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Hawkeye mini-series in the works at Disney+ streaming service

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JEREMY Renner is set to keep playing Hawkeye in a new mini-series for the forthcoming Disney+ streaming service.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will focus on Clint Barton, the superhero archery expert Renner has played in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since first appearing in 2011’s Thor.

It will serve as a jumping off point for Barton to be able to pass on the Hawkeye mantle to a young protégé named Kate Bishop, who in the comics is a member of the Young Avengers.

The character has also featured in the Hawkeye series from Matt Fraction and Alex Aja, which launched in 2012 and has since earned an Eisner nomination. The story focuses on the student-teacher relationship between Barton and Burton.

Renner last appeared as Hawkeye in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, and returns to the character, as Ronin, in Avengers: Endgame.

The Disney+ streaming service is Disney’s high-profile attempt to operate on a level playing field with rival streamers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.

It joins a number of other shows revolving around some of Marvel’s big screen talent, including the Tom Hiddleston featuring Loki series, as well as a separate show focused on Vision and Scarlet Witch, starring Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen.

A Falcon/Winter Soldier mini-series could see Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan team up for their own adventures, while two further unscripted Marvel shows are in the works.

They include a series with the working title Marvel’s 616, which is being described as an anthological docu-series set at the intersection of the comic giant’s stories, characters and creators and everyday people, as well as Marvel’s Hero Project, which explores the positive change several young heroes are making in their own communities.