Marvel Studios has chosen wisely for Kate Bishop in Hawkeye. Variety reports that Oscar®-nominee Hailee Steinfeld has been offered the role in the Disney+ series and is now in early talks with the studio.
Steinfeld is a perfect fit for the role of Kate Bishop, a character who becomes Hawkeye in her own right in Marvel Comics. The series will also star Jeremy Renner, reprising his role as Clint Barton/Hawkeye. Renner confirmed at Comic-Con that Barton will be training Bishop to be a better version of Hawkeye in the MCU.
Between her breakout performance in True Grit and last year’s Bumblebee, Steinfeld has already shown a number of qualities that make her an ideal match for Kate Bishop. She can play tough, charismatic, witty, endearing, and everything in between. Above all, she can make the audience care.
This casting choice must have been too perfect to pass up for Marvel Studios. Hopefully, these negotations result in a signed contract for Hawkeye, as well as future Disney+ series and feature films.