So the last time we checked out how things were going with Disney + and Marvel Studios’ Hailee Steinfeld (Kate Bishop) and Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton) – with Hawk Eye, the people of NBC Saturday Night Live had a little fun with the upcoming live action series (Hawkeye and his boring ass family) when we predicted the series should have gone pretty well with the release. Well we’ve got an update from a really good source – the directors Bert & Bertie (Zero troop, just kidding) – who took to Instagram to congratulate the team at Marvel Studios for all of their hard work on closing the director’s cuts.
“We did it! Thanks to our extremely talented editors [Rosanne Tan] and Tim Roche and our multi-talented, multi-faceted and multi-faceted Marvel Post team. I couldn’t have done it without you. No, really, “the directors wrote in their post, which you can check out below:
Previously, reports indicated that Alaqua coxMaya Lopez (aka Echo) would get a spinoff series, with Etan Cohen and Emilie Cohen is expected to write and produce, with a newly assembled Writers’ Room and Marvel Studios ready to produce. Marvel Studios and representatives for the Cohens did not respond to requests for official comment. In the comics, Echo would be the first to wear the Ronin title before the role passed to Barton (the same role Renner’s Barton played on the big screen in Avengers: Endgame– a costume Renner reportedly wore on set recently, which the actor recently shared a teaser image via Instagram Stories).
Renner and Steinfeld are joined by a pretty impressive list of names. Vera Farmiga (Motel Bates) is committed to playing Eleanor Bishop, mother of Kate Bishop (Steinfeld), while Fresh Fra (The spanish princess) is set to play Kazi (probably short for Kazimierz Kazimierczak) aka Mercenary Evil Clown in the comics. Tony Dalton‘s (You better call Saul) Jack Duquesne (Jacques Duquesne aka Swordsman?), A possible mentor for Hawkeye who has lived on both sides of the law throughout this comic book career. Florence pugh will reprise the role of spy and assassin Yelena Belova, sister of Black Widow, from the Scarlett johansson-film with Black Widow. Alaqua cox‘s Maya Lopez (aka Echo) is a deaf Native American who is able to copy another person’s movements perfectly, making her a formidable fighter. Zahn McClarnon‘s (Barkskins) William Lopez is expected to be an interpretation of Maya’s father, Willie “Crazy Horse” Lincoln from the comics.