It has been discussed for when Hawkeye actually takes place in MCU time. After Hawkeye episode 2, we were able to track down a first real date with the help from the NYC Larpers event.
According to some early set photos as seen above, the year has at least been stated 2025 and with this new image from episode 2, we now also know very much the exact date (December 21) for when Hawkeye takes place – at least when Clint are going for the Ronin suit. The fact that the set photo says “Happy new year 2025”, clearly should put us in late december 2024.
Unfortunately, the year has been cut out from the final scene in episode 3, possibly to not confuse anyone.
According to New Rockstars episode 3 breakdown there’s an article at Gamesradar that at least confirms that the events happens two years after Avengers: Endgame (for Endgame, the year is documented at Snapshot-616), which actually puts us where we are right now.
“Clint’s someone that we haven’t gotten to spend a lot of time with obviously, over the course of the films,” Rhys Thomas, who shares directing duties with Bert & Bertie, tells us. “We get to see where he’s at, we’re two years after the events of Endgame. And so we get to see what he’s been doing and how he’s dealing with his past.”Gamesradar.