‘Hawkeye’ Disney Plus Series Expands its Cast, Including Florence Pugh and Vera Farmiga
It’s finally official: Florence Pugh will be part of the Hawkeye series.
Per Variety, the roster of Disney and Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye is now official. Jeremy Renner will be joined by Hailee Steinfeld, Florence Pugh, Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Alaqua Cox, and Zahn McClarnon. The news dropped just a day after Steinfeld was spotted shooting scenes in New York with Jeremy Renner.
We also have fresh character details for the new cast members:
- Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring, Godzilla: King of the Monsters) is set to play Eleanor Bishop, mother of Kate Bishop (Steinfeld).
- Fra Fee (The Miserables, Pixie) is playing a character named Kazi, who is most likely comic book villain Clown.
- Tony Dalton (Better Call Saul, Sense8) will join as Jack Duquesne, Marvel Studios’ take on Jacques Duquesne (also nicknamed Swordsman).
- Alaqua Cox, a newcomer, will be Maya Lopez (Echo), a deaf Native American capable of copying other people’s movements.
- Zahn McClarnon (Doctor Sleep, Into the West) is playing William Lopez, Maya’s father.
Of course, Florence Pugh is reprising her role as spy assassin Yelena Belova in the still unreleased Black Widow movie, which is supposed to debut next spring following a number of COVID-related delays. This puts an end to days of rumors and speculation, and solidifies her future in the MCU as the new Black Widow.
Jonathan Igla (Mad Men) has written and is producing the series, which so far seems to be heavily influenced by David Aja and Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye run.
The show joins an enticing catalogue of six-to-eight-episode series for Disney Plus which will expand the MCU beyond the big screen. The list includes: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight. No release date has been set for most of them yet. WandaVision starts streaming on January 15 though.
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