HAWKEYE Set Photos Seemingly Confirm A Major Plot Point - Possible SPOILERS
Following those set videos from earlier today, some much better quality phots of Hawkeye stars Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld have found their way online, and they appear to confirm a major plot point.
Earlier today, a video from the set of the Disney+ Hawkeye series finally confirmed that Bumblebee actress Hailee Steinfeld has indeed been cast as Kate Bishop, and some follow-up photos may have revealed something else about the Marvel show.
A batch of much clearer images featuring Steinfeld, Jeremy Renner and Lucky the Pizza Dog running down a flight of stairs have now been shared online, and a zoomed-in look at the Avengers: Endgame actor appears to show that Clint Barton is wearing a hearing aid.
Fans of the character will no doubt be aware that Hawkeye lost the use of his ears in the comic books back the '80s after using a sonic arrowhead to take down Crossfire. His hearing was later restored during the Counter-Earth arc, but he was rendered deaf once again in Matt Fraction's more recent run, and that's now recognized as canon.
I’m gonna watch Hawkeye for the plot— DanTheMan🎸❓0❓❓ (@humandoormatt69) December 3, 2020
The plot: pic.twitter.com/o5O2n5h1jT
HOLY SHIT. CLINT IS WEARING A HEARING AID!!!! pic.twitter.com/DbmxpS3Enb— Borkeye 🏹🐶 (@bork_21) December 2, 2020
This show is clearly taking quite a bit of inspiration from Fraction's series, so there's already been speculation that we might see Barton depicted as deaf.
How it happens remains to be seen, but previous casting calls have hinted that the Tracksuit Mafia (Bro) and Kazimierz Kazimierczak, aka The Clown, are going to be introduced, and the latter is responsible for deafening Clint in the comics by stabbing him through both ears.
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