The upcoming “Hawkeye” series on Disney+ has added several major names to the cast including Vera Farmiga, Florence Pugh and Tony Dalton…
The upcoming “Hawkeye” series headed to Disney+ has added several major names to a cast that already includes Jeremy Renner returning as Clint Barton as well as Hailee Steinfeld portraying Kate Bishop.
Filming on the series is already underway with several new cast members confirmed on Thursday and the roles they are expected to play. Here’s what we know so far:
Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova — Pugh, who is best known for roles in films such as “Midsommar” and “Little Women,” will be reprising the role she will debut in the upcoming “Black Widow” film where she plays Natasha Romanoff’s (Scarlett Johansson) sister. The “Black Widow” movie is currently slated for release in May 2021.
Vera Farmiga as Eleanor Bishop — after playing parts in TV series such as “Bates Motel” and films like “The Departed,” Farmiga will star in “Hawkeye” as Kate Bishop’s mother.
Tony Dalton as Jack Duquesne — Dalton came to prominence in the U.S. recently for his role as Lalo Salamanca in the “Breaking Bad” prequel series “Better Call Saul.” In “Hawkeye,” Dalton will play Jack Duquesne, which is likely a play on Jacques Duquesne better known as ‘The Swordsman,’ who was a mentor to Clint Barton when he was growing up.
Fra Fee as Kazi — Fee, who previously starred in a film adaptation of “Les Miserables” will likely be playing a version of Kazimierz Kazimierczak, who is also known as ‘Clown,’ a mercenary villain opposite Hawkeye.
Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez aka Echo — this will be Lopez’s first on screen role while portraying Echo, who is originally a “Daredevil” character. Echo is a deaf Native American capable of perfectly mimicking anybody’s movements, which makes her quite an effective fighter and assassin.
Zahn McClarnon as William Lopez — McClarnon has appeared in numerous roles including “Fargo,” “Westworld” and “The Shining” sequel “Doctor Sleep.” In “Hawkeye,” he’ll play William Lopez, which is likely a reference to Willie “Crazy Horse” Lincoln, who is Maya Lopez’s father from the comic books.
Jonathan Igla is attached to serve as the showrunner for the upcoming “Hawkeye” series, which is currently filming in both Atlanta and New York. The series will eventually debut on Disney+ alongside a long list of Marvel Studios projects headed to the streaming service including “Falcon and Winter Soldier” and “WandaVision,” which will debut in January 2021.