After the big COVIS slow-down Disney+ shows are spinning up production again. Among them is the MCU streaming series Hawkeye. This will apparently cover Kate Bishop’s arrival into the MCU to eventually take over the mantle of Hawkeye from Clint Barton.
Hawkeye will reportedly operate under the name of Anchor Point while filming in the US as a working title. In archery an “Anchor Point” is the spot on an archer’s face to which they draw back their bow for the most accurate shot. Getting the right anchor point instinctively and repeatedly is a key skill in becoming proficient and accurate.
Anchor Point is also the name of a Kelly Thompson Hawkeye comic series from 2017.
Jeremy Renner will appear alongside an un-cast actress as Bishop. Early reports indicated Marvel Studios were looking at Hailee Steinfeld for the role.
A casting announcement must be approaching, however Steinfeld is playing coy saying:
“You know, right now, I will tell you that music is where my head is at, that’s what I’m focused on… that is what is occupying my brain at the moment.”
Hawkeye was originally expected to begin production in September of this year. Following delays on the rest of the MCU streaming slate for Disney+ it is looking likely that this will now start production as the same time as WandaVision restarts, along with Loki plus Falcon and Winter Soldier in July.
This phase of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe will be a true multimedia affair. Black Widow hits theaters on November 6th. It is followed Eternals on February 12, 2021, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on May 5 2021, Spider-Man 3 on November 5, 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder on February 11, 2022, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on March 25, 2022, Black Panther 2 on May 6, 2022, and Captain Marvel 2 on July 8, 2022.
Disney+ also has The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If…? Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight on the way.