The rumours had been around for a long time regarding who would play Kate Bishop in the Disney+ series, Hawkeye. The main name on everyone’s lips was Hailee Steinfeld. Even when it seemed the casting had been confirmed, it wasn’t until Hailee was seen on the set that we knew for certain.
The thought with this series is that Bishop will act as Clint Barton’s protege who will eventually pass the baton on to Bishop. This theory is backed up with recent news that Steinfeld has been signed on for multiple projects.
In a recent interview with Collider, Hailee Steinfeld was asked why it took so long for her casting to be confirmed. A lot of people wondered if a multi-project deal would affect her music career and made her reluctant to sign.
Steinfeld hasn’t discussed which projects her character is lined up to appear in, and she may well not yet know herself. One thing is starting to look certain though, Marvel Studios is looking at setting up the Young Avengers.
There is currently no confirmed release date for Hawkeye but it is likely to land the latter half of this year.