Whenever there’s a Marvel movie, you stick around until after the credits to see what they’re teeing up next…but a planned post-credits scene for the first season of Hawkeye was scrapped, with a visual effects artist revealing what might have been on Twitter last night. In the season finale of Hawkeye, Clint (Jeremy Renner) and Kate (Hailee Steinfeld) fired off a Pym arrow, which shrunk the van being driven around by the Tracksuit Mafia bros. It was a fun way of getting rid of some fun, kind of goofy villains, and it’s likely that the post-credits scene was just a little too dark when you think about it.
That’s because the owl that delighted fans throughout Hawkeye may, possibly, have eaten them? Well, let’s explain.
According to Elaina Scott (on Twitter), “The post credits [of] the finale of Hawkeye was meant to have the owl taking the [bros] to its nest, kinda sad they cut it. Would have been hilarious!!”
Scott, who works for Digital Domain now, was the former animation lead on some of The CW’s Arrowverse shows.
The idea that the owl may be planning on eating the Tracksuit Bros might be some well-earned karmic justice, but you can also see why it’s maybe not the ideal implication for a Disney+ show. Besides, you might want to use those idiots if there’s a season 2!
Fans weren’t totally sure what to make of the show’s post-credits tag as aired, which was a musical performance from Rogers: The Musical, an in-universe musical about the life of Captain America. The performance — of the song “Save the City” — was framed as a holiday gift from Marvel to fans, so that might imply that fans not impressed were a bit grinchy. But it wasn’t long before it came out that “Save the City” wasn’t the original plan.
Set in post-blip New York City where Clint Barton aka Hawkeye has a seemingly simple mission: get back to his family for Christmas. But when a threat from his past shows up, Hawkeye reluctantly teams up with 22-year-old skilled archer Kate Bishop to unravel a criminal conspiracy.
You can watch the complete first season of Hawkeye on Disney+.