Hawkeye Co-Writer Reveals West Coast Avengers Easter Egg You Probably Missed

Tanner Bean, one of Marvel Studios ‘Hawkeye writers, talks about the subtle cry of the Disney + series at Marvel Comics’ West Coast Avengers.

WARNING: The following article contains minor spoilers for Marvel Studios’ second episode “Hide and Seek” Hawk Eye, streaming now on Disney +.

Hawk Eye Co-writer Tanner Bean has lifted the curtain on the original Disney + series’ subtle nod to Marvel Comics West Coast Avengers.

In Hawk Eye Episode 2, “Hide and Seek,” the original Hawkeye Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and the new Hawkeye Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) are hiding in an apartment owned by Kate’s aunt, Moira Brandon. In the comics, Moira Brandon is a former movie star who sells her Los Angeles estate to the West Coast Avengers, who turn it into headquarters. While the live action Hawk Eye Moira apparently moved to New York City, her Hollywood history remained intact, with her movie posters adorning the apartment walls.

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“Anyone noticed the name on the posters in Kate’s aunt’s apartment ?? That’s right, he’s the former movie star and honorary [Avenger]… Moira Brandon! Talk about a cartoon cut, “Bean wrote on Twitter. The writer continued, “In the comic strip: the [West Coast Avengers] – led by Hawkeye – bought Moira’s mansion and turned it into the Avengers Compound in LA So on our show, when Clint and Kate needed a temporary seat, it seemed entirely appropriate that Moira’s house could also house an Avenger in the MCU. “

Bean explained, “I have always liked the [Easter eggs] in all the [MCU] movies and shows, so that one of the biggest [Marvel Comics] fans in the writers room, I had fun digging into the IP whenever I had the chance. “

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From Bean’s perspective, Moira Brandon is a pretty deep Marvel Comics character, making her her one and only physical appearance in “… And Make Death Proud To Take Us!” by Roy Thomas and Don Hudson, one of the stories featured in the 1993s Avengers west coast # 100.

In the issue, West Coast Avengers members Clint Barton / Hawkeye and his then-wife Bobbi Barton (née Morse) / Mockingbird visit Moira’s mansion to check it out before moving in. attacked by the villainous Crossfire. Old Moira economizes at the cost of her own life, Hawkeye making her an honorary avenger when she dies.

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A fan-favorite Marvel team, the West Coast Avengers (also known as the West Coast Avengers) first appeared in the 1984s. West Coast Avengers # 1 by Roger Stern and Bob Hall. The original lineup of the team consisted of Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Mockingbird, Tigra, Wonder Man and Iron Man (James Rhodes). The team’s most recent iteration debuted in 2018 West Coast Avengers # 1 by Kelly Thompson and Stefano Caselli, consisting of Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), Fuse, America Chavez, Gwenpool and Kid Omega.

That being said, the Disney + Hawk Eye The series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is primarily based on the 2012-2015 series by writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja on Marvel Comics. Hawk Eye, in which Clint trains Kate to take on the role of Hawkeye. In the comics, Kate originally became Hawkeye as a member of the Young Avengers before Clint was brought back from the dead.

The first two episodes of Marvel Studios’ Hawk Eye are now streaming on Disney +. Episode 3 comes out Wednesday, December 1.

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