Taking place post Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE gives us a chance the explore the world of its beloved titular Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero. With Jeremy Renner reprising the role of Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Hailee Steinfeld joins him as protégée Kate Bishop and they work together to confront some of his enemies of the past. And if you’re wondering why this is being released in time for the Holidays, the goal is for Hawkeye to make this happen in time to get home to his family for Christmas.
Our Justin Waldman was fortunate enough to sit-in on a Press Conference for the upcoming Series and in-attendance were:
Producer Kevin Feige comments on why the decision to explore more of Hawkeye in this Mini-Series.
Feige: “Well, primarily it’s Jeremy Renner. We want to see more Jeremy Renner... and more Jeremy Renner. And that goes back to the earliest days (yes, we’re both grandfathers now in the MCU), and the trust Jeremy had to jump into the MCU before Moderators said ‘Welcome to the MCU‘. It was ‘Hey! Do you want to do this thing with us and it could be really neat?’. And he said ‘yes’ and he got nominated for an Academy Award and he still said ‘yes’, and I thought that was pretty cool. But, all of the above they were relatively small obviously. Ultron we saw a little bit more. And then he just started stealing all the scenes. But it was always the intention to explore much more of the character’s history.”.
Tony Dalton plays Jack Duqesne and speaks on his relationship to the Bishop family in HAWKEYE.
Dalton: “Well he’s sort of a family friend and then he comes and falls in love Eleanor Bishop and they have a bit of a relationship. You don’t know where he’s coming from. What the hell else am I supposed to say? (laughs) You don’t wanna give away too much.”.
Vera Farmiga plays Eleanor Bishop and talks about what drew her most to the role of this mother and mentorto Kate.
Farmiga: “There’s a couple of things. I love Archery, hands down. I am an Archer. You guys don’t know this about me. My first job I played an Archer with Heath Ledger in a series called Roar where I had my bow and arrow and I’m good at it to be honest with you. If I wasn’t gonna be wielding that bow and arrow, I wanted to be next to someone with true grit and to be honest with you, I have marvelled at this young lady (Hailee Steinfeld) since that first movie. I also loved this very delicate and complex maternal relationship. It is a tricky sport raising a successful daughter, especially when the daughter and the mother have different ideas what that success means.”.
Director Rhys Thomas talks about Die Hard comparisons to Hawkeye.
Thomas: “The Holidays I think predated me. I’ll take the Die Hard feel, why not? The story of a character like Clint just trying to live his life and trouble trying to find him is a trope we all love and enjoy. That clash of family time with business time, it’s a classic combo. For me it was just wonderful to wrap my arms around that.”.
Kevin Feige comments on maybe getting to see more Avengers: The Musical throughout the Show.
Feige: “Rogers: The Musical” was an idea early on about why he comes to New York, but I loved the idea and it gave a reason for a generic Christmas in New York. Clint taking the kids, it was a Daddy weekend before Christmas. And I had met the amazing Composer Mark Shaiman at an event – and I’m not a social guy – his husband is a giant Marvel fan. It gave us context for why he is in New York, context for Clint seeing himself in a way that the world sees Hawkeye. And gave us an amazing opportunity to have a song by Mark Shaiman.”.
Hailee Steinfeld talks about building a bond with Renner and whether or not he gave her any Archery tips.
Steinfeld: “I was never gonna shoot an actual arrow. That’s the first thing he told me. And for whatever reason, it didn’t occur to me that would be the case. So that’s that. As far as bonding, we really jumped right into this thing straight into the deep end together. So we were taking it as it was coming. I felt so grateful to have his support and mentorship in real life and as Kate. We shared a lot of laughs, didn’t we?”.
Renner: “For me, I just wanted to communicate that I had her back and that there was gonna be a lot of straight things that go on. It’s different than other types of Filmmaking. I only gave her the answers if she needed them.”.
Jeremy Renner talks about the theme of Survivor’s Guilt and how that might impact Hawkeye.
Renner: “I don’t operate on Survivor Guilt. I deal with the loss. There’s a lot of things that are loss. It’s addressed in this Show, which is beautifully intimate and brings our characters closer together, as well as the audience. There’s a lot of weight that’s carried. There’s seemingly a veneer of grumpiness in his resting face, but it comes from the horrors and tragedies and loss that come with the game. Managing losses is the superhero game. The brightness and lightness that Hailee‘s character brings-in counteracts that.”.
The first two episodes of Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE arrive on Disney+November 24, 2021, with the Mini-Series concluding December 22, 2021.
Marvel fans, here’s your first glimpse of upcoming Disney+ Series HAWKEYE starring Jeremy Renner!
Marvel Studios’ “Hawkeye” is an original new series set in post-blip New York City where former Avenger Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) has a seemingly simple mission: get back to his family for Christmas. But when a threat from his past shows up, Hawkeye reluctantly teams up with Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), a 22-year-old skilled archer and his biggest fan, to unravel a criminal conspiracy. The series also features Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James and newcomer Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez. Helmed by Rhys Thomas and directing duo Bert and Bertie, “Hawkeye” debuts exclusively on Disney+ on Nov. 24, 2021.
