‘Hawkeye’ Featured a Hidden ‘Daredevil’ Easter Egg
With the incredibly grounded series that explores the previously unearthed underworld of the Marvel Universe, it turns out that Hawkeye featured a hidden Daredevil easter egg that solidified the connection between the two series.
Hawkeye exceeded many expectations and stood out for its grounded and human approach to the story of superheroism within the MCU.
Clint Barton was able to take part in one final mission, while the series was also the origin story for the future inheritor of that mantle, Kate Bishop.
It was an actioned packed story of consequences, and doing what is right despite everything that can be lost; but it also did its part in developing the MCU in signature Marvel fashion, introducing- and reintroducing- some iconic Marvel characters.
One of the biggest debuts of Hawkeye was none other than the Al Capone of the Marvel Universe, Wilson Fisk.
Better known as the Kingpin, Fisk’s appearance cast a looming shadow over the entirety of Hawkeye, with the series focusing on his eventual appearance and opposition to Barton and Bishop.
With Fisk being once again portrayed by Daredevil actor Vincent D’Onofrio, what many fans may have noticed is that Hawkeye featured a hidden Daredevil easter egg that paid homage to the characters previous appearance in the Marvel Netflix series.
Twitter user @MCUWikiFandom noted the appearance of a portion of the Daredevil score within the Hawkeye episode that first showed the appearance of Kingpin.
A portion of the 'Daredevil' Season Three track "Trading Judgement" by John Paesano is used for Kingpin's entrance in the sixth episode of 'Hawkeye'. #Daredevil #Kingpin #Hawkeye #SaveDaredevil @vincentdonofrio @CBeckOfficial pic.twitter.com/RtxsL2Ld8R
— Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki (@MCUWikiFandom) January 5, 2022
A small portion of John Paesano’s “Trading Judgment,” which was featured on the soundtrack for Daredevil’s season 3, can be heard literally as the character of Kingpin first steps into frame, symbolizing his entrance into this MCU landscape from having such a large role in the Netflix series.
With Matt Murdoch appearing in the lauded Spider-Man: No Way Home, it appears as though the MCU has opened the door to reintroducing some of those iconic Defenders characters; which would help some of those iconic adaptations find a home in the present Marvel landscape.