Vera Farmiga, Florence Pugh joining Hawkeye Disney+ series
Jeremy Renner also confirmed that Hailee Steinfeld is officially on board as ace archer Kate Bishop.
Hawkeye may be getting a few new allies.
Vera Farmiga and Florence Pugh are joining the cast of the upcoming Disney+ Marvel series, according to multiple trade reports. The show centers on Jeremy Renner’s archer Clint Barton, with Hailee Steinfeld joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as his young bow-wielding protégée Kate Bishop (who, in the comics, also fights crime under the “Hawkeye” name).
According to Variety, which first reported the news, Farmiga will play Kate’s mother, Eleanor Bishop, while Pugh will reprise her role as assassin Yelena Belova (and sister to Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow) from the upcoming Black Widow movie. Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Alaqua Cox, and Zahn McClarnon are also joining the cast.
Disney and Marvel had no comment on the news.
Hawkeye, which is currently filming in New York City, is one of the many Disney+ series Marvel has planned: First up, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany star in WandaVision, debuting on Disney+ on Jan. 15, 2021, while 2021 will also see the release of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, and Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston. Series about new heroes are also in the works, including She-Hulk with Tatiana Maslany, Moon Knight with Oscar Isaac, and Ms. Marvel with Iman Vellani.
As for Renner, he’s been teasing the show (and Kate Bishop’s introduction) by posting Twitter photos from set. On Friday, he confirmed Steinfeld's long-rumored involvement with a photo of Clint and Kate, alongside a golden retriever that sure looks a lot like Lucky the Pizza Dog (the beloved comics character who made his debut in Matt Fraction and David Aja's beloved 2012-2015 Hawkeye comic series).