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Hailee Steinfeld Circling Kate Bishop Role for Disney+ HAWKEYE Series

Variety:

Hailee Steinfeld could soon be part of the Marvel family. Variety has learned exclusively from sources that Steinfeld has been offered a lead role in the upcoming “Hawkeye” series at Disney Plus.

The limited series will see Jeremy Renner reprise the role of the titular bow-wielding hero that he has played through multiple films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most recently in “Avengers: Edngame.” Should Steinfeld join the series, she would play Kate Bishop. Bishop is a Marvel Comics character who took up the Hawkeye mantle after Clint Barton (Renner). She is also a member of the group known as the Young Avengers. It was reported last week that Jonathan Igla is attached to write and executive produce the series.

A great example of Marvel Studios casting at it’s finest – an actor you didn’t think of, but the more you sit with it, the more you like the pick.

(See also, last year’s Bumblebee for why she’d be perfect here.)