Stephen Amell Reacts To Hawkeye Image, Showing Support For Lefties
It’s always heartening to see superheroes supporting each other, even more so when said superheroes are from rival comic publishers. After Marvel Studios shared the first image of Kate Bishop (played by Hailee Steinfeld) and Clint Barton/Hawkeye (played by Jeremy Renner), Stephen Amell reacts to Hawkeye and showed support to both characters by quote tweeting the following:
Left-handed archers deserve a chance on TV. https://t.co/79m1zWfwMB
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) July 29, 2021
Amell, who had played DC Comic’s Oliver Queen/Green Arrow on the CWVerse for eight years, knows all about wielding a bow and arrow to take down the bad guys. He had previously given Hawkeye a hard time at Motor City’s Comic Con in 2018, saying in response to a fan’s question of what other superhero he’d like to play:
“I think that any iteration of Green Arrow would beat any iteration of Hawkeye just based on the fact he’s not weird and left-handed.”
He was kidding, of course, but it still caused some people to raise a few judgemental eyebrows. In the original comics, Hawkeye was right-handed, but Renner himself is a lefty so Marvel Studios probably decided it would’ve been a struggle to pretend to shoot arrows as a righty. If Amell’s most recent tweet isn’t proof that there’s no bad blood between Green Arrow and Hawkeye, he had also tweeted this after his appearance at Motor City’s Comic Con:
Look… I’m here to support my fellow fictitious archers. So you can squash any perceived feud between GA & Hawkeye. He is – by far – the best left handed archer I know.
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) March 17, 2018
Hawkeye is going to be Disney+’s fourth live-action Marvel series following WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki. Viewers will get to see Barton training 22-year-old Kate Bishop (who’s a bit of an annoying fangirl, according to Renner) as she prepares to take over and become his successor. Like the other shows, Hawkeye will build up to Dr. Strange the Multiverse of Madness as new characters are introduced and the different timelines that were opened up in Loki are revealed.
Hawkeye will debut on Disney+ on Wednesday, November 24.
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Keilin Huang is a freelance writer that likes the Oxford comma, reading from her neverending pile of books from the library, and Reeses peanut butter cups. She thanks her Dad for introducing her to his Superman comics and probably majored in Journalism because of Lois Lane.