Hawkeye is just one of the many new projects coming soon to the MCU’s Phase 4! Production has begun last week & fans are brimming with anticipation! Vera Farmiga, Florence Pugh, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, and newcomer Alaqua Cox are the latest to join the cast. While a few sets photos have managed to find their way around the internet, our first look at Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop in costume has finally been revealed!
Steinfeld’s costume looks absolutely incredible! Marking this as her second comic book role after voicing Spider-Gwen in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, I’m very excited to see what she does with the fan-favorite Young Avenger heroine!
Comic Book History
Kate Bishop grew up as the daughter of one of New York’s wealthiest families. Living a lonely but independent life, a vicious attack in Central Park left her traumatized. Those events left her ready to fight back. After an incident at her sister’s wedding, Kate encountered the Young Avengers as they attempted to save the lives of the wedding guests, but failed miserably. Since then, Kate became apart of the team and found a heroic path on which she could lead and inspire.
After seeing her in action, Captain America urged Kate to take on the mantle of Hawkeye, of course with the blessing of the other Hawkeye, Clint Barton. Kate is a fast learner and has mastered a variety of skills that include not just archery but boxing, sword fighting, and martial arts. She’s also been a member of the West Coast Avengers.
With her unrepentant criminal father and a detective agency to run, Kate’s watching her back, but she’s determined to make it on her own with a little help from her friends.
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