With a lot of the focus of the MCU being on the Disney+ series, folks are looking ahead to what’s coming after things like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki, and while training footage of Moon Knight and casting news for She-Hulk are great, the one I have my eye on is Hawkeye. One of the original Avengers takes the lead and with the way the series have been focused on the effect of the Snap/Blip, I’d love to see how Clint Barton handled his entire family disappearing and then returning.
Joining Jeremy Renner is another Hawkeye, a younger female version from the comics named Kate Bishop who will be played by Hailee Steinfeld. She’s known for films like True Grit, Bumblebee and Pitch Perfect 2 along with the series Dickinson. Bishop is one of the Young Avengers created by Alan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. You may have heard the name Young Avengers a lot lately as Marvel has been introducing a lot of the members of the team over the last few projects. They include Wiccan and Speed (Wanda’s grown up twins), Stature (Ant-Man’s daughter), Patriot (Isaiah Bradley’s grandson), and of course America Chavez who has been announced for the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Now, if you’re kind of confused on how their can be two Hawkeye’s at once… kind of wondered that myself, Marvel has put out a bit of a primer for the Kate Bishop character that gives you and idea of who she was and how she ended up carrying a bow and wandering the streets with the pizza dog…
As for when we’re going to see the Hawkeye series, we know it’s already been filming and it’s expected to be the final series of 2021 for Marvel after Loki, What If…?! and Ms. Marvel. If that turns out to be true, even if the series is just started during 2021, that along with the upcoming films of Black Widow, Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Eternals and Spider-Man: No Way Home, we’re going to have a ton of new MCU material to fill up the rest of this year.