Hawkeye’s costume has been redesigned for its upcoming Disney Plus series, and now we’ve seen it for the first time. It’s unclear exactly what the source of the image is, but it has now been widely shared on social media.
The image features actor Jeremy Renner with fellow cast member Alaqua Cox, a newcomer to the MCU who plays the native Daredevil character Echo on the series.
The costume is arguably the most comic book-faithful attempt Marvel has ever made with Clint Barton, featuring the purple the character is known for. This specific costume also looks like a reference to Barton’s design in the popular Matt Fraction / David Aja Hawkeye comic series – which seems to have an influence on the series in general.
Check it out below:
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For a quick comparison, here’s what Barton looks like in this comic especially Hawkeye – although it goes through a few variations in costume design:
Hawkeye has completed filming and is expected to land on Disney Plus later this year. He co-stars Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop, the new Hawkeye, as Barton trains a new archer. Little is known about the story – but Barton is widely expected to have hearing loss, herself a key story in Hawkeye’s story on the page. Vera Farmiga will also star in the series.
What’s in a costume?
Marvel comic book characters are going through a lot of costume changes. Sometimes they’re super loyal – see Sam Wilson’s Captain America costume at the end of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which is straight from the comics – or they’re a little more creative, like Peter Quill’s red jacket from Guardians of The Galaxy.
Sometimes a costume just doesn’t look perfect on the big screen, and that’s especially true for some of Hawkeye’s oldest outfits in the Marvel comics. Now Clint finally has his own solo adventure, it’s a good time to connect the dots on some of his most popular stories from Marvel source material.