first reactions to Disney Plus’ Marvel Cinematic Universe Series, Hawkeye, are here. The Disney+ MCU series centers around Clint Barton’s titular archer superhero Clint Barton or Hawkeye and his mentor Kate Bishop, played by Hailee Steinfeld.
Kate Bishop will lead Hawkeye on the show.
Amber Finlayson, Katie Ellwood and Rhys Thomas are directing the series and Jonathan Igla is the series’ lead writer. Vera Farmiga, Fra Fei, Tony Dalton, Zayn McClaren, Brian D’Arcy James and Alaqua Cox also star.
Here are some of the early reactions to the series.
Comicbook.com’s Brandon Davis tweeted, “#Hawkeye opens to a great sequence that’s super rewarding for longtime MCU fans. I loved it. Hailee Steinfeld is a great, energetic Kate Bishop. GREAT New addition that makes an impression! The future of Kate and Clint’s dynamic looks really, really fun. Watch 2 episodes, want 3!”
CinemaBlend’s Sean O’Connell had mixed impressions. He said that the first two episodes “are decent, but nothing caught me after the first episode’s killer opening.”
Hollywood Reporter contributor Richard Newby tweeted, “Hockey is good, Christmas fun. This feels like the least ambitious of the MCU series so far (obviously that could change after 2 episodes). Reminds me a bit of the Netflix series.” Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop is a treat and I can’t wait until she meets Pugh’s Yelena. #hockey.”
Ethan Anderton of Slashfilm wrote, “#Hockey is solid, but doesn’t have a plot that draws attention to the first two episodes. But where it shines is giving Clint Barton time to breathe as a character, It shows how he deals with being recognized as a superhero and the difficulty that comes with it.”
ScreenRant’s Brett Rivera tweeted, “I also love the way #Hawkeye emotionally connects to the MCU – it’s not about the cameos (but believe me I was looking for them!).