It looks like Disney is looking to hire Bumblebee actress Hailee Steinfeld for the lead role in their upcoming ‘Hawkeye‘ series. Hawkeye which will be coming to the new Disney streaming service is set to include Jeremy Renner reprising his role. Hailee Steinfeld would play the character ‘Kate Biship’ who is Hawkeye’s protege and who eventually will take up the mantle of Hawkeye herself. Check out more on this news below and share your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP!
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.
Starring in the series would likely represent a long-term investment in Steinfeld on Marvel’s part. Given the Disney-owned company’s uncanny ability to build up onscreen franchises around even their lesser-known characters, it is reasonable to assume that the Bishop character would eventually spin off into either her own standalone series or even appear in the MCU.