Marvel’s Hawkeye is officially in production and has cast six actors, including Black Widow‘s Florence Pugh. That’s interesting because we haven’t even seen Black Widow yet. The new cast also includes Vera Farmiga, Zahn McClarnon, Tony Dalton, Fra Free, and newcomer Alaqua Cox.
Hawkeye stars Jeremy Renner reprising his MCU role Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye as he passes his bow to Kate Bishop. Photos of Hailee Steinfeld on the Hawkeye set surfaced online earlier this week. Marvel, nor Disney have officially announced Steinfeld’s casting.
What is official is that Farmiga will play Kate’s mother, Eleanor Bishop. Pugh will reprise the role of Yelena Belova, the sister of Natasha Romanov (Scarlett Johansson), aka Black Widow. Dalton will portray Jack Duquesne, who could be Hawkeye’s mentor Swordsman. Fee will play a character Kazi. According to Variety, this could actually be the mercenary killer clown, Kazimierz.
I’m excited that Cox will play Maya Lopez in Hawkeye. Lopez is also knowns as the Marvel character Echo. Echo is a deaf Native American who is capable of perfectly copying another person’s movements. Marvel Voices recently released the comic book series Indigenous Voices that features Echo’s story. McClarnon will portray William Lopez, Echo’s father. This will be the first Indigenous superhero featured in a Marvel production. Yay!
Jonathan Igla will write and executive produce the Hawkeye series. The series is just one of the latest Marvel series to be featured on Disney Plus. WandaVision will premiere on Jan. 15 on the streaming channel, with The Falcon and Winter Soldier and Loki on deck for later in 2021.
There is no premiere date for Hawkeye but we should see the series sometime in 2021.