Hawkeye’s Hailee Steinfeld Discusses Bringing Kate Bishop to the MCU

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Hailee Steinfeld is set to star as Kate Bishop in the upcoming Disney+ series Hawkeye. Speaking to SFX Magazine (via Comic Book Movie), the actress detailed her research for the role, and what she hopes to accomplish in bringing the character of Bishop into the MCU. 

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When asked about her level of research for the show, Steinfeld admitted to always loving comics, and said that she’s been “discovering these elements of Kate Bishop that are in [the comics] that we’re bringing to life in the show, and other elements of the comics.” Steinfeld also praised the Marvel Cinematic Universe, noting that she’s glad to be joining a world filled with “endless amounts of references and information.”

“It’s always exciting to see what the filmmakers choose to take from what we know and turn it into what it becomes,” Steinfeld said when discussing the job that Marvel Studios does in fleshing out the larger MCU. 

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 Fee (Animals), Black Widow‘s Florence Pugh, Tony Dalton (Better Call Saul), Zahn McClarnon (Doctor Sleep) and newcomer Alaqua Cox.

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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). The show is expected to debut in Fall 2021 on Disney+.