First Look At MCU’s Kate Bishop In Hawkeye Set Video

A new Hawkeye set video gives the first look at Clint Barton and Kate Bishop on location in a New York subway, confirming filming has begun.

A new set video gives the first look at Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton and what appears to be Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop on location in a New York subway, confirming shooting on Hawkeye has begun. Renner is reprising the role of Clint Barton for the upcoming Disney+ show, while Steinfeld was reportedly offered the role of Kate Bishop who, in the comics, takes over the mantle of Hawkeye from Barton. There has been no official word of Steinfeld’s casting, though it has long been rumored and the actress herself recently dropped a hint on social media that she’s playing Kate.

Hawkeye, one of many Marvel TV shows set to debut on Disney+ over the next 18 months, is Renner’s first solo outing as Hawkeye. Details of the plot are thin on the ground, but the supporting cast is starting to fill out, with Florence Pugh, who will debut as Yelena Belova in Black Widow, reportedly joining the TV series. Along with the likes of WandaVision, Loki and The Falcon and the Winter SoldierHawkeye is part of Marvel’s plans to expand the MCU into TV, hoping to dominate the superhero genre on streaming the way it has done in cinemas.

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Today, two behind the scenes peeks have been revealed, including the first look at Steinfeld and Renner on set in a video shot on the New York subway, released by Charles Murphy. The video shows Renner and Steinfeld running down the subway stairs as a train pulls into the station. The pair is accompanied by a dog, which is assumed to be Lucky the Pizza Dog from the comics featuring the pair. There were also earlier images taken by Chris Welch confirming Hawkeye was shooting on the subway, using the code name Anchor Point. Screen Rant has reached out to Disney for comment on the video. You can see the video and images below:

Not only do the images and video confirm the start of filming, but the video seemingly confirms Steinfeld will be playing Kate Bishop. The actress is clearly identifiable in the video, so there’s no doubting it now. The appearance of Pizza Dog from Matt Fraction and David Aja’s run on Hawkeye that began back in 2012, is also a pleasant surprise, and hints that the TV series will adapt that storyline. The comic features Barton teaming up with Bishop to take down some Eastern European mobsters after they threaten Barton’s neighbors in the new building he’s moved into.

It would make sense for the series to focus on that plot, given the popularity of the comics run, and the addition of Lucky the Pizza Dog, one of the most popular canines in comics, is a welcome one. The fact that the series also introduces Kate Bishop is perhaps a sign that the Young Avengers are being teased, which adds another popular superhero team to the MCU mix. Fans will have to wait for Hawkeye to debut on Disney+ to find out.

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Source: Charles Murphy/YouTube, Chris Welch/Twitter

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