‘Hawkeye’ Series Casts Hailee Steinfeld as MCU Kate Bishop

/Film | 9/9/2019 | Ben Pearson
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Looks like Marvel Studios just hit another casting bullseye: the company’s Disney+ series Hawkeye has targeted Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Bumblebee) to play the MCU Kate Bishop. If the deal goes through, she’ll join Jeremy Renner and presumably take over as the MCU’s primary archer – because every good superhero team needs that person with a bow and arrow running around as the team’s X factor.

A new report from Variety says Steinfeld has been offered a lead role in the upcoming series – that of Kate Bishop, Hawkeye’s trainee. No word yet on whether or not she’ll accept the job, but this is yet another case of Marvel luring in top-tier talent who are perfectly fit to portray these characters.

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In the comics, Kate Bishop is a young, headstrong woman, out to make a name for herself and refusing to take **** from anyone. (At Comic-Con, Renner said Kate is the “better version” of Hawkeye compared to his Clint Barton.) Anyone who remembers Steinfeld’s breakout turn in 2010’s True Grit knows she can handle that aspect of the character with aplomb. But Bishop is also a bit goofy in her best moments, and Steinfeld is multifaceted enough as a performer to be able to bring that element to this character simultaneously. (See: The Edge of Seventeen and Bumblebee for good examples of when she’s done this in the past.) It’s sort of like how Harrison Ford played Indiana Jones: capable of getting the job done while being self-effacing enough to...
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