Hawkeye episode 3 — launched Wednesday on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar — expanded on the character of Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox), the hearing- and physically-challenged higher administration of the Tracksuit Mafia who was teased within the final shot of Hawkeye episode 2. It served as an origin story for the character forward of the spin-off sequence Echo (Maya’s alter ego within the comics) that Cox will lead. Aside from telling us why she’s pushed to search out out the Ronin’s identification (the Ronin killed her father), Hawkeye episode Three gave us a peek at her childhood (as she went to an abled college and took karate classes). And it was by way of the final of those bits that Hawkeye teased a bigger large unhealthy — and perhaps, a connection to Netflix’s erstwhile Marvel universe that followers have been craving.
Early into Hawkeye episode 3, as Maya’s father William Lopez (Zahn McClarnon) drops her off on the karate academy, he tells her that “Uncle will pick you up after class.” An enormous of a person — we see little or no of him in Hawkeye episode 3 — steps into body, earlier than chuckling and increasing his hand to lovingly play with the cheeks of a younger Maya (Darnell Besaw) who smiles at him. In the Marvel comics, Maya is the ward of none aside from Kingpin/ Wilson Fisk, who was memorably performed by Vincent D’Onofrio within the Netflix-Marvel sequence Daredevil. The Uncle in Hawkeye episode Three does appear to have the dimensions of D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk, however might it actually be him? Is Marvel Studios really set to canonise the Netflix sequence in a fashion of talking?
There is extra “proof” elsewhere in Hawkeye episode 3. When Maya (Cox) witnesses Ronin taking out her colleagues and her father at their workplace, there is a split-second shot of the store’s title. It’s referred to as Fat Man Auto Repair, which might be learn as a reference to Kingpin. In the Marvel comics, Wilson Fisk has been often referred as to “Fat Man” by these not aligned with him. Then later in Hawkeye episode 3, when Maya’s second-in-command Kazi (Fra Fee) disagrees together with her, he as soon as once more brings up “Uncle”, noting that he will not just like the noise they’re making. And lastly, when Hawkeye/ Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) are discussing Tracksuit Mafia, Clint says you do not need to mess with the man above Maya.
Now, to be truthful, there is not sufficient right here to conclusively say that the Uncle in Hawkeye episode Three will become Wilson Fisk. Marvel Studios has a little bit of tweaking characters and storylines to swimsuit its objective — simply see what Hawkeye is doing with Jack Duquesnse (Tony Dalton), man and Hawkeye’s mentor within the comics, however now seemingly a foul man and has no connection to Hawkeye. And there is not any assure that even when Fisk is again, it is going to be D’Onofrio. But it might be a disgrace to throw all of the goodwill away. Additionally, rumours have been making the spherical for months now that Charlie Cox, who performed Matt Murdock/ Daredevil in Daredevil, has filmed scenes for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Given all that, it will appear that Marvel is lastly integrating the Netflix-Marvel sequence characters with the bigger Marvel Cinematic Universe. They have at all times co-existed, however they’ve by no means been acknowledged earlier than in MCU motion pictures or Disney+ sequence. Hawkeye may very well be set to vary that. But would not the three seasons of Daredevil be a headache for the MCU? That’s the place the Tom Hiddleston-led Loki is available in, because it opened the best way for the Marvel multiverse. Now we are able to have “variants” of current characters. That permits Marvel to carry again D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk (and even Cox as Murdock), however they will alter any arcs or storylines that don’t work for them.
What route the MCU takes, and whether or not how a lot of this can find yourself being true, stays to be seen although. Hawkeye episode four drops December 8, adopted by Hawkeye episode 5 on December 15, Spider-Man: No Way Home on December 17, and sequence finale Hawkeye episode 6 on December 22.
- Release Date 24 November 2021
- Genre Action, Adventure, Drama
- Duration 2h 18min
Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James, Alaqua Cox
- Director Rhys Thomas, Bert & Bertie
- Music Christophe Beck
- Producer Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Trinh Tran, Rhys Thomas, Rhys Thomas, Jonathan Igla, Brad Winderbaum
- Production Marvel Studios
- Certificate U/A
- Users Rating