Paramount Home Media Distribution x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win a copy of BUMBLEBEE on Blu-ray.
California, 1987. While on the run, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), a young girl who’s just about to turn 18 and is trying to find her place in the world, discovers the battle-scarred and broken Bumblebee. When she tries to revive him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
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Paramount Home Media Distribiution release BUMBLEBEE Tuesday, April 2, 2019. It is available on Digital Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
Right in time for Christmas comes the original story behind one of our favourites Transformers, BUMBLEBEE! See the new Trailer!
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
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Paramount Pictures Canada release BUMBLEBEEFriday, December 21, 2018.
Finally! A Movie devoted to our favourite Transformer! See the new Teaser Trailer for BUMBLEBEE!
California, 1987. While on the run, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), a young girl who’s just about to turn 18 and is trying to find her place in the world, discovers battle-scarred and broken Bumblebee. When she tries to revive him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.
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Paramount Pictures Canada release BUMBLEBEEFriday, December 21, 2018.
As you know, CINEMACON is underway in Las Vegas and Paramount Pictures were front and center with a star-studded presentation of several upcoming releases on their release slate! Taking place at Caesar’s Palace last night, stars and titles were unveiled including the likes of Tiffany Haddish, Taraji P. Henson, Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen, Candace Bergen, Diane Keaton, Johnny Knoxville, Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Angela Bassett, Simon Pegg, Henry Cavill, Rachel Platten, Tom Cruise and several more!
May 18, 2018
Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Bill Holderman, Erin Simms
June 1, 2018
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT
July 27, 2018
Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Angela Bassett, Christopher McQuarrie
UNTITLED TYLER PERRY MOVIE
November 2, 2018
December 21, 2018
Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Travis Knight
WHAT MEN WANT
January 11, 2019
Taraji P. Henson
March 15, 2019
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Exciting stuff! Things we never thought we’d see: our faves Rachel Platten and Tom Cruise side-by-side in a pic! Love it!
Universal Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to take Readers to see PITCH PERFECT 3! Screenings take place Wednesday, December 20, 2017 as follows:
Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office.
After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp,Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins all return and are joined by additions including John Lithgow and Ruby Rose.
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Universal Pictures Canada release PITCH PERFECT 3Friday, December 22, 2017.
Hot off the news that she’ll be filming in Toronto this August the new Paul Feig Thriller A SIMPLY FAVOR alongside Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick returns once again in this awesome action-packed new Trailer for PITCH PERFECT 3! It hits theatres this holiday!
Synopsis: Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson headline the returning cast of Pitch Perfect 3, the follow-up to 2015’s blockbuster hit that took the honor of highest-grossing live-action movie-musical opening of all time. The eagerly awaited next chapter is led by series producers Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman & Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions. The film will be directed by Trish Sie (Step Up All In).
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Universal Pictures Canada release PITCH PERFECT 3 this Christmas!
VVS Films x Mr. Will want to give Canadian Readers a chance to win an amazing THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN Prize Pack!
Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) feels like she’s all alone in the world. Her mother doesn’t understand her and her older brother Darian (Blake Jenner), who’s popular and handsome, doesn’t seem to have a care in the world. When Krista (Haley Lu Richardson) lets her share her caterpillar, the two become inseparable best friends.
Years later, the two are juniors in high school. When Krista and Darian begin dating, Nadine, who already felt awkward and unpopular, feels more alone than ever. When her classmate Erwin (Hayden Szeto) is nice to her, it gives Nadine an unexpected friendship and a glimmer of hope that her life in high school might not turn out to be as wretched as she’d feared.
Prize Packs include:
– The Edge of Seventeen backpack
– The Edge of Seventeen gloves – with text-assist fingers
– A copy of the film’s soundtrack, courtesy of Sony Music Canada
– A Run-Of-Engagement pass (admit 2) to see the film in Cineplex theatres
Every teenager’s worst nightmare. See Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson in this new trailer for coming-of-age Dramedy THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN!
From producer James L. Brooks, and writer and first-time director Kelly Fremon Craig, comes a wry coming-of-age comedy with a refreshingly authentic voice. Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) and Krista are inseparable best friends attempting to navigate high school together…until Nadine discovers her older brother and Krista have been secretly dating behind her back. They soon realize that there is a fine line between best friends and worst enemies.
The cast of the film is rounded out with Kyra Sedgwick, who plays Nadine’s well-meaning but completely ineffective mother, and Woody Harrelson, who plays Mr. Bruner,Nadine’s English teacher (and mentor) who is uncannily wise in the ways of girl-clashes.
VVS Films release THE EDGE OF SEVENTEENFriday, September 30, 2016. TIFF ’16, maybe?