Ever since Avengers: Endgame introduced the five-year Blip between Thanos’ snap in Infinity War that erased half the population of the universe and Hulks’ snap that undid it, it has been a constant guessing game as to when Phase 4 properties take place. So far, answers to that question have been mostly vague. While we still have more questions than answers, there’s now some confirmation on where the upcoming Hawkeye series exists within the Sacred Timeline. Director Rhys Thomas revealed to Game Radar:
Clint’s someone that we haven’t gotten to spend a lot of time with obviously, over the course of the films…We get to see where he’s at, we’re two years after the events of Endgame. And so we get to see what he’s been doing and how he’s dealing with his past.Rhys Thomas
Since the events of Endgame took place sometime in 2023, that means that Clint Barton and Kate Bishop are set to take on their New York adventure roughly in 2025. Set photos had previously hinted at a 2025 date for the series by showing the date for Chinese New Year in that very year. Hawkeye is set at Christmas-time, though, so it would appear that the series actually takes place in late 2024 leading into the New Year.
While the puzzle pieces of the Sacred Timeline’s Phase 4 entries are slowly being put together, Hawkeye‘s 2024 winter timing raises more questions about how where the series falls with respect to next month’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. Marvel Studios has played coy on this question, but we will learn more soon as Hawkeye drops this Wednesday, November 24, on Disney+.
Source: Games Radar