HAWKEYE: 5 Bold Predictions For The Next Four Episodes Of Marvel Studios' Latest Disney+ Series

HAWKEYE: 5 Bold Predictions For The Next Four Episodes Of Marvel Studios' Latest Disney+ Series

The two-part premiere of Hawkeye left us with plenty to discuss, but what about those next four episodes? Here, we make some big predictions about where things could be heading next in the Disney+ series.

With just four episodes of Hawkeye left after that memorable two-part premiere, we can't help but get excited about what surprises could still be in store for us over the next month or so.

The penultimate episode lands right before Spider-Man: No Way Home swings into theaters, while the finale drops shortly after. That could have more meaning than it initially appears, especially as both projects appear to share a Christmastime setting; throw in what we know about Yelena Belova's role in the series and other big rumours, and we've come up with some bold predictions!

From surprise cameos to how Hawkeye can set up future seasons of this show, we dive into a lot here. Needless to say, there are potential spoilers, but we're sure you'll be intrigued by what you'll find. 

To take a look through this feature, all you guys need to do is click on the "Next" button below!
 

5. Yelena Belova Breaks Bad

TG1234567891e1wwwew13214w

Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova was an extremely likeable character, but also one who had only just escaped her Red Room programming. Black Widow's post-credits scene even revealed that she'd become an assassin for Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, so why is everyone convinced she'll become a hero?

Yelena may have been manipulated by Val into targeting Hawkeye, but we're not expecting this Disney+ series to redeem the character. While it's hard to say how exactly Clint Barton will escape her wrath, it seems more likely that this Natasha Romanoff's sister will continue heading down the same dark path as her comic book counterpart, probably becoming a Thunderbolt or Dark Avenger.

That leaves the door open to redemption down the line, a more interesting approach to her arc than having her appear in Hawkeye and go from killer to superhero in the space of just 45 minutes or so.
 

4. Swordsman Isn't The Villain We Think

TG1234567891e1wwwew13214w1

Jack Duquesne is seemingly being set up as Hawkeye's villain after the first two episodes, and we're not going to deny that there's something shady about him. After all, he stole Ronin's sword from that black market auction and even offered Kate one of Armand's butterscotches following his murder (it's also worth noting his uncle died after being stabbed by a sword). 

Despite what appears to be overwhelming evidence of Jack's villainy, we believe he's innocent and that it is, in fact, Eleanor Bishop who is responsible for Armand's death. 

She just used one of Jack's swords and also killed Kate's father all those years ago by taking advantage of the chaos caused by the Chitauri attack. As for her fiance, something tells us he could prove himself an unexpected ally to Kate, with the door left open for him to one day suit up as Swordmaster...
 

3. The Kingpin Returns

TG1234567891e1wwwew13214w12

This has been rumoured, but we're sure you remember those big Mephisto rumours for WandaVision as well! Charlie Cox reprising the role of Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home appears to be a given, and bringing back Vincent D'Onofrio as a rebooted Wilson Fisk makes just as much sense (we could live with other Netflix characters being recast, but not these two).

Fisk being responsible for Echo's desire to kill Ronin isn't surprising, while the reveal that he's pulling Eleanor Bishop's strings is equally as expected given some of her actions in the show thus far.

So, what's our "bold" prediction? Well, we don't think The Kingpin will look quite the same as he did the last time he appeared on the small screen. It's hard to say how Marvel Studios will pull this off, but when Fisk is revealed as the big bad - even if he never crosses paths with the two Hawkeyes - we expect him to look a lot closer to his comic book counterpart thanks to visual effects!
 

2. Clint Barton Retires

TG1234567891e1wwwew13214w12w3

After those first two episodes, it's hard to not want Clint and Kate's team-up to continue indefinitely on Disney+. Honestly, we wouldn't be at all surprised to get a season 2 announcement in the closing credits, but if that is the case, it will likely just put the spotlight on the MCU's new Hawkeye. 

At this point, all Clint wants to do is get home to spend the holidays with his family, but after spending time with Kate and being forced to confront the sins of his past through both Echo and Yelena...well, now feels like the right time to hang up his bow. That's not to say this original Avenger can't or won't return, of course, but Kate definitely deserves to be Hawkeye in her own right.

We don't think Clint is going to die as that would be one hell of a bummer for a Christmastime story, so this feels like the next best option and a good way to set the stage for the MCU's future. 
 

1. A Daredevil Tease

TG1234567891e1wwwew13214w12w

The final episode of Hawkeye will arrive on Disney+ the week after Spider-Man: No Way Home swings into theaters. Assuming Charlie Cox does make his MCU debut there as Matt Murdock, then there's really no reason we couldn't get a post-credits scene setting the stage for Echo that includes the Man Without Fear (suited up, hopefully). 

A stinger like that would serve as the perfect follow-up to this Matt's big screen debut, and nicely teases the role he'll likely play in this shared world moving forward.

Remember, Echo has previously been described as Daredevil season 4, and it makes sense for Matt to be involved with Maya Lopez's quest for revenge against Wilson Fisk. We're keeping everything crossed this comes to pass because it would be a downright jaw-dropping cameo. 
 

DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
AVENGERS' Jeremy Renner On Robert Downey Jr.'s Hilarious First Impression Of Chris Hemsworth: F*ck This Guy

AVENGERS' Jeremy Renner On Robert Downey Jr.'s Hilarious First Impression Of Chris Hemsworth: "F*ck This Guy"

In a new interview, Hawkeye star Jeremy Renner recalls meeting Chris Hemsworth for the first time on the set of Avengers, and costar Robert Downey Jr. joking that they needed to "take him out."

ECHO: Disney+ Series Reportedly Enlists DAREDEVIL And THE PUNISHER Writers

ECHO: Disney+ Series Reportedly Enlists DAREDEVIL And THE PUNISHER Writers

Hawkeye introduced us to Alaqua Cox's Maya Lopez, and the plan is for her to take centre stage in spinoff series, Echo. However, news about the show's writing team is generating speculation online...

HAWKEYE Star Vincent D'Onofrio Addresses Fan Criticisms About The Kingpin's Enhanced Strength

HAWKEYE Star Vincent D'Onofrio Addresses Fan Criticisms About The Kingpin's Enhanced Strength

Hawkeye featured a Kingpin who had seemingly undergone some major strength upgrades, and Vincent D'Onofrio has now responded to fans complaining about the evolution of Wilson Fisk. Read on for details...

Ranking The Marvel Cinematic Universe's 8 WORST Villains In 2021's Films And TV Shows

Ranking The Marvel Cinematic Universe's 8 WORST Villains In 2021's Films And TV Shows

2021 was an exciting year for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but we were introduced to a lot of disappointing bad guys (a recurring issue for Marvel Studios). This lot, however, were the worst!

HAWKEYE - ROGERS: THE MUSICAL Composer Acknowledges Fan Disappointment With Post-Credits Scene

HAWKEYE - ROGERS: THE MUSICAL Composer Acknowledges Fan Disappointment With Post-Credits Scene

Rogers: The Musical composer Marc Shaiman has weighed in on the disappointment many fans have expressed with the decision to have that full musical "Save The City" serve as Hawkeye's post-credits scene.