The villains are multiplying on Ultimate Spider-Man this season, but in the Feb. 10 episode of the Disney XD toon, our friendly neighborhood web slinger will have a hard enough time just getting along with one of the good guys. Hawkeye, the Avengers' moody, gruff archer, makes his debut — and he and Spidey aren't exactly super friends.
"Spider-Man is in a lot of trouble and S.H.I.E.L.D. brings in Hawkeye to sort of act as his bodyguard and then it just goes awry," says Jeph Loeb, Marvel Entertainment's head of television. "We looked at those '80s movies with two guys who should never be partners, like Lethal Weapon, and that's what you get with Spider-Man and Hawkeye as they go up against a major super villain [The Beetle]. They may kill each other before they stop the guy."
Ultimate Spider-Man airs Sundays at 11am/10c on Disney XD. Check out this exclusive clip from this week's episode, "Hawkeye."
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