Hailee Steinfeld could soon be part of the Marvel family, having been offered a lead role in the upcoming Hawkeye series at Disney Plus. The limited series will see Jeremy Renner reprise his role as the bow-wielding hero he’s played throughout in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most recently in Avengers: Endgame.
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Should Steinfeld join the series, she would play Kate Bishop, a Marvel Comics character who took up the Hawkeye mantle after Clint Barton (Renner). She is also a member of the group known as the Young Avengers. Starring in the Hawkeye series would likely represent a long-term investment in Steinfeld on Marvel’s part. Given the Disney-owned company’s proven ability to build up onscreen franchises around even their lesser-known characters, it is reasonable to assume that the Bishop character would eventually spin off into either her own standalone series or even appear in the larger MCU.