Last year’s Disney Plus series Hawkeye not only gave its titular character his first solo-project, but it introduced and reintroduced a variety of other characters as well. This includes Kate Bishop, who is intended to follow in the footsteps of Hawkeye as another new archer. And, in developing her character, it turns out that Hailee Steinfeld’s costume for the series was originally quite different according to some unused designs.
As revealed by Marvel Studios’ Director of Visual Development and concept artist Andy Park, Hailee Steinfeld’s costume was initially based closely on the comics. After Andy Park did the initial design, Rodney Fuentebella took over as Visual Development Supervisor and designed the final look for the character.
As you can see below:
“An EARLY concept design I did of what @HaileeSteinfeld could look like as #KateBishop way back when I was leading our Vis Dev team on #Hawkeye. Eventually @rodneyimages took over as a new Vis Dev Supervisor & designed her final awesome look! Loved working on this show!”
An EARLY concept design I did of what @HaileeSteinfeld could look like as #KateBishop way back when I was leading our Vis Dev team on #Hawkeye Eventually @rodneyimages took over as a new Vis Dev Supervisor & designed her final awesome look! Loved working on this show! pic.twitter.com/ZFPNmR5Nb8
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) January 24, 2022
While the color scheme seems to have largely remained the same, Hailee Steinfeld’s final look as Kate Bishop includes the character wearing more of a tactical suit. Although, it’s clear that there were still some stylistic elements that carried over into the final design of the series beyond said color scheme. In the end, it all worked out for the best as Kate Bishop is considered one of the greatest parts of the Disney Plus series. It’s clear that actress Hailee Steinfeld was a perfect pick for the character, and she brought the comics to life in such a beautiful way with her performance. Hopefully we’ll get to see more of her as the character sooner rather than later.
As for now, the Disney Plus series Hawkeye is currently available to watch on Disney Plus in its entirety.