Since “Hawkeye” debuted on Disney+, fans have been anticipating a look at the hero’s new look, and the programme has now obliged! Since the beginning of the MCU, several other Marvel characters have been spotted donning outfits heavily influenced by the comics, but aside from when he dressed as Ronin, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye has primarily donned tactical gear that is unrelated to any of his comic counterpart’s costumes. Clint Barton appears to have taken Kate Bishop’s constant references to his “branding issue” very seriously because the LARPers gave him a classy redesign for this episode.
Marvel has enjoyed inserting Easter eggs for their heroes’ original appearances into their films, as seen in “WandaVisionHalloween “‘s outfits and “Captain America: The First Avengerdepiction “‘s of Cap’s USO tour attire. In an early episode of the Disney+ series, Hawkeye was seen wearing what is arguably his most recognisable costume. Hawkeye’s clothing has undergone significant evolution throughout the years. In the third episode of “Hawkeye,” Kate doodles a costume concept for Clint that resembles his trademark ensemble quite a bit. It would include a pointy mask with a “H” on top, and it would obviously be purple.
But Marvel didn’t stop there; in the climactic “Hawkeye” season finale, they gave Hawkeye an outfit that was remarkably true to the books. So let’s examine Clint’s new attire in more detail.
Clint’s New Look
Although Hawkeye has worn a variety of costumes over the years, when he joined the “Secret Avengers” in 2012, artist Patrick Zircher depicted the hero in a more understated attire. That outfit appeared to be modelled after the hero’s simpler outfits from Marvel’s Ultimate Comics series. Clint’s new uniform, though, mostly draws inspiration from Matt Fraction and David Aja’s iconic run on the comic, which also started in 2012. This comic offered the lesser-known Avenger a new style in addition to redefining him for a younger audience. This streamlined strategy was furthered by Aja, who gave Hawkeye a t-shirt bearing his insignia and a pair of black jeans to wear to work. It was just right. Of course, Clint had his bow and arrows as well as his utility belt.
The new clothing Hawkeye is sporting resembles a long-sleeved variation of the one depicted in Aja’s artwork. It’s undeniably more of a costume than a dress, which is appropriate given that LARPer Missy made it and is obviously passionate about crafting costumes. Clint even commended “this fabric’s flexibility,” which begs the question of what the material is actually comprised of. The purple sleeves are a wonderful addition as well, going well with the show’s general design, which largely draws inspiration from Aja and Matt Hollingsworth (who created the comic’s stunning colours). The general look of Clint’s suit is still quite understated and similar to that of his comic book counterpart. He is still wearing black pants. Clint will be easily identifiable because to this, but he can still work in the background when necessary because it doesn’t attract too much attention.
“Hawkeye” is currently available to stream in its entirety on Disney+.