Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye, one of the franchise’s shows slated for Disney+ will begin filming this coming week. The project features Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in a lead role as he trains Kate Bishop to be his MCU replacement. Marvel originally planned to release Hawkeye in 2021, but circumstances brought by the coronavirus pandemic lead delays in production schedules.
The series was first scheduled to shoot in the summer 2020, when Marvel found the directors for the Disney+ series. However, that was back in July and since then, there haven’t been many updates about the show. Now, there is new evidence that Hawkeye’s production is about to truly kick off.
Verge editor Chris Welch took to social media to share a sign revealing a show will film beginning December 2 in Brooklyn, New York. The sign names the show as “Anchor Point,” which is the working title for Hawkeye. It is uncertain though how long filming will take place in Brooklyn as it was not specified in the document.
On the other hand, Atlanta, Georgia is reportedly set to be the base of operation for the show. Renner has also recently teased his training for Hawkeye, giving fans a signal that filming might finally be beginning soon.
MCU to end content drought, gears up for 2021 releases
The production kick-off for Hawkeye sends good news for the show and the fans who have been eagerly awaiting to watch MCU content. It now joins the latest wave of Marvel Studios’ new projects that has kick-started filming. Set photos already surfaced from Ms. Marvel after just a week or so of filming, while Loki‘s production is also underway. This then makes Hawkeye the third MCU Disney+ show to be actively filming, with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and WandaVision already done. Marvel Studios is also currently filming Spider-Man: Homecoming 3 and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
If cast members for Hawkeye potentially tape this coming week, fans may finally score the news about Kate Bishop’s actor. Hailee Steinfeld was offered the role by Marvel but her schedule with Apple+’s Dickinson reportedly was causing some issues. However, there has been no information of other actresses discussing the role with Marvel as of the moment. If Steinfeld or whoever will play Kate Bishop films this week, then the confirmation of casting will finally be revealed. Hopefully, whoever she may be, the actor would graciously provide fans with some early set photos of the upcoming series.