That’s right, Pitches, this news is aca-awesome! Pitch Perfect alum (and, oh yeah, Academy Award Nominee) Hailee Steinfeld is reportledy cast as Kate Bishop in the Disney+ Hawkeye series. Here’s what we know about the actress and why this news is really, really, cool.
Academy Award Nominee Hailee Steinfeld Eyed For Kate Bishop Role
What’s cooler than being nominated for an Academy Award at the age of 14?
Staring in Pitch Perfect 2 and 3, duh.
Okay, okay, so the Academy Award thing might stand above everything else (so far!) but Hailee Steinfeld is a singer, songwriter, and actress that’s making big news across the universe right now. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, that is.
Variety Announces Steinfeld in Talks For Kate Bishop
Kevin Feige confirmed that not only was Hawkeye happening but that Kate Bishop would be one of the characters included in the show. And by the reports coming out of Hollywood today, it looks like she’s been cast.
Hailee Steinfeld Bio
Here are some highlights from Hailee Steinfeld’s bio.
By the way, she’s no stranger to Marvel. She provided the voice of Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.
- She’s a Fox (short)
- True Grit (Academy Award Nominated Best Supporting Actress)
- Romeo & Juliet
- Ender’s Game
- Pitch Perfect 2
- Pitch Perfect 3
- The Edge of 17
- Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse
Who Is Kate Bishop?
I’m not a comic book reader, so this was the first question I asked. Kate Bishop who?
Kate Bishop is a teen with a tough family history; her mother is dead and her father is a criminal. Inspired by her favorite Avenger, Hawkeye, she links up with the Young Avengers and takes up the Hawkeye mantel.
She’s got skills, y’all: swordplay, archery, martial arts and brains to match. Once a victim herself, she vowed to learn how to fight back so it wouldn’t happen again.
The Disney+ Marvel series is bringing us a whole new complement of heroes to learn and love, and Kate has moved up that list for me!
Adding Kate into the canon of the MCU also means I’m on the lookout for more Young Avengers- and I am here. for. it!
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Patty Holliday is a movie critic, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews.