Kate Bishop In Purple Combat Suit:
Production on the Disney+ Hawkeye series is coming along very well! Several set photos have made their way online. Alongside Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton, we’ve seen Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop. Initially, the 23-year-old singer and movie star had been denying her casting as Kate Bishop. But right before the production on Hawkeye began, she teased her Hawkeye role in a cryptic Instagram post about her birthday. And now, we get to see her as Kate Bishop, in her combat attire. Check out the new set photos:
She is sporting her trademark purple outfit and carrying a bow. She will surely be a great addition to the series as Clint Barton will be passing on the Hawkeye mantle to her. But, along with Bishop, many other characters are joining the cast. The most adorable addition is going to Lucky the Pizza Dog, who has been seen in previous concept arts and set photos.
Vera Ann Farmiga is playing Eleanor Bishop, Kate’s mother. Married to Derrek Bishop, and blessed with two daughters, Susan and Katherine (Kate), Eleanor is one of the wealthiest people in Manhattan, in the comics. New theories have suggested that she could actually turn out to be the villainous, Madame Masque. Her connection to Kate will obviously make the narrative feel personal. So, we want this bit to come true.
The recent news updates on the Hawkeye series also stated that Florence Pugh is set to reprise her role from Black Widow. Apparently, Yelena Belova will “don a Ronin-inspired costume,” that’s similar to the one Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) wore in Avengers: Endgame. So, it’s certain that Belova is gonna survive the events of her debut film. On top of that, she will also don a Ronin-inspired costume in the series. This further confirms that she might have trained with Clint Barton during the 5-year time jump of Endgame. It also gives us a surety that at least one of the episodes will take us back to Clint Barton’s Ronin days.
Whatever Clint did as an assassin will now come back to haunt him. Another confirmation for his Ronin past comes with the involvement of Maya Lopez, aka Echo. In the comics, she is a deaf Native American woman who originally went by the title of “Echo.” Then, she took on the mantle of Ronin after Clint left it behind. So, that could happen in the MCU as actress Alaqua Cox has been cast as Maya Lopez.
Tony Dalton has been brought in as Jacques Duquesne/Swordsman. In the comics, Swordsman is the one who trained Clint Barton. So, his casting more or less confirms that we’d be taking a deep dive into Clint’s past. And last, but not least, actor Fra Fee has been brought in as the villain, Kazi. Let’s see which other characters are supposed to join the series.
Since Hawkeye has already begun its production, we might get to see it in late 2021, or very early 2022. It is said to be 8 episodes long, and might just lead into the Young Avengers series on Disney+. So, tell us how excited are you about this upcoming Hawkeye series, in the comments down below.