The next big Marvel Series coming to Disney Plus is based on the Marvel Comics superhero Hawkeye, and centering on the adventures of Young Avenger, Kate Bishop, who took on the role after the original Avenger, Clint Barton retired in the comics.
But who is Kate Bishop? Well besides being a new fan fav amongst comic book fans and being played by the multi-talented Hailee Steinfeld, Kate Bishop is more than just a new Hawkeye, she is her own hero!
Created by writer Allan Heinberg and artist Jim Cheung, Bishop first appeared in Young Avengers #1 (April 2005). She is the third character and first female to take the Hawkeye name, after Clint Barton of the Avengers and Wyatt McDonald of the Squadron Supreme. Her costume appearance is patterned on the first Hawkeye and Mockingbird.
Alongside Clint Barton, Kate Bishop co-starred in Matt Fraction and David Aja’s series Hawkeye (2012) which the new Disney Plus series is loosely based on.
Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew in the featurette above.