British stage and screen actor Simon Callow has reportedly been cast in Marvel’s upcoming “Hawkeye” series for Disney+. The acclaimed actor is said to have a key role early in the series. A character name was not disclosed at this time however the role will have “ties to a certain Swordsman, Jack Duquesne, played by Tony Dalton.”
Callow has been on stage, screen, and television, since 1973. His extensive film credits include Amadeus, A Room with a View, Shakespeare In Love, and Four Weddings and A Funeral. Most recently he has appeared in Outlander, and the Netflix series The Witcher.
Like most Marvel projects, plot details are being kept under wraps, but we do know Jeremy Renner will return as Cliff Barton and the series will focus on Hawkeye passing the baton to Kate Bishop who is played by Hailee Steinfeld.
“Hawkeye” will also star Vera Farmiga as Eleanor Bishop, Fra Fee as The Clown, Tony Dalton as Swordsman, Alaqua Cox as Echo, Zahn McClarnon William Lopez, and Florence Pugh reprising her Black Widow role of Yelena Belova.
Jonathan Igla (Mad Men) is writing and executive producing the series. Rhys Thomas (Saturday Night Live) as well as directing duo Bert and Bertie (Troop Zero) will be directing multiple episodes.
A premiere date for “Hawkeye” has not been announced however the series is expected to debut on Disney+ sometime later this year.
Source: The Cosmic Circus