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Who is Kate Bishop in Hawkeye?

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The Hawkeye series finally dropped its first teaser trailer and yes, the holidays will definitely be more exciting and it really is the most wonderful time of the year especially with an action-packed Marvel show coming. In the clip, we got introduced to Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop who had an adventure with Barton seemingly chasing the bad guys. Who is she?

Who is Kate Bishop in Hawkeye?

Portrayed by Hailee Steinfeld, Kate Bishop is expected to be the next person to don the title of Hawkeye after Clint Barton. In this series, it is anticipated that the baton will be passed onto her and Barton would take on a new alias or possibly continue retiring especially with his kids growing up. Bishop seems like an avid fan of Hawkeye and she is damn good at shooting arrows as well as seen in the trailer.

Their meeting would be uncanny as Barton saw Bishop in the news wearing a similar suit as that of Ronin, the time after his family got blipped, and it was a dark time for him given that he became an international assassin with such a name. With Bishop an avid fan, they take on a group of criminals with their bows and arrows.

In the comics, Bishop first appeared in 2005 in the Young Avengers #1 by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. In the 12th issue of the said comic, she took on the title of Hawkeye following the death of the original in Avengers #502. Highly skilled in swordsmanship, archery, boxing, jujitsu, fencing, and other combat forms, her weapons of choice are staves like Mockingbird's, sword-like that of Swordsman's, and bow and arrow of Barton.

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Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, the series of Hawkeye will be on Christmas time in New York City. The absence of Yelena has been notable in the trailer considering that she will definitely have a big role after the post-credits scene in Black Widow where Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine to have Barton become a target telling her he was responsible for the death of her sister.

Hawkeye will be out via Disney+ on November 24, 2021.

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