During last weekend’s Emmy Awards ceremony, Marvel and Disney+ revealed the first trailer for WandaVision. The upcoming series looks to serve as the first of Marvel’s new slate of live-action shows featuring familiar faces as well as some new heroes. One of the confirmed shows in the early stages of development is the Jeremy Renner-led Hawkeye series. A new rumor from The Direct reveals that a classic villain from Marvel Comics, Madame Masque, will have a role to play in Hawkeye.
Per the initial report, Marvel Studios is currently in the process of casting an actress to play the villain. The character first appears in the pages of Marvel Comics in Tales of Suspense #98 in February 1968. Born Giulietta Nefaria, the villainess is highly skilled in hand to hand combat as well as being an expert markswoman. Moreover, Madame Masque often appears as a love interest of Iron Man and dons a golden mask to cover up her disfigured face. The character has already appeared as the renamed Whitney Frost in the MCU during season two of Agent Carter, portrayed by Wynn Everett (This is Us).
The upcoming series will star Jeremy Renner as the Avenger Clint Barton. Hawkeye will reportedly feature Barton training a new hero named Kate Bishop. Additionally, recent rumors point to Bumblebee‘s Hailee Steinfeld starring as Bishop. Jonathon Igla, who has previously worked on Mad Men, is writing the series. Additional rumors tease appearances by The Clown and The Tracksuit Mafia as well.
What do you think? Are you excited about Madame Masque’s return to the MCU? What do you want to see happen in the show? Let us know in the comments below!
Hawkeye will hopefully begin streaming on Disney+ in 2021.
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