Jeremy Renner’s ‘Hawkeye’ Disney+ Series Adds ‘Mad Men’ Writer As Scribe

The Hollywood Reporter has learned Mad Men writer Jonathan Igla has been tapped to pen Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye series for Marvel Studios and Disney Plus.

Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 line-up includes a slate of television series’ for Disney Plus and Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye will be at the center of one of those shows. Now, Mad Men writer Jonathan Igla has joined Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye as a writer and executive producer on the Disney Plus series.

Jonathan Igla wrote six episodes of Mad Men and also served as an executive story editor on the acclaimed AMC drama. In addition to his work on Mad Men,  Jonathan Igla writing credits include Masters of Sex, Pitch, Shut Eye, and Elizabeth Olsen’s Sorry for Your Loss.

AMC’s Mad Men was a period drama television series that centered on the ruthles men and women of Madison Avenue advertising in the ’60s. The success of Mad Men helped establish AMC as a one of the networks where viewers could expect acclaimed television series’.

Full details on Hawkeye are currently under wraps, though the Disney Plus series will follow Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton as he prepares to pass the mantle to Kate Bishop. In the comics, Kate Bishop is the third character and first woman to assume to the Hawkeye name.

Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye is just one of the many projects Marvel Studios is developing for Disney Plus. The first of these Marvel Studios series’ for Disney Plus will be The Falcon and the Winter Soldier followed by WandaVision, Loki, and an animated What If? show.

Hawkeye is currently scheduled to premiere on Disney Plus in Fall 2021.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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