Variety is reporting that Marvel Studios is currently eyeing Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld for the role of Kate Bishop in their Hawkeye series starring Jeremy Renner.
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.
Hailee is likely best known for her breakout role in True Grit opposite Jeff Bridges and the Transformers soft-reboot Bumblebee.
Interesting enough, Hailee was one of the handful of candidates that 20th Century Fox almost cast as Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse before landing on Sophie Turner.
Fans had also been previously championing her for Kitty Pryde.
Kate Bishop is Clint Barton’s protege, who takes on the Hawkeye mantle in the Young Avengers, with the series being directly connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe if Hailee lands the role we’ll likely see her in future movies.
The Hawkeye series will begin airing on Disney+ in the fall of 2021.