When the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked off in 2008 with Iron Man, most fans probably wouldn't have guessed that it would become such a huge franchise, on both the big and small screens. In just a few months, Phase Three will kick off with Captain America: Civil War, with the TV side growing as well, with ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel's Agent Carter, along with Netflix shows Daredevil, Jessica Jones and the upcoming Luke Cage and Iron Fist. One of the Captain America: Civil War stars, Jeremy Renner, revealed at Silicon Valley Comic Con (via ComicBook.com) that he would be open to starring in a Netflix series centering on his character Hawkeye.
"I think that's actually a really great model, if there's ever a way to explore the character, maybe it's in that world. These are things that are really not in my control, but I'd be open to it. I've really enjoyed getting to explore the character more recently. The Netflix model is where all the character drama goes to now, you're doing a superhero movie or a Netflix or HBO kind of model. So I'd be open to it. Not up to me, though."
Hawkeye was first introduced in 2011's Thor in a brief cameo, before his first full appearance in 2012's Marvel's The Avengers. While he didn't have a terribly large role in Marvel's The Avengers, he was given a lot more screen time in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and in Captain America: Civil War, he'll be fighting alongside Captain America (Chris Evans) and his team members The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). Of course, after Captain America: Civil War, we don't know where Hawkeye will show up next, but he'll certainly be a part of the epic two-part adventure Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II.
It's also possible that Hawkeye could make an appearance in the 2018 sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp. We saw in the trailer that Hawkeye and Ant-Man make a unique team, with the miniscule Ant-Man riding on the tip of Hawkeye's arrow as it's shot through the air. No official plot details have been revealed for Ant-Man and the Wasp quite yet, with Paul Rudd co-writing the script alongside Gabriel Ferrari, Andrew Barrer and Adam McKay.
Since all of the Netflix shows are part of the MCU, it's certainly possible that a Hawkeye show could work on the streaming service. We'll have to wait and see what other movies in the MCU he's confirmed for, and it isn't even known if Marvel is interested in creating a series revolving around Hawkeye. Would you watch a new TV series with Jeremy Renner starring as Hawkeye?