Disney+’ Hawkeye has its sights on Bumblebee star Hailee Steinfeld to play the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Kate Bishop.
According to Variety, Marvel Studios has offered her a starring role in the upcoming Disney+ Hawkeye TV series, which is no doubt the role of Kate Bishop. THR has clarified that talks are still in their early stages, but this could potentially be a major commitment for Steinfeld. The Hawkeye limited series is believed to be inspired by Matt Fraction, David Aja and Annie Wu’s comic book run, and will see Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton pass on the mantle to Kate Bishop, who becomes a member of the Young Avengers.
Kate Bishop was created by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. She first appeared in 2005’s Young Avengers #1 and, in addition to that team, she has also served as a West Coast Avenger.
Steinfeld is no stranger to the genre. She starred as main character Charlie in the critically acclaimed Bumblebee film and lended her voice to Gwen Stacy, aka Spider-Gwen, in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Her past credits also include Pitch Perfect 2, The Edge of Seventeen, Ender’s Game and True Grit.
Hawkeye will see Clint Barton train Kate Bishop to become a “superhero without superpowers.” The show will also feature Ronin’s backstory, his new superhero identity in Avengers: Endgame.Disney+ launches on Nov. 12. Starring Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, Hawkeye is scheduled to premiere in fall 2021.