“Bumblebee” star to be cast in the MCU as the new Hawkeye!!

Well, it seems that the mantle has been passed. According to Variety, Disney has cast a new Hawkeye for the upcoming ‘Hawkeye’ TV series. Hailee Steinfeld has been offered the starring role in the Disney+ TV adaption of the Avengers’ master archer. She will likely play Kate Bishop, the daughter of a powerful businessman who also moonlights as a crime boss. The series will be based on the Matt Fraction, David Aja and Annie Wu’s comic book run, and will see Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton pass on the mantle to Kate Bishop, who becomes a member of the Young Avengers. According to THR, talks are still ongoing and the series itself is still in the early stages so nothing is concrete at the moment.

Hailee Steinfeld played Charlie in the 2018 film Bumblebee. Her role captivated audiences adding a great human dynamic to the battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons. She also took up the role of Gwen Stacy aka Spider-Gwen in the animated epic “Spider-Man into the Spiderverse.” She appeared as Emily Junk in the Pitch Perfect film series (2015–2017), and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her role as Nadine Franklin in 2016’s The Edge of Seventeen. Steinfeld made her breakthrough in music after performing “Flashlight” in the 2015 sequel Pitch Perfect 2, signing with Republic Records soon after and releasing her debut single, “Love Myself”, followed by her debut extended play HAIZ (2015). She has since released a series of singles, including “Starving”, a collaboration with both Grey and Zedd, which peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, and “Let Me Go”, a collaboration with Alesso, Florida Georgia Line and Watt, which peaked at number 14 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart. Her paternal uncle is famed fitness trainer Jake Steinfeld.

Sources: Screenrant