Avengers: Infinity War’s snap and an Endgame blip. could. But that said we also know that Yelena Belova is set on Clint’s mark at the end of Black Widow, which appears to be Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine’s misleading information.

Whatever the danger, Clint teams up with his comic book hero, Kate Bishop, who crashes into a Brooklyn apartment building away from their families during the Christmas season. Clint and Kate confront the secrets that have been bubbling around them, apparently facing threats that attempt to invade their apartment – full-on home alone style.


Clint Barton and Kate Bishop pairing up to fight off a home invasion through a series of elaborate set-pieces may sound like a movie-meta homage to Home Alone (a movie Disney now sees every holiday season). owns and exits). But believe it or not, the premise goes back to the comic books — most notably the Hawkeye title by writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja — in which Clint and Kate team up to save Clint’s apartment building from vengeful criminals, And that includes the issue of Christmas all its own.

Hawkeye doesn’t premiere on Disney Plus until November 23, but ahead of the Christmas season, Newsrama is already opening a small gift, taking a look at Hawkeye’s holiday adventure, and how it informs their MCU shows. .

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Ansh and Aaja Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon What Clint Barton does when he’s not superhero-ing with The Avengers is a deep dive into his growing partnership with Kate Bishop, as well as a down-to-earth Brooklyn apartment building centered on Clint’s life. Is.

If this sounds familiar, the Disney Plus Hawkeye Show trailer draws directly on the comic’s themes and trappings, right down to the presence of the strange “tracksuit mafia” who are the comic story’s villains.

When Hawkeye learns that his landlord tries to force the building’s tenants to leave under pressure from an Eastern European gang (which Clint calls the ‘Tracksuit Mafia’ or ‘Tracksuit Dracula’ thanks to their matching outfits) The building protects itself and the residents from violent criminals who want to coerce them into a real estate scheme.

During the first arc of the series, Clint learns about the tenants of the apartment building, while having an affair with Kate, adopting a dog (you better believe we’ll talk about a dog sooner or later). are about to do), and facing off against gangsters who want to break into the apartment building.

End of story. happens in Hawkeye #6, with a moment of soul-searching for Clint, who finds himself more attuned to his neighbors than ever before while recovering from a beating inflicted by the tracksuit mafia amid the hustle and bustle of Christmas.

Clint and Kate decorate their apartment while also meeting with the other residents of the building, with Clint eventually resolving to stay and fight the villains who come for him, including a supervillain known as the Clown, to protect his neighbors. took.

Actor Fry Frey is reportedly cast as “Kazi” in the Disney Plus Hawkeye series, making him a possible adaptation of the clown, whose comic book name is Kazimierz Kazimierzak.

As the clock runs out, Clint is given to evacuate the area, his apartment building becoming a real battle zone, with murderers, gangsters and criminals engulfing Hawkeye on all sides – making one of his The neighbor is killed, and serious injuries occur to Clint and his brother Barney, who is living with Clint.

Clint has years-long injuries to his ears, and he is deaf, similar to his depiction as wearing a hearing aid in the Hawkeye trailer, leading to a climactic scene in which Clint, the artist via American Sign Language. Illustrated on the page by David Eja. and Chris Eliopoulos, the letterer, rallies to help their neighbors protect their home.

Although the ‘tracksuit mafia’ attacks the building in full force with the support of the kingpin and other New York City crime bosses, they face strong resistance from the apartment building’s tenants, who themselves full-house with barricades. Preserving the style alone are broken furniture guarding the stairs, traps of burning charcoal grills falling on invaders, and other homemade booby traps and defenses.

In the end, despite his serious injuries, Clint is able to defend the building and its residents with the help of Kate Bishop, his dog and the friends he made during his time in the apartment – ​​though not without some truly heartbreaking casualties. along the way.

Although somewhat more personal and smaller-scale than many superhero epics, Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon has distinguished itself from many other Avengers-adjacent titles, with a plethora of help from family, friends, and yes, here. There’s even a joy to define helping for some holidays. It means being each one of the mightiest heroes on earth.

In previewed trailers for Hawkeye’s MCU show, it looks like the streaming series follows the same intimate, character-driven story, right down to the Christmas setting, and focuses on Clint’s relationship with his family and his pupil Kate. Will do the bishop.

Clint Barton is already an MCU star. Meet Kate Bishop ahead of the premiere of Hawkeye on Disney Plus.

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