The Hawkeye Disney Plus series has cast a handful of key roles, including Florence Pugh, who will reprise her Black Widow role.
According to Variety (opens in new tab), Pugh will step back into the boots of the assassin and Russian spy Yelena Belova, Natasha Romanoff's sister. The character will play a key role in the upcoming Black Widow movie, in which Natasha will reportedly hand the "baton" over to Pugh's Yelena.
Joining Pugh is Vera Farmiga (The Departed), who will play Kate Bishop's mother. As we previously reported, it has been confirmed that Hailee Steinfeld will play Kate Bishop, the character who eventually takes over the Hawkeye mantle in the comics.
Along with the other and obvious series lead Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye will star Fra Free (Les Misérables), Tony Dalton (Better Call Saul), Alaqua Cox, and Zahn McClarnon (Doctor Sleep). Variety reports that Fra Free has been cast as "Kazi," most likely a reference to Clown, AKA Kazimierz Kazimierczak, who in the comics becomes a violent killer after several traumatic personal events.
Dalton will play Jack Duquene, likely the Americanized version of the comics' Jacques Duquesne, AKA Swordsman, who mentors a young Hawkeye. Newcomer Cox will play Echo, a deaf Native American superhero from the comics who can mimic other people's movements. McClarnon will portray William Lopez, believed to be Echo's father. There really is a lot to unpack here.
The Hawkeye series was recently seen filming in the NYC subways, with Renner, Steinfeld, and a golden retriever who is definitely Pizza Dog from the comics. If you weren't sold on the Hawkeye Disney Plus series yet, Pizza Dog will do the trick.
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