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Hawkeye: Hailee Steinfeld Comment Casts Doubt on MCU Future

Despite reports that Marvel Studios was eyeing Hailee Steinfeld for Kate Bishop in the Hawkeye Disney+ series, the actor seems unsure about the role.

"That’s not something that’s necessarily happening," Steinfeld told RadioTimes. "We’re going to wait and find out, I guess." Of course, it's not entirely clear if she's referring to her role or the Hawkeye series as a whole.

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The series, which was announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego, will feature both Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton and his protege Kate Bishop. Bishop first appeared in 2005's Young Avengers #1 and was created by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. The Hawkeye series will mark her first live-action appearance.

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Steinfeld currently stars as Emily Dickinson in the Apple TV+ series Dickinson, a show about the famous poet. She is also known for her roles in Ender's Game, the Pitch Perfect series, Bumblebee and Between Two Ferns: The Movie. However, Bishop wouldn't be Steinfeld's first role as a Marvel character as she voiced Gwen Stacy in 2018's animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

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Disney+ launches on Nov. 12. Starring Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, Hawkeye is scheduled to premiere in fall 2021.

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