Marvel Seeks Out Hailee Steinfeld For Role In Disney Plus’s Hawkeye

The MCU slips its tendrils into Disney's upcoming streaming service.

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Hailee Steinfeld could soon join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the Disney Plus show, Hawkeye. Variety reports that Marvel is eyeing Steinfeld for the role of Kate Bishop, Hawkeye’s protégé. If Steinfeld accepts then it “represents a long-term investment in Steinfeld on Marvel’s part.”

Last month, the Hollywood Reporter revealed that Jonathan Igla has been hired to write and executive produce Hawkeye. The show will involve Jeremy Renner, returning as Clint Barton. He’ll train Kate Bishop to take over the mantle of Hawkeye. Kevin Feige confirmed at the Hall H MCU panel that the show will also look at Barton’s actions as Ronin in Avengers: Endgame. During that time, he became a merciless vigilante that took out his anger at criminals that survived “the blip” while he saw his family perished.

Along with Hawkeye, Disney Plus will host other exclusive MCU shows including The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk. Unlike other Marvel shows like Runaways or Cloak & Dagger, these will have major ties to the MCU.

Kate Bishop could be a major figure in the MCU going forward. She could have a spinoff show about her after becoming Hawkeye. Or Steinfeld could be in the long-rumored project, Young Avengers.

Steinfeld broke out in 2009 with the lead role in the Coen brothers’ remake of True Grit, earning her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She transitioned into having a music career as well with singles like “Love Myself” and “Most Girls.” In 2016, she garnered critical praise for her role in The Edge of Seventeen. Her career reached new heights last December with roles in Bumblebee and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. If she accepts this role, her career could reach new heights going forward.

Hawkeye will arrive in fall 2021 on Disney Plus.

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