Hawkeye Set Photos Reveal First Look of Kate Bishop In Costume

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Hawkeye’s new set photos show a first look at Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop in her purple superhero costume. Steinfeld has been long rumored to appear in the series, but it wasn’t until production began that her casting was confirmed. Circulating set photos online first exposed Steinfeld filming with Jeremy Renner, lead star of the upcoming MCU Disney+ show.

In the pictures, Steinfeld is spotted sporting a purple shirt which fans deemed rightfully taken straight out of the comics. Early in the production, Marvel Studios revealed a concept art for Hawkeye confirming Kate would don a purple superhero costume. This is to pay tribute to how she has been dressed in the comics. Now, the first look of the suit has arrived.

The purple suit is a trademark of Kate Bishop and has been one of Hawkeye’s primary colors in the comics. While the suit’s color is faithful to the comics, it does not exactly resemble the previously released concept art.

As a result, many are still looking forward to Kate Bishop’s superhero costume to come out real soon.

The overall impression for Kate Bishop’s first superhero costume look is quite promising. However, since it is noticeably different from the concept art released, fans are hoping it could still improve. On the good side, the suit might be an early prototype or one of its many variations. Clint (Jeremy Renner) in the photos isn’t wearing a superhero suit of his own. Hence, Kate might still be at an early stage of figuring out her superhero look.

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Upon seeing the newly released set photos, fans can’t help but wonder why Kate is suiting up like this now. Surely, this isn’t her everyday look so the superhero costume with her bow and arrows likely signal a fight scene. Kate and Clint could be on their way to face Echo or Swordsman, or possibly even Clown or Madame Masque. Considering the photos that have already surfaced from filming, it might not be long before we see the new superhero in action.

Hawkeye is one of the many MCU series slated to premiere for Disney+. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was supposed to kick off the lineup in August, but was delayed to 2021 because of the ongoing pandemic. WandaVision takes its place instead as the first MCU series to be released on the streaming site on January 15. Other series in the works include Loki, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Moon Knight and a drama centered on Nick Fury.

Hawkeye stars Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, one of the first Avengers who debuted his role in 2011’s Thor. The series will follow Clint as he trains Kate Bishop to become the new Hawkeye. It will also cover Clint’s time as Ronin, the superhero identity he took during the events of Avengers: Endgame.

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