Disney Plus: Will the Hawkeye series and The Book of Boba Fett overlap?

HAWKEYE. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.
HAWKEYE. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved. /

The rest of 2021 is starting to look packed for Disney+. The August schedule is already out now, but Disney+ also revealed the date for another show coming soon to the platform: Hawkeye.

Today, Marvel Studios and Disney revealed that the series will be premiering on Wednesday, Nov. 24, keeping up with the new Wednesday release tradition that Loki kicked off. And they also released a new image from the series featuring stars Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton and Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop.

Steinfeld briefly talked about her role as Kate in a story published by Entertainment Weekly today, teasing what we can expect from her character:

"[Kate is] a 22-year-old kid and she’s a big Hawkeye fan. She has a wonderfully annoying and equally charming manner about her, because she’s such a fangirl of Hawkeye. The relationship grows from that, but the biggest problem for Clint is Kate Bishop and the onslaught of problems that she brings into his life."

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While it’s great to see that the Hawkeye series finally has a solid release date, it makes us Star Wars fans curious about what that means when it comes to the next live-action Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett.

Right now, all we know is that the series will be airing around Christmastime this year, which is roughly four weeks after Hawkeye premieres. So, will this be the first time both a Marvel Studios and Star Wars live-action series will run at the same time?

If Hawkeye runs for more than four episodes (which is very likely, considering the other shows’ track records), then we may be looking at a concurrent Marvel-Star Wars run. Technically, we’ve already seen this with the concurrent airing of Loki on Wednesdays and The Bad Batch on Fridays. But The Bad Batch, arguably, hasn’t been as buzz-worthy as a live-action show like The Mandalorian. So we may be entering new territory come the end of this year.

All that being said, if Marvel has its series dropping on Wednesdays, then The Book of Boba Fett will likely keep the Friday time slot so that it doesn’t clash with Hawkeye. Then, considering Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, and Spider-Man: No Way Home have end-of-the-year release dates, let’s just say, it’s going to be a busy time of the year.

Still, the bunched-up Marvel projects just foretell the future of Star Wars, with additional shows like Andor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and The Mandalorian season 3 all on the horizon for 2022. Just set aside a lot of time on your calendar, because Disney will make sure we stay busy!

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