Kate and Clint in 'Hawkeye'
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One Fan Theory Connects 'Spider-Man' and 'Hawkeye,' and We're Fully on Board

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Dec. 21 2021, Published 3:52 p.m. ET

As the finale of Hawkeye nears, Marvel fans can’t help but theorize about what — or who — might show up in Episode 6. In the finale, everything finally comes together to reveal not only the big bad, but the heroes we can expect in the future of the MCU. And because the series lines up with Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans have hope for big things.

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One Redditor went so far as to theorize that Spider-Man could show up in Hawkeye Episode 6. While some fans would be happy with a quick Peter Parker cameo, Redditor u/420_69 expects that Spider-Man could come in guns ablazing to help Kate Bishop start the Young Avengers. So is Spider-Man really going to be in Hawkeye Episode 6?

Kate Bishop in 'Hawkeye'
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There are theories that Spider-Man could show up in ‘Hawkeye’ Episode 6.

While theories can often just be shrugged off as theories, it’s clear that Hawkeye and Spider-Man: No Way Home do take place around the same time thanks to a few Marvel sleuths finding some easter eggs. In Spider-Man, Peter slings MJ through Times Square past a billboard for Rogers: The Musical, which Clint goes to see (but not hear) in Episode 1 of Hawkeye.

'Rogers: the Musical' in 'Hawkeye'
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In addition, in Episode 5 of Hawkeye, Yelena mentions that she wants to go see the “new and improved Statue of Liberty.” We can only assume that means the Statue of Liberty that now has a shield either attached to it … or removed from it.

So with Spider-Man and the characters in Hawkeye all in New York City at the same time, it’s only sensible to expect Spider-Man to make some sort of appearance in Episode 6.

Could Spider-Man introduce Kate Bishop to the Young Avengers in ‘Hawkeye’?

In the comic books, Kate Bishop is a classic member of the Young Avengers, along with Wiccan and Speed from WandaVision, as well as Kid Loki, Patriot, Miss America, and several other members we haven’t yet met in the MCU. One theory is that Kate and Peter could somehow meet in New York City, even though it’s full of 11 million people. If they do, Peter could inspire her to start the Young Avengers.

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Tom Holland in 'Spider-Man'
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Some fans think that a Kate Bishop/Peter Parker partnership could be the future of the MCU, but that wouldn’t make much sense as far as Peter or Kate’s character development. Plus, there are a lot of other things that need to be wrapped up in Hawkeye Episode 6, such as the truth behind Eleanor Bishop, and Maya Lopez becoming Echo.

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Kate Bishop in the Marvel comics
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On the other hand, many expect that a post-credits scene of Hawkeye will officially introduce us to the Young Avengers. Because Kate is one of the main members of the squad, many fans see Hawkeye as the lead-in to the MCU’s young future. However, based on the ending of No Way Home, it does seem unlikely that Spider-Man will be related to that part of Kate’s journey, even if they do meet.

Whether we just get a CGI Spidey swinging through Rockefeller Center or an actual Tom Holland cameo, we won’t be disappointed either way.

Episode 6 of Hawkeye drops on Dec. 22 on Disney Plus.

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