Marvel Studios has reportedly halted production on the upcoming Hawkeye limited series.
Marvel Studios’ Phase Four projects are currently in production, which includes Disney Plus shows like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision. However, one show is now being put on the back burner for the time being.
According to Charles Murphy, Marvel Studios has ceased production on Hawkeye indefinitely. No immediate reason was provided for the delay, but Murphy stressed that the series is still happening. He also states that the situation has nothing to do with the project’s star, Jeremy Renner, possibly being removed.
MCU Cosmic’s Jeremy Conrad did, however, add that the delay has more to do with the personal situation surrounding Renner. Late last year, Renner’s ex-wife accused him of threatening her life and being an unfit parent. The actor has since denied the allegations, while the two continue a lengthy, custody battle.
Disney has reportedly opted to retain Renner in the role and move forward but, as MCU Cosmic reports, he studio likely wants to create some distance between the incident and the show, which was scheduled to begin production in July.
This isn’t the first hurdle the project has faced, as Marvel has reportedly been trying to tap actress Hailee Steinfeld for the role of Kate Bishop. Unfortunately, for the studio, Steinfeld is tied up in her commitments to Apple TV Plus’ Dickinson.
Despite the setbacks, the pieces still seem to be in place for Hawkeye to proceed, with Mad Men’s Johnathan Igla attached as head writer and executive producer. Taking place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, the series will focus on Clint Barton training Bishop to become an archer and hero.
Fans will certainly be hoping it won’t be too long before they get to see the continuing adventures of the master marksman. Hawkeye is currently slated to stream on Disney Plus in late 2021.