Disney+ has just unveiled their latest Marvel Cinematic Universe TV series, Hawkeye, the last one of the year in fact. It’s been a packed year of MCU series considering they started in January with such shows as WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and What If. But how does Hawkeye fit in with the rest of the MCU? And which MCU entries do you need to catch up on to watch the show?
Thankfully, you won’t have to do much homework. This mostly has to do with the fact that Hawkeye hasn’t been in too many Marvel movies or played such a big role. You won’t have to be all caught up on the sticky details of the multiverse or other dimensions. There doesn’t seem to be anything that grand in this adventure story set during Christmas as Clint Barton takes on a new protege for his bow and arrow.
Based on the first two episodes that dropped today, here are the Marvel movies you should catch up on and why:
- Avengers: The prologue takes place during the battle of New York, where Hawkeye worked alongside the Avengers to stop the Chitari. Chitari artifacts are also mentioned in the show.
- Avengers: Endgame: The show features Kate Bishop donning the attire of Ronin, the anti-hero Clint Barton became after he lost his family in Endgame. The sacrifice of Black Widow during that film also comes up in the show.
- Black Widow: The post-credit Easter egg of Black Widow features Natasha’s sister of Yelena being informed that Clint was responsible for the death of Natasha. This plays a key role in who Clint will have to face for future episodes.
The first two episodes of Hawkeye are currently airing on Disney+ and will debut new episodes every Wednesday.