The young archer, originally created by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung, first made her comic book debut in Marvel’s Young Avengers in 2005 and quickly became a fan-favorite character.
Renner said that his onscreen dynamic with Steinfeld was rooted in their behind-the-scenes relationship, as he made sure her introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe went as smoothly as possible.
“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,” Renner said. “I just wanted to protect her, because there’s a lot of physical stuff. 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.”
While plot details for “Hawkeye” remain under wraps, we do know that Barton and company will have to contend with Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), Natasha Romanoff’s sister, who first appeared in “Black Widow,” which recently hit movie theaters.
In the film’s post-credit scene, Yelena is tasked by Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) to eliminate Hawkeye, whom she believes is responsible for Natasha’s death.
“Hawkeye” was created by Jonathan Igla and will also star Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James, and Alaqua Cox.
So far, Marvel has yet to really miss the mark on any of its Disney+ series, with “WandaVision,” “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “Loki,” all earning plenty of praise and even some Emmy nominations.