However, not all reactions were positive as there were a few people who also expressed displeasure with the casting.
Most of the negative reactions were apparently accusations that the casting was a form of whitewashing.
(No Sarcasm intended) Ok so people are upset Hailee Steinfeld (who has Asian ancestry) was casted as Kate Bishop (who might be white but perceived as Asian by fans) because it’s white washing
This is a lot to process pic.twitter.com/lkpXOaamni
It is worth pointing out that Kate Bishop was never depicted in the comics as an Asian woman. While her ethnicity was never referenced in the comics at all, some fans might have assumed her race due to the art styles used on her in the different titles she appeared in.
I don’t know what’s worse about these hot takes. The fact that Kate Bishop IS NOT ASIAN in the books or the fact that Hailee Steinfeld ACTUALLY IS PART ASIAN. SMGDH. pic.twitter.com/ahv7n7N6oR
Her mom is Filipino American interior designer Cheri Steinfeld whose family hails from Bohol, Philippines.
For those saying Kate Bishop is an asian, Hailee Steinfeld has Filipino blood, also for those who think she can’t make it, remember that she revive the transformers franchise and already being nominated at the oscars at the age of 13. thats it. HAILEE STEINFELD fits KATE BISHOP. pic.twitter.com/BYT4EyVXjA
While the role is yet to be confirmed by Steinfeld or Disney, Steinfeld’s casting is already anticipated by many to include appearances in future films set within the MCU. In the upcoming series set to premiere in November, Renner’s Barton will pass the “Hawkeye” mantle onto Bishop.
Steinfeld, who is also starring in Apple’s upcoming series “Dickinson,” is known for her roles in films such as “True Grit,” “The Edge of Seventeen,” “Bumblebee,” and the “Pitch Perfect” franchise.