At this point, fans are expecting a huge surprise whenever they watch an MCU film or TV show whether it's a surprise appearance of a character or a game-changing plot twist that changes the course of the franchise. It looks like it will also be the case for Hawkeye, especially with the tease during the recent episode regarding Maya Lopez's Uncle in which fans are speculating to be Kingpin.
In the latest 15-second promo of Hawkeye, which highlighted the critics' positive responses to the series, they hinted that "the biggest surprises are yet to come" and showed new footage of a masked character wearing an all-black suit and a pair of goggles. You can watch the promo here and take a look at the screenshot of the masked character:
A lot of fans are already speculating that the masked character could be Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova, who is expected to make an appearance in the series after what was teased during the post-credits scene of Black Widow. There are some who pointed out that the unidentified masked character's look is similar to one of Yelena's costumes in the comics. If that's the case, this could mean that the footage comes from the long-awaited showdown between Yelena and Clint Barton and Kate Bishop.
Yelena's appearance is not the only surprise that the fans are expecting during the course of the series. It's been speculated for months and implied during the recent episode that Vincent D'Onofrio will be making his return as Kingpin in the series. So far, it still hasn't been confirmed yet and the actor has also denied the recent leak photos. Luckily, there are three episodes left and we will be able to find out soon enough if Kingpin does appear in the series and how Yelena shows up and plays in the story.
New episodes of Hawkeye premieres every Wednesday on Disney+.