Spoilers Hawkeye -Discussion Thread

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  1. JD

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    We've got She-Hulk coming up, and she has a pretty extensive history with the Avengers in the comics.
    I read an article Marvel posted on their website that went through comics history, and now I'm curious if they go that route, who will play the Kingpin role? Unless they actually bring back Vincent D'Onofro, which would be amazing.
    I can't really see them taking this in that direction, that would be a better fit for the Guardians of the Galaxy at this point, since that is by far the most cosmic MCU series right now.
    I believe the first Skrull storyline ended with them being permanently turned into cows.
     
  2. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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    Not all that permanent. They comeback in the first Kree-Skrull War storyline from the 70s.
     
  3. Guy Gardener

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    Stunt cast Madonna as Moon Dragon. Point is, this would mean a Scarlet Witch Cameo.

    But you're right.

    Later.

    Moon Dragon is Drax's daughter in the comics, but he isn't even human in the movies.
     
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    Does Moondragon have to be human herself?
     
  5. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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    Too many pieces out of place to get anything close to the Celestial Madonna Saga.
     
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    Old Kang hosts a beauty contest and Mantis tries to frack Vision.

    At the end Mantis and Vege Swordsman fly off into the stratosphere like Sandy and Danny from Grease.

    Just had to check that Kang was not the Celestial Jesus.

    He is not.

    She is replaced with a vegetable in the comics.

    So is the Swordsman.

    But they probably still do it like mammals do it on the discovery channel.

    Rather he has to collect pollen from elsewhere to germinate in her budding flowers.
     
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  7. Xerxes82

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    Nerys is correct, you're thinking of Cosmo, the Soviet Space Dog. Who has already appeared in the MCU in Guardians of the Galaxy, though not yet with the love and attention the truly awesome character deserves.

    This dog is Pizza Dog, proper name Lucky, and was introduced by Matt Fraction. He appeared in the same story that introduced the Tracksuit Mafia. As far as I know he has only ever appeared in Hawkeye comics, of both the Clint and Kate persuasion. (Every time I type that, I think it was mistake not to make her Cate. But maybe that's too on the nose?)
     
  8. galleywest

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    I've watched the first two episodes... I'm finding it a lot more entertaining than i thought it would be, which is fun. But I must be the only person who doesn't like Hailee Steinfeld as Kate. I really find her to be grating and I can't look at her and think, this is a character. She always just seems like Hailee Steinfeld playing Hailee Steinfeld to me. But I'm clearly in the minority on that one!
     
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    I always feel the same way about Chris Pine, but I still enjoy him. Lucky (maybe) this is my first exposure to Steinfeld.
     
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    Bumblebee (the Transformers movie set in the 1980s) is Fucking sweet, and Emily Dickinson (season 3 just done) a period drama about the poetess, but using modern language and modern music is sublime.



     
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    She was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the True Grit remake in 2011 when she was all of 14 years old.

     
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    One thing I forgot to mention before (speaking of young Hailie): The casting director did a great job with casting young Kate. The actress looks a lot like Hailie.
     
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    As a swordsman I just want to say, we aren't all bad guys.

    The first Avengers movie is becoming a bit of a Nexus point for other marvels shows and movies, it's cropped up in Spiderman Homecoming, Endgame and now Hawkeye.
     
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    I mentioned I had some minor continuity issues with the Battle of New York sequence, but the dedication shown to continuity in this sequence more than makes up for any minor issue I may have had. This right here is awesome. The two sequences even slo-mo at the same time.

     
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    It was also the Nexus point for Agents of SHIELD and responsible for the low property values in Hell's Kitchen in Daredevil.
     
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    Renner delivers that aura with ease, and his being more grounded (referring to personality) than 98% of the MCU characters is a plus.

    You're forgetting major players such as Captain America and Bucky (regarding Barnes, I believe it was either Sharon or Zemo who referred to Bucky as an Avenger).
     
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  17. JD

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    Well, the answer to that would depend on your definition of sentient....
     
  18. Noname Given

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    Really enjoying this series. The first two eps. were both 10s.

    I really like how they are being faithful to the character's individual motivations and nothing feels forced in a 'because it has to happen for the story to progress' kind of way that we sometimes see with these types of stories. The whole LARP bit in Ep. 2 was hilarious, but made in universe sense as I liked the line of - "We're a lot of RL Firemen and Cops, so if you try to break the rules..." - plus I loved the guy with the suit saying "Hey, just let me kill you and I'll give you the suit..." - and he did, no muss or ridiculous ulterior motive; Hawkeye played along and the guy with the suit kept his word.

    All very organic with (IMO) the right mix of seriousness and humor that just makes the whole thing fun to watch; and no real 'idiot ball' tossing or other overused tropes so far.
     
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    I about died laughing during the epic slo-mo scene when Clint was "fighting" his way through the LARPers.

    "Goodness..."
     
  20. Ar-Pharazon

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    Is the "issue" that he was out of arrows, then had a grappler arrow? :lol:


    These first two episodes were really really good stuff. All 5 shows so far have had their own identity and have really nailed it for me. But suddenly six episodes is feeling a bit short, but it always does around this point.

    I almost hate to say Disney has been doing an amazing job with this franchise. I don't ask for the world from a franchise like this, just to be entertained and to be reminded of the comics I read so long ago.

    I'd say a pair of 8.5/10's so far.