With the upcoming slate of new Marvel series on Disney+, we’re going to get a slew of new characters to the MCU. While it would probably be awhile before we get our live-action Kamala Khan casting, a lot of Marvel fans have been excited about seeing the live-action version of Kate Bishop aka Hawkeye.
Introduced in 2005 in the Young Avengers comics, Kate has proved a popular character thanks to, well, Young Avengers but also the Matt Fraction run of the Hawkeye comics, her own solo series, and the latest reiteration of West Coast Avengers. Kate has a no nonsense attitude mixed with her own sardonic wit that made her a standout character. Now this former rich girl is just trying her best to get by, and she will not take any of Clint Barton’s bull in the process.
She’s been a popular character amongst the denizens of the internet. Now that we finally get to see her in live-action, there is a question of who will she be played by.
According to Variety, the answer may be Hailee Steinfeld. Disney and Marvel have offered the role of Kate Bishop in the upcoming project.
Steinfeld’s answer, as of this time, has not been confirmed. If she takes it, then it would be another huge boost to her already impressive resume, which begins with her Academy Award nominated role in True Grit to her starring role in the (best) Transformer movie Bumblebee to her upcoming role in the Apple TV project Dickinson.
The Hawkeye series will also see Jeremy Renner reprise his role as the character after appearing in Avengers: Endgame. At this time, not much is known about the project except that this will be the series which sees Bishop introduced to the MCU.
Hawkeye will be released on Disney+ in 2021.