This week’s Hawkeye release is monumental for a few reasons. For one, it’s Marvel Studios’ official foray into the street-level corner of the MCU. The show also features the debut of Kate Bishop, who may very well be poised to be one of the MCU’s biggest characters. Lastly, it’s the first time Jeremy Renner gets to star as the lead on a Marvel project.
Producer Trinh Tran sat down with us and revealed the extent of Renner’s involvement in the creative process of the show.
We brought Jeremy Renner into the writer’s room. Out of everybody who knows Clint Barton, he’s the one to ask those questions because he’s played the character for an entire decade. We wanted him to get involved and get an understanding of how he feels about the character in this story. We gave him the broad strokes of the direction we had in mind and asked how he would react in certain scenarios. That was tremendously helpful.
An actor joining a writer’s room for some consulting isn’t anything new but it’s nonetheless good to hear Renner himself commit to delivering the best version of Clint he can. Matt Fraction, who co-wrote with David Aja the iconic Hawkeye run that serves as the show’s basis, also consulted on the project. Needless to say, the project is in good hands.