Marvel's Hawkeye Disney+ Show Will Be Written by Ex-Mad Men Scribe

Carla Harmon
September 10, 2019

Kate Bishop was introduced during Matt Fraction's celebrated run of Hawkeye, trained by Clint Barton to take over the role of Hawkeye after he retires.

Hailee Steinfeld, who most recently starred opposite a giant computer robot masquerading as a crappy auto in Bumblebee, is joining another major franchise: Variety reports that Steinfeld has signed on to star in Hawkeye, one of a handful of new series Marvel is developing for Disney+.

The famous Marvel comics featured Kate Bishop in 2005's Young Avengers No 1 and was created by Wonder Woman screenwriter Allan Heinberg and artist Jim Cheung. She is set to take over the mantle as Hawkeye from Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton following the events of Avengers: Endgame. However, the main focus of the story will be on Clint Barton's daughter, Kate Bishop.

We do have to keep in mind that while Variety reports that Steinfeld has been offered the role, we don't know what's happening on her end. Both are members of the group called Young Avengers. Shows centered on Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Vision and Scarlet Witch, and Loki are also in the works for the upcoming streaming service. Hawkeye is now expected to arrive on Disney+ in 2021, during the height of Marvel Studios' Phase Four. Stay tuned for the latest news on Hailee Steinfeld, Jeremy Renner and the Hawkeye series! Should Steinfeld join the series, she would play Kate Bishop. She is also known for starring in films such as "The Edge of Seventeen", "Bumblebee", the "Pitch Perfect" franchise, and for lending her voice to the Oscar-winning animated film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse".

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