Hailee Steinfeld To Lead Disney+ ‘Hawkeye’ Series | TV News
Disney+’s Marvel shows continue to come together. Per Variety, Hailee Steinfeld has been offered the lead role in Marvel’s upcoming Hawkeye series. If accepted, she will play the protege of Jeremy Renner‘s titular character, Kate Bishop.
In the comics, Bishop takes up the Hawkeye mantle after Clint Barton and becomes part of a group known as the Young Avengers. Renner will co-star in the series, and the show will revolve around the relationship between the two. The assumption is that by the end of the show, Kate will be the new Hawkeye and thus could cross over into the feature films.
Unlike the Marvel Netflix shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones, the Marvel Disney+ shows are being produced by Kevin Feige‘s Marvel Studios. Thus while the old shows had pretty much zero to do with the wider MCU, these are being plotted out as an integral piece of the cohesive puzzle. Crossing the characters over into the movies (and vice versa) is part of the plan.
Mad Men alum Jonathan Igla is writing the series, which won’t debut until 2021. If Steinfeld accepts the role, it won’t be her first highly anticipated role on a streaming platform, as she will play Emily Dickinson later this year in Apple+’s series Dickinson, which puts a modern spin on the famous 19th century poet. She was last seen starring in Transformers spinoff Bumblebee.
Hawkeye is, of course, not the only MCU series in the works for Disney+. Tom Hiddleston is reprising his role as Loki in the eponymous six-episode series, which picks back up with the character after he disappeared in Avengers: Endgame, while the Elizabeth Olsen/Paul Bettany two-hander WandaVision is being cited as an essential prequel to the recently-announced Doctor Strange sequel.
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier and an animated, non-canon series titled What If…? are also in production. So basically, if you’re an MCU fan, Disney+ has your money already.
We’ll now wait and see if Steinfeld accepts the offer. One assumes she will and help Feige and Marvel continue to set up the post-Endgame MCU era, which is certainly shaping up to look a lot different that the previous phases.