Why Thor & Hawkeye Survived in Endgame:
Avengers: Endgame was the biggest crossover event ever, but still we’re glad that it followed the OG 6 Avengers more as compared to the other characters for the film. Avengers: Infinity War didn’t even include Hawkeye and that’s what many people were bummed about. But bringing him into the story in Endgame was actually the right move because you cannot just have Hawkeye stepping out of retirement just 2 minutes after he retires every time. It’s good that all of the OG 6 Avengers weren’t killed off in Infinity War or Endgame. In fact there’s was a specific reason for Hawkeye & Thor to survive the final battle of Endgame.
Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely spoke to Vanity Fair about how they brought together different storylines and tied them together. Stephen McFeely said:
“We could have had a bloodbath and all six of them gone down swinging, but that seemed even more depressing.
It’s not necessarily that we knew they’d get more stories, it’s just that …Thor has sacrificed and sacrificed and lost and lost. It’s not a good ending to kill him. To have him finally, reasonably content with himself — and with his current weight, by the way…”
Then Christopher Markus talked about how the ending that Thor & Hawkeye got, and it was quite satisfying for everyone. Markus said:
“There were some people who were like, “No, he has to magically lose weight.” [Laughs.] That was one of those sobering moments on set where some people were afraid, “He’s going to put on the fat-suit,” and he comes out and basically looks like everybody on the crew. That’s not a fat-suit! That’s a normal person suit! But Thor was resolved. There’s a joy in letting him go off aimlessly into the ends of the universe. And Clint got his family back, and that’s something. That’s the whole reason he was doing it.”
We’re happy the way things have ended for both Thor & Hawkeye. Even the Hulk could go on to do something great in his coming appearances. After hanging out with the Guardians, Thor would go on another solo adventure and he’d be reuniting with his love, Jane Foster. As far as Hulk’s future is concerned, we know that he’d be responsible for creating She-Hulk. And Hawkeye will be coming out of retirement one last time so he could finally get a send-off from the MCU itself.
Avengers: Endgame producer Trinh Tran spoke to Comicbook.com about the upcoming Disney+ series that she will be producing. She talked about introducing Kate Bishop as Hawkeye and the rumor of Hailee Steinfeld being Kate Bishop in the series. Here’s what Tran told ComicBook.com about the Hawkeye series on Thursday:
“[Referring to her earlier interview] It was in early development in terms of discussing what the project would be and I was very interested in that character, which is why that was the answer. That was over a year ago! I think with Endgame, it’s always going to impact all of the characters that we are introducing in our Disney+ streaming shows as well as the future of features, right, for the characters that are still existing. So you’re just going to have to find… I can’t say much about that!”
She even talked about the characters that this series will focus upon after she was asked whether Renner’s Hawkeye is being written on a path of definite retirement:
“Well, they’re both Hawkeyes in a way, right? So you want to make sure… I’m always interested in introducing new characters. And now we have a fascinating young female who is very interested in this role. So you’re going to see a balance of both.”
Tran further talked about the series feeling like a giant movie instead of a series. She said:
“We’re treating our shows as if we’re making our features. I mean, the feel and the quality of those TV shows are going to be like the Marvel movies that you’ve seen. So that’s always been [Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige]’s mindset of let’s make sure that when people are going to be watching these episodes, it’s going to feel like it’s just one long movie except rather than two-and-a-half hours, it’s going to be much longer. And the idea behind certain characters getting their shows is because we’ll have a lot more time to be able to develop these characters rather than the shorter.”
Let’s see how Thor: Love And Thunder and Hawkeye will turn out in their next appearances.