As the Marvel Cinematic Universe steamrolls forward with their Phase 4 and beyond, they are setting up for a powerful 2021 and the rest of their future. WandaVision will kick off the MCU’s Phase 4 in January as well as the new set of Disney Plus shows that will tie-in to the films. Bringing the television realm into the fold expands the possibilities for Marvel, and one series looks to set up a big point for the MCU. Hawkeye looks to expand on Clint Barton’s story, but also showcase his new protégé, Kate Bishop. Now, thanks to some leaked behind the scenes footage, we can confirm that the long rumored casting of Hailee Steinfeld is indeed playing the Young Avenger!
The footage shows Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld seemingly on the run. Steinfeld has her trademark purple on, as well as her bow in tow- and she even has her dog! Renner’s Hawkeye is more incognito, but they seem to be in a little bit of distressed. This scene could actually be near their first meeting, as it seems that Bishop is ready for battle with her bow, but Barton isn’t armed at all. He may have pulled her down to the subway to get away, as she was in way over her head. This may lead to him seeing her potential – but fears her going on her own, so he decides to train her instead of curb her desire to be a hero.
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This is exciting news as this casting has been the fans’ top choice ever since the character was announced to be joining the MCU back in SDCC 2019. With this series either coming at the end of 2021 or early 2022, it will lay the first brick in the foundation for a Young Avengers movie.
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