According to Charles Murphy from Murphy’s Multiverse, Disney+’s Hawkeye will begin production in September – although an exact date has yet to be confirmed.
The MCU-adjacent series will follow Clint Barton, played by Jeremy Renner, as he trains his successor, Kate Bishop, to be the next Hawkeye.
WHY IS HAWKEYE BEING DELAYED?
Murphy’s Multiverse reported last month that production had been postponed indefinitely, and that the show had been removed from Marvel Studios’ 2020 production schedule.
The series was originally meant to begin production in July, but was inevitably delayed due to a number of reasons: including not yet finding an actress to play the role of Kate Bishop.
The studio still wants Hailee Steinfeld for the role and are hopeful they can come to an agreement with the actress. However, Steinfeld is currently starring in the AppleTV+ series Dickinson, as the famous 19th century American poet, and that series was recently renewed for a second season.
The report also cautions that Marvel Studios is open to delaying the production of the series further, but is aiming to begin shooting before the end of 2020.
WHEN WILL THE SERIES BE RELEASED?
With a starting date of September, the series can still premiere in late 2021, as announced last year at the Marvel Studios San Diego Comic Con panel. This would leave their previous film and Disney+ series announcements for Phase 4 mostly intact.
Marvel Studios has The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki currently in production, with She-Hulk set to begin shooting in July, Ms. Marvel in August, and Moon Knight later this year. We are sure to hear more soon about who has been cast in the title roles of the latter three series.
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