The Marvel series has just ended on Disney +, at the end of a last fun and explosive episode. What should be deduced from this for the rest of the franchise? Attention spoilers!
5) Laura Barton is a SHIELD alumnus
We got an answer. Limited, of course, but an answer anyway: the famous watch that Clint must recover in episode 4 actually belongs to his wife, Laura. It is engraved with the SHIELD logo, and we understand that this Vintage Rolex was given to him when the character played by Linda Cardellini was working for Nick Fury’s agency. She was therefore “Mockingbird”, as many fans had imagined for quite some time. What was his job? What are his talents? Did she quit her job to become a stay-at-home mom? We will not know, but we will see it differently from now on.
4) Yelena made peace with Clint … and understands that Countess lied to her
Natasha’s sister isn’t the type to let herself be dictated what to do next. The former Black Widow had been manipulated by Countess Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfuss) in the post-credit of the film centered on Scarlett Johansson. The latter, enemy of Fury, sets up a team of super alternatives, certainly with a Machiavellian aim. After recruiting US Agent (in Falcon), she had made Yenela believe that Hawkeye was responsible for Natasha’s death in Avengers: Endgame. But the young Soviet finally uncovered the sad truth in this finale. She makes peace with Clint. And one thing leading to another, she certainly understood that it had been used by the Countess. How will she react in the sequel to the MCU?
3) Echo takes flight
She’s all that’s left of the mafia tracksuit at the end of Hawkeye. Maya (played by actress Alaqua Cox) leaves New York City to embark on new solo adventures, under the name Echo. Because yes, it will be entitled to its eponymous spin-off, currently in pre-production, and which will be broadcast in the coming months (no date yet) on Disney +. A little like Daredevil, Echo’s handicap – her deafness – has become her strength, able to perfectly reproduce any movement or physical action she sees thanks to her photographic reflexes. Appeared in the comics for the first time in 1999, she was then Ronin (even before Barton). Will she take back the costume of the alter-ego ofHawkeye in his own series?
2) The Kingpin is dead (a priori)!
Because before leaving, Maya did something that was very Ronin: kill her enemy in cold blood. In this case, Wilson Fisk! The return of the Kingpin was short, very short! The big villain of Daredevil, still played by the immense Vincent D’Onofrio, made his comeback on our screens in this final, for his first stint in the MCU since Netflix. If he proved that he was still a formidable fighter, Kingpin was finally shot by his little protégé (it must be said that he had his father murdered and that he had been trying to kill her since the beginning of the episode. ). This time, no “release from prison” card possible. No media redemption. The “Big Guy” died alone, in an alley. At least, that’s what this final officially suggests … without showing his death live, or his corpse, leaving de facto room for doubt. Especially since in the comics, he survives a similar scene, returning blind from the dead. Unless this off-screen assassination is just attributable to the fact that we are here on Disney + … While waiting for a possible confirmation, we understand that New York no longer has a boss. It remains to be seen how Matt Murdock will react to this “big” news …
1) Kate Bishop becomes the news Hawkeye
Before disappearing for good from the Marvel Universe, Kingpin faced Kate Bishop in single combat. And as Clint will say shortly after, “rare are those who tried the blow and who made it out “. The young girl has proven, over the course of these six episodes, that she is a real potential superheroine. A potential Avenger. And that’s what transpires from the very last scene of the Disney series: while Barton burns his costume, as the symbol of his desire to hang up to stay with his family, Kate chooses a super-nickname! Lady Hawk? Hawk Eve? Hawk Shot? Lady Arrow? No. Clint simply suggests that he call himself … Hawkeye ! Yes, like in the comics, the news Hawkeye, it’s her. The witness has passed. We will see her again very soon in the saga. The MCU has more than one string to its bow.