Hawkeye episode 3 — launched Wednesday on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar — expanded on the character of Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox), the hearing- and physically-challenged higher administration of the Tracksuit Mafia who was teased within the final shot of Hawkeye episode 2. It served as an origin story for the character forward of the spin-off sequence Echo (Maya’s alter ego within the comics) that Cox will lead. Except for telling us why she’s pushed to seek out out the Ronin’s identification (the Ronin killed her father), Hawkeye episode 3 gave us a peek at her childhood (as she went to an abled faculty and took karate classes). And it was by way of the final of those bits that Hawkeye teased a bigger large dangerous — and possibly, a connection to Netflix’s erstwhile Marvel universe that followers have been craving.
Early into Hawkeye episode 3, as Maya’s father William Lopez (Zahn McClarnon) drops her off on the karate academy, he tells her that “Uncle will choose you up after class.” An enormous of a person — we see little or no of him in Hawkeye episode 3 — steps into body, earlier than chuckling and lengthening his hand to lovingly play with the cheeks of a younger Maya (Darnell Besaw) who smiles at him. Within the Marvel comics, Maya is the ward of none aside from Kingpin/ Wilson Fisk, who was memorably performed by Vincent D’Onofrio within the Netflix-Marvel sequence Daredevil. The Uncle in Hawkeye episode 3 does appear to have the scale of D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk, however might it actually be him? Is Marvel Studios truly set to canonise the Netflix sequence in a way of talking?
There’s extra “proof” elsewhere in Hawkeye episode 3. When Maya (Cox) witnesses Ronin taking out her colleagues and her father at their workplace, there is a split-second shot of the store’s title. It is known as Fats Man Auto Restore, which may be learn as a reference to Kingpin. Within the Marvel comics, Wilson Fisk has been often referred as to “Fats Man” by these not aligned with him. Then later in Hawkeye episode 3, when Maya’s second-in-command Kazi (Fra Payment) disagrees along with her, he as soon as once more brings up “Uncle”, noting that he will not just like the noise they’re making. And eventually, when Hawkeye/ Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) are discussing Tracksuit Mafia, Clint says you do not wish to mess with the man above Maya.
Now, to be honest, there is not sufficient right here to conclusively say that the Uncle in Hawkeye episode 3 will grow to be Wilson Fisk. Marvel Studios has a little bit of tweaking characters and storylines to swimsuit its goal — simply see what Hawkeye is doing with Jack Duquesnse (Tony Dalton), a superb man and Hawkeye’s mentor within the comics, however now seemingly a nasty man and has no connection to Hawkeye. And there is no assure that even when Fisk is again, will probably be D’Onofrio. But it surely’d be a disgrace to throw all of the goodwill away. Moreover, rumours have been making the spherical for months now that Charlie Cox, who performed Matt Murdock/ Daredevil in Daredevil, has filmed scenes for Spider-Man: No Means Dwelling.
Given all that, it will appear that Marvel is lastly integrating the Netflix-Marvel sequence characters with the bigger Marvel Cinematic Universe. They’ve at all times co-existed, however they’ve by no means been acknowledged earlier than in MCU motion pictures or Disney+ sequence. Hawkeye may very well be set to alter that. However would not the three seasons of Daredevil be a headache for the MCU? That is the place the Tom Hiddleston-led Loki is available in, because it opened the best way for the Marvel multiverse. Now we are able to have “variants” of present characters. That enables Marvel to carry again D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk (and even Cox as Murdock), however they’ll alter any arcs or storylines that don’t work for them.
What route the MCU takes, and whether or not how a lot of this can find yourself being true, stays to be seen although. Hawkeye episode 4 drops December 8, adopted by Hawkeye episode 5 on December 15, Spider-Man: No Means Dwelling on December 17, and sequence finale Hawkeye episode 6 on December 22.
- Launch Date 24 November 2021
- Style Motion, Journey, Drama
- Period 2h 18min
Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, Vera Farmiga, Fra Payment, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James, Alaqua Cox
- Director Rhys Thomas, Bert & Bertie
- Music Christophe Beck
- Producer Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Trinh Tran, Rhys Thomas, Rhys Thomas, Jonathan Igla, Brad Winderbaum
- Manufacturing Marvel Studios
- Certificates U/A
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