Jeremy Renner reveals Hawkeye has wrapped production!
As fans gear up for the finale of Disney+’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Jeremy Renner has taken to Instagram to reveal one of the streaming platform’s next Marvel Cinematic Universe series, Hawkeye, has officially wrapped production!
Hailing from head writer Jonathan Igla, the series centers on Renner’s hero archer and will introduce his fan-favorite protégé Kate Bishop, set to be played by Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen). Thanks to previously-released set photos, it appears the series will be taking place two years after Renner’s last outing in Avengers: Endgame and is being speculated that it will adapt one of Hawkeye’s prominent storylines from the comics, where Clint loses his hearing.
Alongside Renner and Steinfeld, the cast for the series is set to include Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It), Fra Free (Animals), Black Widow‘s Florence Pugh, Tony Dalton (Better Call Saul), Zahn McClarnon (Doctor Sleep) and newcomer Alaqua Cox.
Hawkeye is being helmed by Amber Finlayson and Katie Ellwood, aka Bert and Bertie, who are best known for their work on Troop Zero, and Rhys Thomas (Staten Island Summer), and is expected to debut in Fall 2021 on Disney+.
In the comics, Bishop becomes Hawkeye after Clint Barton, and is also a member of the Young Avengers. Disney has not yet confirmed if they have plans to give Bishop her own spinoff show or have her appear in the MCU down the road, but it is certainly a possibility.
The project’s working title “Anchor Point” is actually serving as a homage to the first volume of Kelly Thompson’s fan-favorite comic book series that was published in 2017. Titled as Vol.1: Anchor Points, it was Kate Bishop’s first solo comic series after appearing in the Young Avengers issues. However, it’s still unknown if the said comics’ storyline would connect to the series’ plot or not.