From simple winks to more specific references on the Marvel universe, here are the main easter eggs that you should not miss in the first episode of the “Hawkeye” series.
After WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki, a fourth Marvel series is coming to Disney + as of today: Hawkeye. Dedicated to the superhero embodied in the Avengers films by Jeremy Renner, this new production also stars Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop, a budding vigilante.
Two episodes were broadcast by the platform this Wednesday, November 24. Remember that the series takes place after the events of the movie Avengers: Endgame, and that a spin-off dedicated to the deaf superheroine Echo is already being developed by Disney +!
New York, 2012
The opening scene in which Kate witnesses the Battle of New York revisits through an alternate point of view an iconic passage from the Avengers movie, in which Hawkeye shoots his enemies while falling from the top of a skyscraper. sky.
Before she destroys the steeple of her university, Kate walks past a sign bearing the inscription “Stane Tower”, in memory of a certain Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges). The latter was an associate of Tony Stark, who worked in secret for the terrorist group of the Ten Rings in the first Iron Man. His betrayal was never revealed to the public, so the plaque honoring him has not been modified by the school.
Rogers, the musical
During this first episode, a musical pays tribute to former Captain America Steve Rogers and his Avengers friends. Note that this is not the first time that the exploits of Marvel heroes have been adapted into a show within the MCU: we indeed remember the parody play at the very beginning of the film Thor: Ragnarok.
The hearing aid worn by Clint Barton pays homage to several comics centered on the Marvel hero; the loss of his hearing however found different origins according to the series, and it is only in episode 2 that an explanation will be given to us on the reasons of his sudden deafness.
Thanos was right
In the toilets of the theater where he attended the musical, Clint Barton sees a graffiti “Thanos was right” (“Thanos was right” in French). The disappearance of half of humanity is still defended by certain small groups, such as the Flagsmashers seen in Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Jacques Duquesne, the future father-in-law of Kate Bishop, is well known to fans of Marvel comics for having been the alter-ego of the criminal The Swordsmaster (L’Epéiste, in French); we thus understand why this one tried to buy, then to steal, the saber of Ronin.
End of the game
Ronin, let’s talk about it! The latter is none other than an alter-ego of Clint Barton. Born following the snap of Thanos’s fingers having made half of humanity disappear, he is a vigilante adept at expeditious methods. Fearsome in all forms of fighting, the latter had led a merciless fight against the underworld before returning to the right path during the film Avengers: Endgame.
Lucky the Pizza Dog
The one-eyed, pizza-loving dog that Kate Bishop decides to adopt in the first episode exists in the Marvel comics as Lucky the Pizza Dog!