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Hawkeye Episodes 1 & 2 | Review

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This year alone, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has gone intergalactic with the celestials in Eternals and Spider-Man: No Way Home promises to open up the multiverse with all sorts of madness and mayhem, but Marvel’s latest offering delivers a much-needed grounded entry into the MCU.

We finally get a much closer and deeper look at one of the original avengers, Hawkeye. Whilst he’s not necessarily everyone’s favourite hero and in comparison, to a god that can control lightning or a giant green rage monster, a skilled archer is a bit naff in but Hawkeye is actually rather underrated and has an interesting story to him.

The Hawkeye TV show starts off in 2012 during the events of the battle of New York from the first Avengers film. We see it from Kate Bishop’s perspective, a young girl who sees Hawkeye on the roofs of buildings firing his arrows and gets inspired. We then jump forward to the present day where we start to see the lives on both Clint Barton (Hawkeye) and 22-year-old Kate Bishop who’s now played by Hailee Steinfeld. Clint must get home to his family for Christmas despite the fact a threat from his past has resurfaced.

Photo by Mary Cybulski. © Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

The show immediately establishes itself as being much more grounded and smaller scale than a lot of the Marvel content we’re used to. And it’s actually quite refreshing to see things like this for once. There’s a certain more naturalistic feel to the show, a bit like many of the Netflix Marvel shows like Daredevil. Whilst Hawkeye is nowhere near as dark as Daredevil, getting to see our hero on the streets of New York post-Blip fighting mobsters rather than intergalactic aliens is quite nice to see.

However, what stands out most about the first two episodes of Hawkeye is just how much fun this show is! It’s set the week before Christmas and this holiday spirit is throughout both episodes that I’ve seen. They play into the Christmas nature both in the tone and aesthetic of the show and it makes for a joyous time. Hawkeye and Bishop are both cracking jokes and quipping in the signature Marvel fashion but it’s done in a way that’s light-hearted and fun and yet it doesn’t take anything away from the film’s action scenes.

As for the action, there’s not been loads just yet however the show is just getting started and by the end of episode two it’s definitely found its feet and is ready to go full throttle in episode three. The action that we have had is well-shot and has good camerawork to keep us entertained. Hailee Steinfeld shines as Kate Bishop and brings so much charisma to the character that she’s a welcome addition to the MCU and I’m sure fans will eagerly follow where Bishop goes throughout the universe.

Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

The show is constantly taking the MCU in a different direction, with a much more grounded feel and us getting to see things we’d never expect to see from Marvel. Whether that’s a musical about  Steve Rogers (which is absolutely incredible and deserves to be a real thing) or Clint having a run-in with some live-action role-players, the show is full of excitement and fun is a downright great time to be had this Christmas.

Hawkeye is a joy to watch and brings a much-needed look at one of the most underrated Avengers. It brings some holiday cheer to the MCU, something that’s been lacking since Iron Man 3 and provides some light-hearted entertainment whilst also developing a character that we’ve never really had much detail on before. Hawkeye is great fun and has set itself up for a very promising series.

The first two episodes of Hawkeye will release on Disney+ on Wednesday 24th November with new episodes every Wednesday.

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Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever | Official Trailer

The nation of Wakanda is pitted against intervening world powers as they mourn the loss of their king T’Challa. 

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Release Date:

November 11, 2022

Director:

Ryan Coogler

Cast:

Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Tenoch Huerta

Plot Summary:

The nation of Wakanda is pitted against intervening world powers as they mourn the loss of their king T’Challa. 

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Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion | official Trailer | Disney +

Fury and Talos try to stop the Skrulls who have infiltrated the highest spheres of the Marvel Universe.

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2023

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Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Emilia Clarke

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Fury and Talos try to stop the Skrulls who have infiltrated the highest spheres of the Marvel Universe.

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D23 Expo 2022: First Marvel Studios’ ‘Werewolf By Night’ Trailer and Poster Revealed

Your RSVP to Bloodstone Manor is requested for October 7.

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Here at Coastal House Media, we are ready to dive further into the Multiverse? During Saturday’s Walt Disney Studios – Lucasfilm & Marvel Studios Presentation at D23 Expo 2022, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige took to the stage to share a ton of brand new announcements as the MCU dives further into Phase 4, 5, and 6 — aka, The Multiverse Saga.

In Hall D23, Kevin Feige was joined by director Michael Giacchino and the cast including Gael García Bernal and Laura Donnelly to share with the world that Marvel Studios’ Special Presentation: Werewolf By Night, will premiere on Disney+ on October 7th. To add to that they unveiled the trailer for the first time ever to fans.

Watch the Special Presentation Trailer Below:

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is becoming a scary place, especially when characters like Werewolf by Night emerge from the darkness. This Halloween themes-special coming to Disney+ will star Garl García as the literal werewolf named Jack Russell the howling hero has protected the darkest corners of the Marvel Universe from supernatural threats – while going on an occasional rampage himself.

The character debuted in the comics in 1971 in Marvel’s Spotlight by Gerry Conway and Mike Ploog, before getting his own comic series in 1972. Born in Transylvania as Jacob Russoff, Jack is the descendant of Grigori Russoff, who was turned into a werewolf after fighting Dracula in 1795. Although the werewolf’s curse remained dormant for generations, it was reactivated by Jack’s grandfather Gregor after he copied the Darkhold, an ancient book of arcane evil power. Under a full moon, that curse turned Gregor, his son Gregory, and their adult descendants into feral werewolves with animalistic appearances and supernatural abilities like enhanced strength, lightning-fast agility, and a considerable healing factor. They also inherited the traditional lycanthropic weakness to silver.  However, García could also be playing Jake Gomez.

The first trailer is in black and white and oozes the classic monster and Hammer movie vibes I’ve grown to love such as Wolfman, Frankenstein, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Directed by composer Michael Giacchino and also starring Laura Donnelly who’s rumoured to be playing Elsa Bloodstone the monster-hunting hero.

Throught the Werewolf joined forces with other monsters such as Morbius the living Vampire, N’Kantu the Living Mummy, Manphibian, and The Man-Thing who features in this teaser.

Werewolf By Night unleashes onto Disney+ October 7!

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