Marvel confirms Hawkeye series will introduce a key comic book character

Chris Edwards
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From Digital Spy

For those still reeling over Marvel's massive slate reveal yesterday (July 20) at Comic-Con, it may take a while to sift through every piece of superhero-related news the studio has dumped on us.

One such announcement was that comic book character Kate Bishop – who didn't end up making an appearance in Avengers: Endgame – will feature in the Disney+ Hawkeye series.

Casting for the character has not yet been announced, but she will indeed star alongside Jeremy Renner in the upcoming TV show.

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Fans previously wondered if Kate would feature in Endgame after a shot of a young girl with a bow and arrow was teased in one of the film's trailers. However, as we all know now, it was just Hawkeye practicing archery with his daughter, Lila Barton.

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Comic book fans will know Kate as a socialite and founding member of the Young Avengers. A team of young heroes formed during a time when the original had disbanded, each adopting a superhero identity inspired by classic Avengers.

While she has no superpowers, Kate proved herself to be a skilled fighter and marksman, and master tactician. She was later taken under Clint Barton's wing when the original Hawkeye – ahem – returned from the dead.

Hawkeye will premiere exclusively on Disney+ in Autumn 2021.

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