Fans are looking forward to seeing Hawkeye which will be Clint Barton's first-ever solo venture and Kate Bishop's debut in the MCU. We all know that it will be set sometime after Avengers: Endgame, but now we know the exact timeline the series will be set in and it might surprise you.
In an interview with Games Radar, Rhys Thomas, who directed three episodes of Hawkeye, revealed that the series will be set two years after Avengers: Endgame. He said, "Clint's someone that we haven't gotten to spend a lot of time with obviously, over the course of the films. We get to see where he's at, we're two years after the events of Endgame. And so we get to see what he's been doing and how he's dealing with his past."
If Hawkeye is indeed set two years after the events of Avengers: Endgame, that would mean it will be the most distant MCU series or film so far after the Blip which happened in the year 2023. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Spider-Man: Far from Home were set around the year 2024 while WandaVision and Eternals were estimated to be set around just weeks after Endgame. With the director's comment, it looks like the series is set in the holiday season of 2025.
There's a lot of anticipation now on the upcoming six-episode holiday event series as we will get to have our deep dive on Clint Barton like never before and it will be the introduction of Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop, who is expected to be a major player in the MCU moving forward. It will also feature the return of Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova, who will face off with the main characters as teased in the post-credits scene of Black Widow.
Hawkeye is set to premiere with two episodes this coming Wednesday on Disney+.