Saturday, March 19, 2016

Superman Vs. Hawkeye and Mockingbird



It's too bad that Hawkeye and Mockingbird are split between Marvel's movie and TV divisions, because I always liked them as a couple and it would be cool to see them in live action together.  Of course, Hawkeye is happily married with kids in the films and Mockingbird is involved with a fellow agent on TV, so it looks like any romantic involvement between them has already been discarded.

5 comments:

AirDave said...

I really had a hard time with that element of Hawkeye's backstory. I guess mainly because he's always been presented as such a Romeo in the comics. It is yet another example of creating a whole different character and yet using the name, Hawkeye. But that's the nature of adapting comics to another medium. Something always changes. There is never a completely faithful adaptation. Except for Watchmen...

I will be keeping a close eye on the reaction and backlash on this upcoming DC Comics film...

Anonymous said...

Mockingbird should dump Hawkeye and go with Superman as her "Ulti-mate."

Wolfhammer said...

Hawkeye is the most disappointing big screen adaption of a Marvel character in recent years. His personality has been completely recreated and his "costume" just lacks any semblance of being a Super Hero. Jeremy Renner is a solid actor, but they could have given him so much more to work with.

Alaric Shapli said...

Wolfhammer- Don't get me wrong- I'm a huge classic Hawkeye fan, and I would have preferred a more classic take on the character in the movies- but for me Justin Hammer was a bigger disappointment. Hawkeye at least has some of the right personality traits, and a lot of the right skills.

Simon Dyer said...

I think part of militarising Hawkeye as just a better class of SHIELD agent is because if audiences want a cocky loudmouth and ladies man, they've already got RDJ's Tony Stark. Plus before Inhumans were the new hotness, the Ultimate line was using "They're from SHIELD" as THE way to introduce superheroes without having too go into too much detail.

I think the Earth's Mightiest cartoon did the best job of adapting the character by just combining the two ideas. Clint started out as a costumed agent but was still himself.

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