The biggest unconfirmed rumor regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about Hailee Steinfeld (Bumblebee) possibly being cast as Kate Bishop in the new Disney+ Hawkeye series, and now there is reportedly a confirmation today that she has accepted the role.
There have been rumors for almost an entire year now that Steinfeld has been circulating the role or even already been cast with no confirmation until today. There is now reportedly a confirmation of Steinfeld’s casting courtesy of The Illumnerdi. They claim that the show will begin production in October, with both Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld cast for the leads of this new Marvel series.
It was also officially confirmed this week that Bert and Bertie (Amber Finlayson and Katie Elwood), the directing duo behind Amazon’s Troop Zero has been brought on to direct a batch of episodes for the new freshman series. Disney has also hired Rhys Thomas, (John Malaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch and Staten Island Summer) to direct some episodes as well. All three directors are known for comedy, so the series could be pointing at rather lighthearted series or could be a Russo brothers situation, with these newer directors getting to test their skills in the superhero genre.
With Renner’s Hawkeye having really taken on the mantle of Ronin now there is definitely the chance to setup Steinfeld as the next Hawkeye, aka Kate Bishop. There have been rumors that Feige wants to either setup the Young Avengers or the West Coast Avengers with the latter being more likely. The clues having been dropped in Black Panther, while Hawkeye is directly responsible for their birth in the comics.
As with all rumors, take with a grain of salt first, but what do you think? Is this real? Is this fake? Are we even still getting a Hawkeye series? Let us know in the comments below.
Source: The Illumnerdi