The upcoming streaming service Disney Plus is planning lots of original content, including shows taking place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including one titled Hawkeye, starring Jeremy Renner. Now, the series may have found its lead, Hailee Steinfeld.
Renner will reprise his role as Clint Barton and Steinfeld is being eyed to play Kate Bishop, according to a source that spoke to Variety. Bishop's mentor is none other than Hawkeye, and aside from being a part of the Matt Fraction David Aja's comic book series, Bishop was also a member of the Young Avengers team.
At the time of this writing, no deal has been made between Steinfeld and Disney+, and the streaming service has not commented on this report.
Steinfeld is known for her roles in Bumblebee, the Pitch Perfect series, and voicing Gwen-Stacy in 2018's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. She will also be appearing in the upcoming Netflix original movie Between Two Ferns: The Movie, arriving on September 20.
When the Hawkeye series was announced, Kate Bishop was confirmed for it immediately. Additionally, the new series will spend some time focusing on Clint's transition into deadly vigilante Ronin, which we saw during the first act of Avengers: Endgame.
As exciting as this news may be, the Hawkeye series is still a couple years off. The series won't premiere on Disney+ until Fall 2021, after Falcon and Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, and What If. The Disney+ streaming service will launch this November.
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