But now it looks like we may finally be back on track! According to Charles Murphy’s sources, Marvel and Disney are now aiming for a September 2020 production date.
Jeremey Renner is set to reprise his role as the MCU superhero, Hawkeye, in the upcoming series. Renner first appeared as Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2011’s Thor. He went on to star in other MCU films including The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.
According to Variety, “The project is said to be an adventure series in which Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye, will pass the torch to Kate Bishop. Bishop is a Marvel Comics character who took up the Hawkeye mantle after Barton. She is also a member of the group known as the Young Avengers.”
Kate Bishop was originally going to be portrayed by Hailee Steinfeld in the Disney series, but recently it was reported that Marvel would be willing to look elsewhere to fill the role. In fact, Jeremy Conrad talked about the actresses chosen and stated “Both have starred in movies, one co-started [sic] in a big budget sci-fi/fantasy film a couple of years ago, and both would make a great Kate Bishop if things don’t work out with Hailee Steinfeld. I will say that neither of them are anyone the Internet has been fan casting.”
The upcoming Disney+ Original Series, Hawkeye, is just one of the several Marvel Cinematic Universe shows that will be coming to the streaming service. MCU fans can also look forward to the highly anticipated MCU series, Falcon and Winter Soldier, which stars both Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes and Anthony Mackie and Falcon.
WandaVision starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany will also be coming to Disney+ along with Loki starring Tom Hiddleston. But these are just a handful of Marvel shows coming soon to the streaming platform as fans can also look forward to Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk, which are apparently all scheduled to begin production before Hawkeye.
Hawkeye is expected to hit the Disney streaming platform, Disney+, next fall. If you are not yet signed up for the streaming platform, you can subscribe here.