Cameras on the upcoming Disney+ series Hawkeye have begun to roll! With a video and a few leaked set photos making their way around the internet, fans online are excited to see not only Clint Barton getting his chance to finally shine in the MCU, but seeing Bumblebee and Edge of Seventeen star Hailee Steinfield playing her second comic book role Kate Bishop after months of speculation! Production for the series is taking place in New York. With Renner and Steinfeld in the cast, Marvel Studios and Disney have been tight-lipped on other actors joining the series. Until now that is!
In an exclusive report from Variety, Vera Farmiga, Florence Pugh, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, newcomer Alaqua Cox, and Zahn McClarnon have all joined the cast! Earlier this week, The Direct was the first to share the news on Pugh’s Yelena Belova. While the Black Widow movie has been delayed to next summer, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of role she’ll play throughout the show.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters and The Conjuring star Vera Farmiga will play Kate’s mother, Eleanor Bishop. In the comics, Eleanor was the matriarch of a wealthy Manhattanite family after marrying Derek Bishop. The character in the comics is dead but perhaps in some form or fashion, Farmiga could end being the rumored MCU version of Madame Masque. The MCU does tend to take some liberties from their comic book counterpart.
Les Miserables and Animals actor Fra Fee will play Kazimierz Kazimierczak, Kazi for short. In the Hawkeye comic book run of “My Life As A Weapon”, this sadistic mercenary goes by the name of Clown.
Better Call Saul actor Tony Dalton will play Jack Duquesne. More than likely he’ll be playing the MCU’s take on Swordsman. In the comics, Swordsman was a mentor to Clint but he’s been both a hero and a villain to the Avengers.
Finally, Alaqua Cox will play the long-rumored Daredevil ally, Maya Lopez aka Echo! Marking this as her first onscreen debut, Echo is a deaf Native American who is capable of perfectly copying another person’s movements, making her a formidable fighter. She’s also taken on the mantle of Ronin for a time. Zahn McClarnon will play her father Willie “Crazy Horse” Lincoln.
A few months back, we revealed that Mockingbird will appear in the show but the role would be recast. Hawkeye will be directed by Rhys Thomas and Bert & Bernie. Jonathan Igla is attached to write and executive produce.
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