Jeremy Renner recently spoke in an interview with Entertainment Weekly about his upcoming MCU series Hawkeye and his co-star Hailee Steinfeld. The actor had uplifting words to say and offer Steinfeld in regards to how to acclimate herself onto the set of the new Marvel production. Today has also brought an announcement of November 24th as the release date for the series to stream on Disney+. After the events of Avengers: Endgame , the new show will give us our introduction to MCU’s Kate Bishop as she meets Clint Barton, with the intent to take on the mantle of Hawkeye for herself.
In the interview, Renner mentions how he himself as an actor tried to be a mentor to Steinfield in parallel to their characters’ relationship. “That was always my role. Outside of acting in the thing, I was protecting her and giving her the CliffsNotes on how it goes with this kind of filmmaking: Green screen, superhero life, all that stuff,” he says. Although, I’ll note that it was a missed opportunity for him to call them ClintsNotes. But perhaps that’s for the best. After 10 years of being Hawkeye, Jeremy Renner will once more bow into the role of the sharpshooter while helping guide Hailee Steinfeld through the at times dangerous parts of production, “I just wanted to protect her, because there’s a lot of physical stuff,” adding, “She’s a wonderful actress, a wonderful human, and I can’t wait to see all the cool stuff that she’s able to do.”
He also provided a bit of insight into Kate and Clint’s relationship within the show itself:
“[Kate is] a 22-year-old kid and she’s a big Hawkeye fan, She has a wonderfully annoying and equally charming manner about her, because she’s such a fangirl of Hawkeye. The relationship grows from that, but the biggest problem for Clint is Kate Bishop and the onslaught of problems that she brings into his life.”
While November is quite far away still, we do recall that Lizzie broke some casting news a couple weeks back that would have Simon Callow CBE joining Hawkeye along with words from Kevin Feige himself about Florence Pugh’s appearance as a vengeful Yelena in the series as well. Hawkeye is set to impress and well set up many exciting future conflicts, Echo as we know is already in production with Alaqua Cox to debut in Hawkeye and then start production on Echo very early in 2022.