Hawkeye is set to premiere on the Disney+ in less than a week and will introduce Kate Bishop, played by Hailee Steinfeld into the MCU. She will be the newest young hero to be introduced in the MCU over the past year. As more teenage superheroes have started appearing across various Marvel projects, the rumors around a Young Avengers series have gone strong. In an earlier interview, Hailee Steinfeld has already talked about joining the Young Avengers. Now, the executive producer on Hawkeye, Trinh Tan has tempered the buzz around a Young Avengers team, saying “we’ll see how it goes.”
“I love her character, and I think our biggest focus is making sure she comes off in the right way in this project,” Tran told Inverse about Hawkeye keeping the focus on Kate Bishop. “Then, we’ll see how it goes. I mean, if we land her in a great way and she’s well-perceived by everybody, who knows what the future can hold? She’s an amazing character. I really do think she shines in this story. And I hope everybody sees that as well.”
In a Comicbook.com press conference for Hawkeye, Hailee went on to express her excitement for Kate joining the Young Avengers in the MCU.
Here’s what Hailee Steinfeld said:
“That’s true,” she said about the Young Avengers implications. “I mean, listen, this feels so crazy to me right now just sitting here with this group of people. I’m so grateful to be a part of this show in this universe and it’s only the beginning. This shows not even out so I’m looking forward to that day.”
Alongside Kate Bishop, other Young Avengers in the MCU are Tommy and Billy from WandaVision, who are also known as Wiccan and Speed, Jack Veal from Kid Loki, and Patriot from Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Danny Ramirez from Falcon and the Winter Soldier plays the role of Joaquin Torres (who even becomes the new Falcon in the Marvel comics) and Ms. Marvel, played by Iman Vellani. This implies that there are enough possible members for a Young Avengers team to form. America Chavez will also debut in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is being played by Xochitl Gomez. Cassie Lang will also come into the fold in the forthcoming Ant-Man film, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige even talked about the possibility of Young Avengers in March.
Here’s what Feige said:
“As a comic fan, anything in the comics is always our inspiration and our guide point. How those things come together and in what shape, it’s always subverting expectations, it’s always half the fun as meeting them,” Feige told Entertainment Weekly
“But, yes, you can certainly see that Phase 4 is introducing all sorts of new types of characters with the potential being endless. Now, all of us at Marvel Studios feel like Nick Fury at the end of Iron Man 1, as new actors and new performers come in and we tell them they’re part of a bigger universe. They just now have to do the work required to build their audience. I’m happy to say, everybody that’s here, certainly where I’m sitting now, is doing amazing work and [I] can’t wait to show them the world,” Feige added.