After the successful release of Loki, the next MCU show to take place on Disney+ is Hawkeye. While the title speaks of one of the main 6 Avengers, Clint Barton played by Jeremy Renner, it will also be initiating a younger female archer to the MCU: Kate Bishop.
“[Kate is] a 22-year-old kid and she’s a big Hawkeye fan,” says Renner in an interview with EW. “She has a wonderfully annoying and equally charming manner about her because she’s such a fangirl of Hawkeye. The relationship grows from that, but the biggest problem for Clint is Kate Bishop and the onslaught of problems that she brings into his life.”
Produced by Allen Heinberg and Jim Cheung, Kate Bishop first arrived in the 2000s in the pages of Young Avengers comics. At that time, Clint was deceased and she then took up the Hawkeye mantle in his honour.
Ultimately, the original archer got better comics and the pair has finally fought side-by-side in the famous Hawkeye solo comic constructed by Matt Fraction and David Aja that went from 2012 to 2015. The series portrays the two Hawkeyes of varied gender and generation rubbing each other about crime-fighting and life in broad.
Since Kate’s debut in the comics, fans are excited for her to make her debut in the MCU. Although there had been numerous assumptions of who it would have been, Marvel Studios finally declared her entrance as part of the Hawkeye show on Disney+ during 2019’s San Diego Comic-Con. And in 2020, the studio officially verified Hailee Steinfeld to play the young archer.
Just as how Clint tutors Kate in superheroes, Renner took it upon himself to greet Steinfeld into the real world of MCU Filmmaking.
“That was always my role. Outside of acting in the thing, I was protecting her and giving her the CliffsNotes on how it goes with this kind of filmmaking: Green screen, superhero life, all that stuff,” Renner says.”I just wanted to protect her, because there’s a lot of physical stuff. She’s a wonderful actress, a wonderful human, and I can’t wait to see all the cool stuff that she’s able to do.”
Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop along with Renner’s Clint Barton will eventually be showcased on our screens with the release of Hawkeye on Nov 24 on Disney+, where new episodes drop every Wednesday.