Hawkeye Producer Teases Annoying Side of Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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Marvel's most recent release in the promotional rounds came with the first trailer for Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye. With this series being the first solo project for the original Avengers star, anticipation is building to see what challenges Clint Barton will face after the universe-altering plot of Avengers: Endgame.

The show's first trailer teased Barton finally getting to enjoy more time with his wife and children before his past brings him back into the superhero game, all coming during the Christmas season as well. Revisiting his darker days as the vigilante Ronin from the five years after Thanos' Snap, he will oddly find himself in the company of one of his biggest fans: Kate Bishop.

Hailee Steinfeld will make her MCU debut as the iconic Young Avenger who already appears to have supreme confidence in her ability with a bow; she's even referring to herself as "the world's greatest archer."

According to one of the show's producers, this confidence is only part of what will make her partnership with Barton an interesting pairing.

Hawkeye Has to Tolerate Kate Bishop

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Marvel Studios Executive of Production & Development Trinh Tran spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the dynamic between Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton and Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop in Hawkeye, which will premiere on Disney+ on November 24.

While Renner will bring the "family man" and "serious character" that fans have seen for the past decade, Tran teased Barton facing a whole new energy from Kate Bishop, who was said to be "at times annoying." The fun of the series seems to come from throwing the two of them together and "seeing what comes out of that:"

"There's the family man that we've portrayed, a more serious character who is no-nonsense and gets through what he needs to do to accomplish the mission. But here he's pit against Kate, who is super energetic — and at times annoying. It's putting the two of them together and seeing what comes out of that."

Hawkeye's Patience Tested Again 

Although the MCU will certainly bring the expected level of action with two premier archers and more, it's becoming evident that Barton and Bishop's personalities alone will bring the entertainment factor to a new level.

The show's first trailer teased Hailee Steinfeld's Bishop as being a big-time Hawkeye fan, as she instantly recognized Barton after he unmasked her in the early bout.

It was clear early on that Stenifeld's new hero has put the work in to acquire skills at least close to those of her idol, along with an unmatched confidence that should help her succeed in her early days of crime-fighting.

On the other hand, that confidence and enthusiasm is sure to make for something truly different for Hawkeye, even considering how many of Earth's Mightiest Heroes he's fought with through the years.

Already having hinted at retirement multiple times, Barton has always been one of the most business-oriented MCU heroes, which differs tremendously from the mindset of his new partner. Even as a father, Bishop will pit him with a challenge he's never seen before in being a mentor, which is sure to bring out new dimensions of his own personality along the way.

No matter how the dynamic between Barton and Bishop comes to life, it will help drive the show's plot and narrative forward as they figure out how to best compliment each other.

Hawkeye will begin streaming on Disney+ on November 24.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.