Hawkeye’s Kate Bishop takes a personification in Hailee Steinfeld as Marvel finally confirms her casting in Disney Investor’s Day 2020. In a short footage released from the event, a sneak peak of Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop in character was revealed. The Disney+ series follows Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) as he trains his apprentice Kate to take over the Hawkeye mantle. It will also explore Clint’s time as assassin Ronin, and his back story with former mentor Jacques Duquesne, the Swordsman (Tony Dalton).
Kate was first introduced as a member of the Young Avengers in the comics in 2005. She joined the team after suffering a brutal attack, which later encouraged her to train in martial arts and self-defense. Then, Kate picked up the name Hawkeye when Clint was presumed dead. However, when he returned, she trained under him and kept the mantle.
Her character easily became a fan-favorite in the comics, with many hoping to see her live adaptation on-screen. Hence, fans were unsurprisingly delighted when Marvel announced she would be included as a main character for the Hawkeye series.
Months before the actual shoot, rumors have already spread about Steinfeld’s casting, but no official announcement has been made. Filming then commenced in early December, and set photos instantly revealed that she would be playing Kate. However, Marvel has only confirmed her inclusion on Disney’s Investor Day 2020 which was held last December 10.
In a clip discussing the upcoming Hawkeye series, Steinfeld was finally introduced as Kate Bishop. The footage also revealed her first look as the new superhero, raising her bow and arrow. Though the video is relatively short, fans were hyped just enough about Kate coming to the MCU.
Hawkeye TV Series: What can we expect from the show?
The Hawkeye show is just one of the many Marvel franchises expanding into television. For fans eagerly awaiting to end Marvel drought and watch MCU content, the series will premiere in late 2021. Other new slated Disney+ series also includes WandaVision, which kicks off the MCU’s Phase 4, premiering on January 15 next year. It will shortly be followed by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki in March and May 2021 respectively.
The rest namely Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk have yet to receive their much-awaited release dates. Much like what Hawkeye is doing with Kate, several of these shows will introduce new characters to MCU.
These new Marvel TV series are surely exciting ways to bring in new superheroes. Especially since the original Avengers: Endgame took away some of our household favorites, introducing new ones came just in time. With a good portion of the team either retired or dead, Endgame left the future of the Avengers up in the air. Hopefully, this new batch of heroes represents a fresh and exciting new direction for the MCU.