Iron Man 3 and Hawkeye comparisons

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Is for Christmas and That’s That

Iron Man 3, Hawkeye, and Spider-Man: No Way Home, oh my!

Recommended Videos

I love Christmas in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yes, right now, we only have Iron Man 3 as the entry point, but that’s about to change for the better, and I can’t wait to be that annoying person who gets to tell people “My favorite Christmas show is Hawkeye.” But with the Hawkeye trailer did come with a lot of people making comparisons.

As ComicBook.com pointed out, fans online began to connect that this trailer reminded them of Iron Man 3. They all went on to be mean about Iron Man 3 and wanted Hawkeye to lean more into the Christmas side of things, as if Iron Man 3 didn’t do that? Whatever. I don’t get why people hate on the Shane Black film. It’s great.

This leads me to my main point: Marvel is great when it has these specific sorts of settings. Granted, it isn’t set at Christmas, but it is why I love Spider-Man: Far From Home because it gives us a specific place to play in. With Iron Man 3, though, I loved it so much because it was still a Marvel story but we had Tony making Christmas jokes and snow, and it’s just that Christmas feeling. It’s probably why I’ll love Hawkeye and No Way Home, as well.

And maybe it’s just the magic of the season that makes Christmas such a great time to explore, especially with our heroes, but I hope that Hawkeye has that same magic that Iron Man 3 did. It’s a wonderfully fun aspect to get to play with and having a disgruntled hero on the verge of retiring (i.e. Tony and now Clint) having to deal with a smartass kid the entire time (i.e. Harley Keener and Kate Bishop) is a perfect setup for a Christmas story.

I’m here for everyone talking about the greatest Christmas movie out there, Iron Man 3. I’m not here for slander against the Tony Stark-coming-to-terms-with-his-own-struggles film because it is one of the best, and I just hope that Hawkeye makes people appreciate it more.

(image: Marvel Entertainment)

Want more stories like this? Become a subscriber and support the site

 —The Mary Sue has a strict comment policy that forbids, but is not limited to, personal insults toward anyone, hate speech, and trolling.—


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Ryan Reynolds Is Having the Best Time Dunking on Those ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Rumors
Deadpool in Deadpool 3
Read Article Years After Her Life-Changing Diagnosis, Celine Dion Is Ready To Tell Her Story
Celine Dion in the Prime Video documentary 'I Am: Celine Dion'
Read Article You’ve Said His Name Three Times and Now the ‘Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice’ Trailer Is Here!
Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz in the 'Beetlejuice Beetlejuice' trailer
Read Article Palm d’Or Favorite ‘Anora’ Rumored for Mid-2024 Release!
Anora movie still of a woman dancing in a club.
Read Article ‘Back to Black’ Really Is as Bad as You’ve Heard
Marisa Abela as Amy Winehouse in 'Back to Black'
Related Content
Read Article Ryan Reynolds Is Having the Best Time Dunking on Those ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Rumors
Deadpool in Deadpool 3
Read Article Years After Her Life-Changing Diagnosis, Celine Dion Is Ready To Tell Her Story
Celine Dion in the Prime Video documentary 'I Am: Celine Dion'
Read Article You’ve Said His Name Three Times and Now the ‘Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice’ Trailer Is Here!
Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz in the 'Beetlejuice Beetlejuice' trailer
Read Article Palm d’Or Favorite ‘Anora’ Rumored for Mid-2024 Release!
Anora movie still of a woman dancing in a club.
Read Article ‘Back to Black’ Really Is as Bad as You’ve Heard
Marisa Abela as Amy Winehouse in 'Back to Black'
Author
Rachel Leishman
Rachel Leishman (She/Her) is an Assistant Editor at the Mary Sue. She's been a writer professionally since 2016 but was always obsessed with movies and television and writing about them growing up. A lover of Spider-Man and Wanda Maximoff's biggest defender, she has interests in all things nerdy and a cat named Benjamin Wyatt the cat. If you want to talk classic rock music or all things Harrison Ford, she's your girl but her interests span far and wide. Yes, she knows she looks like Florence Pugh. She has multiple podcasts, normally has opinions on any bit of pop culture, and can tell you can actors entire filmography off the top of her head. Her work at the Mary Sue often includes Star Wars, Marvel, DC, movie reviews, and interviews.