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    Marvel Just Released The First "Hawkeye" Trailer, And We See Clint Barton Perfectly Meet Kate Bishop

    Hailee Steinfeld understood the Kate Bishop assignment.

    Hi, yes, HELLO. I know we are in the midst of freaking out about Shang-Chi, preparing for Eternals, AND watching What If...?, but it's already time to prepare for the holiday season, aka Hawkeye season.

    A promo pic featuring Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, and a dog walking through the city with the tagline, "This Holiday Season The Best Gifts Come With a Bow"
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    Today, Marvel dropped the first trailer for Disney+'s Hawkeye, and y'all, I literally can't stop screaming.

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    In case you need a reminder, Hawkeye is set to follow Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) as he teams up with another well-known archer, Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), who is making her MCU debut in this series.

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    The series is helmed by Rhys Thomas and will be directed by Rhys and directing duo Bert and Bertie.

    In the comics, Kate Bishop is a skilled archer and member of the Young Avengers, and I can't stop smiling because she is one of my favorite characters ever.

    Kate says that some people have called her the world's greatest archer, and Clint asks if she's one of those people, and she nods her head
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    Kate fights in the Young Avengers alongside Cassie Lang, Tommy and Billy Maximoff, Eli Bradley, America Chavez, Teddy Altman, and many more. So yes, we've already met Cassie, Eli, Tommy, and Billy in the MCU, and America Chavez will appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. CAN YOU HEAR ME YELLING NOW? 

    Anyway, the trailer gives us a look at what Clint has been up to since the Blip and losing Natasha (*pauses to weep*), and it looks like he's taken a break from his bow and arrow yet again.

    Clint at a restaurant with his family, saying he loves them and is making up for some lost time
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    I also need to know where Linda Cardellini is and why she's not on this trip to New York City with her family?!

    However, he soon meets Kate, who is running around NYC wearing Clint's vigilante look from Avengers: Endgame, and she's apparently a huge Hawkeye fan.

    Kate says "You're Hawkeye!" after Clint unmasks her and he asks "Who the hell are you?"
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    What a cute little nerd — I cannot.

    So instead of returning to his family right away, Clint spends the holiday season fighting alongside Kate, and their dynamic is already *chef's kiss*.

    As they are involved in a car chase, Clint tries to pick out an arrow for Kate to use
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    If you've read any Kate Bishop comics — and PLEASE do — Hailee already has Kate's personality down perfectly.

    Besides Clint and Kate, we also get a glimpse of Vera Farmiga's character and Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez/Echo.

    Vera holding a wine glass and Maya in close-up with red light
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    In the comics, Maya is the adoptive daughter of Kingpin, and she's often in comics alongside Daredevil. Maya is also deaf, as is Alaqua in real life, so her casting is honestly flawless, and I'm so excited to see her kick butt as Echo.

    Now, I know what you are thinking: But Nora, we didn't see Florence Pugh as Yelena in this trailer. I know, I know. But listen, it's probably for the best because I would literally be typing this from my floor right now.


    Yes, Florence will reportedly be in Hawkeye, especially given that post-credits scene in Black Widow, so everyone just start preparing accordingly, because chances are Yelena's entrance is going to be kept a secret until the show drops.

    Yelena being told that Clint is the man responsible for her sister's death

    Oh, also, Hawkeye features a STEVE ROGERS MUSICAL?!?!! Like, how do I get tickets to that?!

    Captain America singing and dancing with other Avengers characters like Thor and Loki in a scene from Rogers: The Musical
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    Alright, I think that's everything for right now. If you need me, I'll be periodically saying to myself "Kate Bishop is in the MCU" for the rest of the day.

    Kate and Clint back-to-back with their bow and arrows at the ready
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    Be sure to check out Hawkeye when it starts streaming Nov. 24 on Disney+.

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