The film slate for the post-Avengers 4 future of the MCU is shrouded in a perpetual state of mystery. Little is known past a second Spider-Man solo film and volume three of the Guardians of the Galaxy. While Marvel Studios have confirmed talks of a Black Widow solo film and an adventure based on The Eternals, Kevin Feige and company is keeping their plans close to the chest.
This past weekend, however, Feige himself appeared at Produced By 2018, a conferencce put on by The Producers Guild Of America, and shed a dim light on what he and his array of directors, writers, and producers are up to in over at the offices of Marvel Studios.
Among other things, Feige revealed that several stories are in the works. Stories centered on familiar MCU characters, characters who have not yet made the jump from comic book panel to the big screen, and a few new versions or different incarnations of characters Marvel movie fans already hold near and dear to their hearts. Feige is famous for his teasing nature and always gives fans just enough to spin out a bevy of fan theories on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.
Given these comments, it was only a matter of time before an insider revealed what Feige really meant and, right on cue, MCU Cosmic heard the call. According to Jeremy Conrad, who has been on point with a few MCU spoilers in the past, Feige was speaking about The Eternals when he mentioned Marvel characters that will be brand new to moviegoers and the different incarnation of a beloved character was in reference to Hawkeye.
Conrad’s source, who is the same source who helped him initially break the news about The Eternals a few months back, revealed that Hawkeye was one of few characters being thrown around the writer’s room when speaking of the distant future. Fans of the comics know that Clint Barton, played by Jeremy Renner in the MCU, is not the only hero to take up the mantle of Hawkeye.
Kate Bishop has been working as a member of both the Young Avengers and the West Coast Avengers. If she was given her own solo adventure, it would add to the long list of badass, female heroes more-than-capable of holding their on in an all-female Avengers team-up film.
For now, take this rumor with a grain of salt. The future of the MCU is still years away but all of these rumors we are hearing will soon begin to take shape over once The Avengers solve their Thanos problem in Avengers 4.
What do you think? Would a Kate Bishop film be a success? Would you rather see Clint Barton get his own film instead? Let us know @superbromovies and in the comments below.