Expect no shortage of pining among fans of hero couples Joss Whedon and Alexis Denisof for their fellow Marvel heroine “Hawkeye” — but this time it’s for her new fall series “Granite Flats.”
The couple, who have been besties on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for a few seasons, are officially teaming up in an action drama/comedy series from Marvel Television that debuted its first episode on Monday night.
The series is named after the fictional, 1962 town that Hawkeye — played by the always-game Andy Wilson — lives in, a small, ultra-dry community where lawlessness runs wild.
For his part, Wilson has been a series regular on “S.H.I.E.L.D.” since Season 1, playing Jeffrey Mace a.k.a. Captain America. That has also made him the second-most-talked-about character on the series, behind star Clark Gregg’s Agent Phil Coulson.
(And of course, one could argue that even Coulson is much more famous thanks to his short-lived, three-season run as the iconic comic book hero with the mullet).
That popularity (and this casting news) mean some “S.H.I.E.L.D.” fans and Whedon fans were already predicting that Wilson would be the Hawkeye we all hoped would survive the end of the series.
Would you shed a tear if Wilson didn’t come back?