Fans might be wondering what is next for Marvel Cinematic Universe after its hit debut of Black Widow. Well, another Avenger Hawkeye is all set for a solo ride in November 2021. While all eyes are set on Marvel Studio’s first animated series on Disney+ What If…? at the moment that releases in August, Marvel will return to live-action for Hawkeye with Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton and Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop.
Jeremy Renner’s elite archer Clint Barton was last seen in Avengers: Endgame. With every MCU character getting a solo time on the big screen recently such as Loki and Black Widow, Hawkeye is yet to have his fair share of time alone.
While precise plot details are still under wraps, Hawkeye seems to be continuing the latest MCU trend of an original Avenger passing on their sacred duty to another character. Hailee Steinfeld will star as Kate Bishop, who is a fan favorite in the comics and will possibly be trained as Clint Barton’s descendant.
Other cast members include Vera Farmiga as Kate’s mother Eleanor, Zahn MacClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James, Tony Dalton, Alaqua Cox and Fra Fee. As it was made evident in the post-credit scene of Black Widow, Florence Pugh will reprise her role as Yelena Belova, probably to avenge her sister’s death.
Clint Barton is one of the last original members of the Avengers still standing in the MCU, who might not have a standalone movie, but Marvel Studios seems to be making amends with this Disney+ show.
Kate Bishop is a fangirl of the sharpshooting Avenger, just like the comics. Baton will serve as a mentor for Bishop, teaching her the skills of Hawkeye. The production began in late 2020 and continued throughout the coronavirus pandemic until the spring of 2021.
Renner has been training Steinfeld as his student during this time period, which is a nice gesture by him after being part of the MCU for so long and a helpful tactic for the show. Evidently, the show will encircle the chemistry and banter of these two, making it more real for audiences through a great rapport and relationship.
Besides, Steinfeld’s addition to the MCU could reap long-term benefits for the studios. Steinfeld has already established herself as an accomplished actress after receiving an Oscar nomination at the age of 14 for True Grit.
Although taking on a big role in the MCU is an entirely different task and a difficult one, it seems that under Renner’s tutelage, Steinfeld will be prepared for whatever Kate Bishop’s future holds.
The show will also explore the grief and coping mechanism of Clint Barton after the death of his best friend and fellow Avenger Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow. Be as it may, we are excited to see what is in store for MCU post-Infinity Saga. Stay tuned!