A showrunner has been found for the Disney+ Hawkeye series, with Mad Men's Jonathan Igla now attached. Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton is one of the most prominent characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to also have not yet been given the spotlight. He's appeared in five MCU movies since 2011 and after rumors of a movie or a Netflix series, Hawkeye will finally become the center of his own story in 2021 thanks to Disney+.
Marvel Studios is developing multiple shows for Disney's streaming service, with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier first up in 2020. Hawkeye is one of four shows set for a 2021 release, but details on this show have been the most difficult to come by. Renner will return to star in the series, as Clint will train the fan-favorite comic character Kate Bishop to take over the mantle. Now, a few weeks after the series was confirmed to be in the works, we now know who is leading the charge.
According to a new report from THR, Jonathan Igla has been tapped to write and executive produce the Hawkeye series. Igla is best known for his work as a writer and executive story editor on AMC's acclaimed series Mad Men. He most recently served as the supervising producer on the Facebook Watch series Sorry for Your Loss, which stars fellow MCU cast member Elizabeth Olsen.
News of Igla joining Hawkeye is a positive step for the series to take at this juncture and should give him plenty of time to write the show. A decision was expected to be on the way after writer Amy Berg teased on social media that she had been passed on to write the series. With a Fall 2021 release planned, filming on Hawkeye may not need to begin for another year or so. This could mean that there won't be that many more announcements in the lead up to it. But, now that Igla is onboard, the next major addition to Hawkeye that many will be waiting to hear about is who will play Kate Bishop.
Now that Hawkeye's showrunner has been announced, all four of Marvel's originally announced live-action Disney+ shows have filled this role. Malcolm Spellman is leading The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Jac Schaeffer is running WandaVision, and Michael Waldron is on Loki. Marvel has even already named Bisha K. Ali as the showrunner on the recently announced Ms. Marvel series, leaving just She-Hulk and Moon Knight without a showrunner at the moment. All in all, Marvel is quickly assembling the staffs of their Disney+ shows and Hawkeye it the latest one to do just that.