Thor: Love and Thunder writer, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, recently revealed that she briefly worked behind the scenes on Disney+'s latest MCU original series, Hawkeye. Ever since Marvel Studios resumed releasing new projects earlier this year, their latest line-up of projects have touched on a variety of eclectic genres and storytelling styles. MCU films have always varied in scope, but this has never been more apparent than the transition from WandaVision, to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and finally to Loki when Disney+ released their first slate of original streaming series earlier this year. Now, the MCU environment is such that a writer like Robinson can jump from working on a ground-level hero like Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) to a literal god like Thor (Chris Hemsworth).
While Thor: Love and Thunder is still half a year away, Hawkeye just debuted its first two episodes earlier today on Disney+. The series sees Renner reprising his MCU role of Clint Barton as he comes out of his brief retirement to mentor a new young vigilante named Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). On the other hand, most of Thor's premise is under wraps, apart from confirmation that Natalie Portman will return to the franchise to tackle Jane Foster's cancer storyline, which first appeared in the comics. Despite the wildly different stories, Robinson seems to have had a hand in bringing both projects to fruition.
Robinson recently tweeted a congratulatory message in light of Hawkeye's debut on Disney+. In her tweet, she revealed that she "Got to spend a little time [...] last summer working on Hawkeye." Check out the full tweet below:
Got to spend a little time in Clint and Kate’s world last summer working on Hawkeye. Congrats to @MarvelStudios and every person who brought this glorious Christmas magic to life! #Hawkeye is now streaming on @disneyplus. Kate Bishop 4ever 💜🏹 https://t.co/svXSY1ZeJu— Jenn Kaytin Robinson (@JennKaytin) November 24, 2021
Hawkeye and Thor: Love and Thunder will touch on completely different corners of the Marvel universe, but they are both sure to contain plenty of comedic moments. Robinson herself has experience helming her own comedy projects, like Someone Great and Unpregnant. Hawkeye has already showcased its whimsical tone and witty banter in the two episodes that have debuted, as well as the countless trailers and TV spots released to promote the show. No snippets of Thor: Love and Thunder have released as of yet, though the creative duo of Robinson and Taika Waititi (as well as Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn to a limited extent) all but guarantee a comedic tone.
With so many MCU projects on the horizon, it makes sense that the studio would reuse familiar talents across their shows and films. Disney will have to be logistically efficient if they want to maintain the colossal release slate that they've established for the next several years. With Hawkeye now airing and Thor: Love and Thunder just around the corner, hopefully Robinson will continue to find work with Disney's flagship properties.
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