Hailee Steinfeld was seen on the set of Marvel’s new Disney+ series Hawkeye in full costume. The actress is dressed as a really comic book accurate Kate Bishop and doing what she does best, firing bullets, on a blue background. The Bumblebee star will enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Hawkeye’s protégé, according to speculation, with the series set to premiere in 2019.
Hailee Steinfeld recently revealed her plans to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe, announcing that she has been cast as Hawkeye for quite some time. Last month, Steinfeld said, “It’s such an honor, my goodness, to be playing this role. I’m so, so excited about it. It felt so wonderful to be back at work, I feel so grateful. It’s been a very crazy year of not knowing if that was gonna happen for a while, so I’m happy to be back at work and playing this character. It’s gonna be really fun. I’m excited for people to see it. I’m excited to see it.”
Although little is known about the Hawkeye series’ direction, the casting of Steinfeld as Kate Bishop seems to suggest that at least part of the series would center on Bishop’s friendship with Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye. Jeremy Renner will reprise his appearance as Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the Avenger taking Bishop under his wing to continue the Hawkeye tradition. She is a professionally professional archer and martial artist, identical to Barton, and has since battled with The Avengers alongside Cassie Lang, Ant-daughter, Man’s with both characters taking on the superhero identities of their forefathers.
The series seems to be drawing a lot of influence from Matt Fraction’s 2012 comic book run, which features Clint Barton struggling with sudden hearing loss. Hawkeye loses his sight during a fight with The Clown, who stabs the hero in both ears with his own bows, a significant plot point in Fraction’s 22-issue series. Several set photos that have surfaced in recent months show Renner sporting what seems to be a small inner ear hearing aid, implying that Barton’s deafness will play a key role in the Disney+ series.
Hawkeye: Release Date
Hawkeye will be released as part of Phase Four of the MCU in late 2021 or early 2022. Along with Steinfeld and Renner, the film will feature Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James, and Alaqua Cox. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki starring Tom Hiddleston, and the animated What If…? series are only a few of the upcoming Marvel shows set to premiere on Disney+ in the near future. WandaVision is now streaming on the service, and its core mystery and multitude of surprises have created quite a stir.