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Here's What Anya Taylor-Joy Would Have Looked Like If She Was Cast As Kate Bishop

Anya Taylor-Joy is quickly becoming one of the most exciting actresses working today. She's made a name for herself in indie fare such as The Witch and Thoroughbreds, and delivered one of the best television performances of 2020 in her turn as Beth Harmon in the hit Netflix limited series The Queen's Gambit.

If you're not familiar with her already, then you best get ready because her star's set to break out in a major way. She's joined the cast of Edgar Wright's next project Last Night in Soho, and she'll soon be stepping into some very big shoes to fill as she's taken on the role of Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road, for the sequel. 

Given her rising star and immense acting talent, it's only a matter of time until she winds up in a superhero flick. Yes, we're aware she was in Glass, but her character didn't really have a whole lot to do. And yes, we know she was in The New Mutantsbut being released in the middle of a pandemic means we can be fairly confident hardly anyone's really seen it. Anya Taylor-Joy deserves a starring role in a superhero project to show what she can really do, and if Hailee Steinfeld wasn't already cast in it, then we think Taylor-Joy would do a phenomenal job as Kate Bishop

In fact, we liked the idea so much, we made up a little bit of artwork to see what she would look like. Unsurprisingly, the results are pretty fantastic. 

Anya Taylor-Joy could easily play Kate Bishop in an alternate reality

With the help of Photoshop, the artists here at Looper put together a rendering of what Anya Taylor-Joy would look like with Kate Bishop's signature purple outfit, complete with purple-tinted glasses. She doesn't look too shabby in the role, and given her dexterity with chess pieces, we're thinking she wouldn't have any issue at all firing arrows. 

With all that being said, we're still ecstatic to see what Hailee Steinfeld is able to do with the character in the upcoming Disney+ series Hawkeye. While plot details are scarce right now, we know the show will follow Kate as she teams up with the titular Avenger as well as the instantly iconic Lucky the Pizza-Dog. Steinfeld is no stranger to big action set pieces with performances in Ender's Game and Bumblebee already under her belt. This also isn't her first time dipping her toes into an expansive superhero universe, as she provides the voice of Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and its forthcoming sequel

While most people know Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton a.k.a. Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the title has actually gone to various people in the comics, including Kate Bishop. It's possible the series will see a passing of the torch of sorts, in which Clint goes on one last adventure before handing the mantle to Kate, who could then go on to be the de facto Hawkeye in forthcoming MCU projects, like the oft-rumored Young Avengers.

Hailee Steinfeld is an Oscar-nominated actress, so we can't wait to see what kind of intensity she brings to the role. We're also excited to see what Anya Taylor-Joy has in store for us next. It's even possible Taylor-Joy could enter the MCU as a different hero (or villain) who goes toe-to-toe with Kate Bishop at some point. With numerous Marvel series coming to Disney+ in the near future, and an entire multiverse to explore, anything's possible.