On whether there were any particular issues of Hawkeye comics that they tried to emulate in the show, Tran explained, ” I don’t think there were specific scenes, but what I can say is, I just could not put the Fraction run down when I read it.” She added, “I think all of Kate Bishop, in general, is just so much fun. And there were so many great moments that we just wanted to put everything in there. And obviously, we wanted to make sure it was organic in how it fits into the MCU in a way that felt natural, right? To all the characters, to Kate Bishop coming into Clint Barton’s world.”
There’s a lot to love about the dynamic between our favorite grumpy Avenger and his spitfire protege. “I guess one of my favorite moments is the both of them, and they’re holding that arrow together — it speaks so much without saying much at all, visually, if that makes sense,” Tran noted. “And it’s just the message of him opening up and allowing somebody new to come in because he feels that she has that skill, and has that ability, and trusts that she can be a part of this world. And I think that’s so inspirational to everybody who’s watching it.” The show is certainly the perfect blend between hard-hitting and uplifting holiday fun. Kate and Clint’s opposite demeanors only add to that well-rounded vibe.