Out of all the Avengers, it was Hawkeye who did not have any ‘superpowers’. Yet, he was an asset to the team. He bonded them all together. Hawkeye was passionate about whatever he did, a highly skilled archer, and never feared to support the right. Just like other heroes in the team, we all hoped Hawkeye would get a solo movie too. Years passed by, but that didn’t happen. Finally, when he got one, it was a series wherein he was passing on the torch to Kate Bishop. This may not sound fun to his fans, but these BTS will do. Here are 6 BTS facts about the series Hawkeye that hit the spot. Check it out!
1. The Decision To Cast Hailee Steinfeld For Kate Bishop
It was revealed that the studio saw nobody else play the role of Kate Bishop but Hailee Steinfeld. However, it was a little tough to get her on board. That’s because of her tight schedule. We’re glad she could make it, because oh boy! We cannot imagine anyone else playing Kate Bishop!
2. Everybody Worked Really Hard To Get The Comic Book Kate Bishop On Screen
Director and executive producer, Rhys Thomas revealed that he and the writers wanted to make sure that they could bring Kate Bishop’s sarcasm and unique voice from the comics on screen. However, it wasn’t possible without Hailee Steinfeld’s dedication and hard work.
3. The Shooting Of The Series Was Much Like Shooting For A Film!
Even though it was a series, they shot it like it they shoot a movie. They would shoot scenes from different episodes on the same day. Rhys Thomas revealed the reason for this saying that to assemble the huge cast to shoot, they had to shoot in blocks like they shoot a movie!
4. The Idea To Use The Battle Of New York
The makers wanted to make a base for the new character they were going to introduce to the MCU fans (great move!). So, they used the Battle of New York as the basis to establish the origins and emotional connection Kate Bishop has with Clint Barton/Hawkeye. Moreover, Rhys Thomas revealed that it was wild to go back and revisit the old memories associated with the battle!
5. Clara Stacks Proves She’s A Superstar!
Remember the little Kate Bishop in the opening scene of Episode 1? It was Clara Stacks. She is one of the reasons why the scene was perfect. Rhys Thomas revealed that the scene was an extended take and Clara had to run through the apartment in terror without a break. She had to run and not miss any mark, AND give the right expressions. Well, she did as asked. But later it was revealed she cut her foot very early in the take. Yet, she was concerned about how the take went. You go, girl!
6. Using The Old And The New
It was revealed that the scene of Battle of New York we saw in the series was a combination of some new shoots they did with some old unused shots Jeremy Renner did earlier during The Avengers.