We finally have a good look at Hailee Steinfeld as Marvel’s new Hawkeye – CNET


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Though it's still yet to be official that Hailee Steinfeld will play Kate Bishop in Marvel's Disney Plus Hawkeye series, a string of new set photos all but confirm it's her.

The latest comes from Jeremy Renner. "SQUIRREL!!! Nearly fell over this amazing dog today, and most certainly fell for her today," he posted to Instagram on Thursday, with a picture of himself, Steinfeld and Lucky the Pizza Dog, aka Kate Bishop's canine sidekick, strolling around New York City.

Earlier Thursday, Twitter user cosmic brought us a similar look at Steinfeld, Pizza Dog and Renner.

Steinfeld resembles Jessica Jones more than Kate Bishop here, but on Wednesday, XRealm Matthews tweeted pictures from what appears to be a Brooklyn subway set, featuring Steinfeld in Bishop's signature purple. She's also holding a bow, which might just give it away.

Renner, aka the original Hawkeye from The Avengers movies, confirmed shooting is underway with a snap of his Clint Barton-labeled chair on set. "Ms Bishop ... we need you!" he posted on Instagram Wednesday. Thanks to a video and not-so-clear images (both via Murphy's Multiverse), we already knew filming had been underway.

The best part of these pictures? They confirm Lucky the Pizza Dog is the real star of the show. He (or possibly she, given Renner's post) leads the way in the subway, pulling Steinfeld along by his leash.

Who is Pizza Dog? Pizza Dog is a character in the comics, first appearing when Clint Barton saves him. The golden retriever's tags reveal his name to be Arrow, but Clint renames him Lucky. An issue devoted entirely to Lucky's point of view reveals he calls himself Pizza Dog, simply because of his love of a New York slice.

Add Pizza Dog to the list of greatest Marvel characters you've never heard of. He was revealed to be in the series via concept art from a 12-minute Disney Plus featurette called Marvel Studios: Expanding the Universe, released mid-November.


Lucky the Pizza Dog!


In other news, Hawkeye just added Florence Pugh, Vera Farmiga, Tony Dalton, Fra Free, Alaqua Cox and Zahn McClarnon to its cast, according to Variety on Thursday. Farmiga (The Conjuring, Bates Motel) will reportedly play Kate's mother Eleanor Bishop.

If you weren't excited for the new series, expected to arrive on Disney Plus late in 2021, an adorable pup should be a draw card. Otherwise, tune in to see Kate Bishop take over the mantle of Hawkeye under the tutorage of master archer Clint Barton.

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