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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Moon Knight’ On Disney+, A Marvel Series Where Oscar Isaac Plays A Mercenary With Dueling Personalities
Disney+ Blasts Past Expectations With Just Under 130 Million Subscribers
The Marvel Cinematic Universe Is Best Rewatched in Timeline Order
7 Shows Like ‘Mayor of Kingstown’
After that explosive start, Hawkeye is back on Disney+ with a brand new episode that pushes the plot along and just might have major ramifications for the MCU. If you thought last week’s episodes were action-packed, then you were probably floored by “Echoes.”
The new episode featured one of the coolest car chase scenes in the MCU as well as a lot of hand-to-hand combat between our unlucky archers and the Tracksuit Mafia. Oh—and then there’s Maya Lopez, the franchise’s newest badass bruiser.
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But don’t be distracted by the action. There was a lot going on in this episode that you may have missed—including a few Easter eggs hidden in those very action sequences. So, what did you miss in Hawkeye Episode 3? And just how closely did this episode parallel what happened in the comics? The answers may surprise you.
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The answer to the question “who took Maya home from karate class” could have major ramifications on the entire MCU. That’s because Maya’s uncle, the same uncle who runs the Tracksuit Mafia, could very well be Kingpin.
Maya’s origin includes a whole lot of iconography that’s essential to the character in the comics. Instead of a mask, Maya often wears a white handprint on her face while operating as Echo. This is an homage to the bloody handprint that her father left on her face as he bled out in her arms.
This episode gives a lot of screen time to Maya’s righthand man Kazi Kazimierczak (Fra Fee). In the comics, Kazi’s more than just an interpreter. In fact, he’s the incredibly deadly assassin known as the Clown. And who hired the Clown to kill Clint Barton in the comics? Kingpin.
As for Hawkeye’s take on Kazi, we don’t yet know how deadly he is just yet. So far he’s just the only person in the Tracksuit Mafia who knows ASL. He’s also way closer to Maya Lopez than you think; the episode’s credits reveal that Phoenix Crepin played “Little Kazi.” It turns out that Kazi and Maya both took karate class together as kids.
‘Hawkeye’ Episode 3 / ‘Hawkeye’ #3
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The entire car chase sequence is a direct lift from 2012’s Hawkeye #3 by Matt Fraction and David Aja. It’s incredibly rare for the MCU to stick this closely to the source material, which makes this sequence fun to watch and fun to compare. First, there’s the car: Kate wants to steal a 1972 Dodge Challenger, but Clint could never bring himself to damage such a classic.
While recovering from their no good very bad morning at a diner, Kate brings the conversation back to the issue of Clint’s branding. She says that he needs a distinctive look and doodles a costume that will be instantly familiar to comics fans. Her drawing incorporates the iconic mask that Hawkeye has worn since he debuted way back in the 1960s, “H” on his forehead and everything. But instead of going the tunic route like his original superhero suit, the rest of Kate’s doodle looks a lot like Clint’s modern costume from the 2012 comic series that inspired this show. In fact, that’s the getup that Clint’s gonna end up sporting at some point soon—which is a plot point that Disney spoiled with some promotional stills.
At least we know Clint’s gonna take the advice (and look good while doing so).
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