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Hawkeye: new cast members announced, Florence Pugh officially confirmed

As production is well underway on the upcoming Hawkeye Disney+ series, a whole bunch of new cast members have been officially announced, including the confirmation of Florence Pugh.

Alongside leads Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld, additional cast members include Vera Farmiga, Florence Pugh, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Alaqua Cox, and Zahn McClarnon.

According to Variety, Farmiga is set to play Eleanor Bishop, the mother of Kate Bishop (Steinfeld). Fee will play a character named Kazi, most likely short for Kazimierz Kazimierczak, known as mercenary villain Clown in the Marvel comics.

Dalton will play Jack Duquesne, who’s reportedly based on the comic book character Jacques Duquesne or Swordsman, who’s an early mentor to Hawkeye. The character has been both a hero and a villain in the Marvel comics.

As initially reported by The Direct, Pugh is set to reprise the role of spy and assassin Yelena Belova, who will be introduced in the upcoming MCU film Black Widow. Newcomer Cox will reportedly play Maya Lopez, the real name of Marvel character Echo, a deaf Native American who is capable of perfectly copying another person’s movements.

And lastly, McClarnon is reported to play the role of William Lopez, which may be a take on Maya’s father Willie “Crazy Horse” Lincoln from the Marvel comics.

The rumoured storyline set to be an adventure series in which the archer will pass the torch to Kate Bishop, with Florence Pugh also set to feature in some capacity. With Hawkeye beginning to shoot, the series is aiming for release on Disney+ sometime in 2022.

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