People Can’t Stand Kate Bishop’s Ridiculous Marvel Costume: ‘A Great Way to Get Sunburn’

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is having an extremely successful run, which has translated into some seriously impressive budgets for the creation of new films. A flick like Avengers: Endgame took a staggering $350 million to make, and that doesn’t even count its astronomical marketing budget. It all pays off in the end, though, with the films raking in profit at the box office. The benefits of these huge budgets mean that there are no expenses spared when it comes to putting together the final product. From the sound editing to the soundtrack and the casting to the set, the films demonstrate attention to detail and real talent. 

That’s why some fans are frustrated with a costume decision that they find to be impractical and unbelievable. 

(L-R) President of Marvel Studios/Producer Kevin Feige, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Mark Ruffalo
(L-R) President of Marvel Studios/Producer Kevin Feige, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Mark Ruffalo | Axelle Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images

The MCU has a plan for the next Phase

One of the things that have set the MCU apart from other film franchises is just how well laid-out its plans for the future have been. Poised for growth from the very beginning, the creators behind the MCU have been rolling out films in “Phases.” For the first three Phases, the Avengers films have served as transitions by tying together the narratives of the standalone components and moving the story forward into the next stage. 

As the franchise moves into Phase 4 and beyond, it looks like that strategy may be shifting as well. Instead, the newer works will likely focus on small teams of superheroes banding together to fight for justice. Part of this shift will also mean introducing new characters as older Avengers pass the torch to the next generation. It appears that the MCU has already planned for replacements for all six of the original Avengers. 

Kate Bishop is set to become Hawkeye’s replacement

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As the MCU moves into this newest Phase, it looks like Kate Bishop is poised to replace Hawkeye, as ScreenRant suggests. When Hawkeye’s entire family was wiped out with Thanos’ snap, the tragedy was palpable. Fans think that Disney+ series featuring Hawkeye will likely focus on a proxy family, and a major part of the plot is suspected to revolve around his relationship with his protégé: Kate Bishop.

Kate Bishop is a socialite, and we know that she eventually becomes a crucial component of the younger lineup of Avengers. While several of Disney’s projects have been delayed, it appears that the Hawkeye-centered series is underway, so fans will likely get a closer look at this dynamic and the actor tapped to play Kate Bishop soon. Jeremy Renner, who portrays Hawkeye, had this to say about his character working with Kate Bishop: “What I get to do in the show ultimately is shepherd an amazing character, ultimately a better version of me.” 

Kate Bishop’s costume has fans calling foul 

It’s not clear yet just who will portray Kate Bishop — reportedly, the top choice of Hailee Steinfeld backed out among other projects. Without crucial details to fill in the blanks, fans are turning to the little tidbits of information they can get about the character. That includes concept art for Kate Bishop’s costume. Fans took to a Reddit thread to respond to the art, which features a banged up and smiling Kate Bishop leaning against a wall. She wears a skintight purple suit and carries a bow. 

Fans were quick to point out the impracticality of her costume, which has cut-outs on the shoulders and along the sides. One fan asked the obvious question, “why are there random exposed skin holes on her sides and shoulders? That’s gonna chafe, plus it seems like a great way to get sunburn. Very silly.” Others admitted the design was impractical but also noted that it was an improvement over an earlier version that had the holes on the hero’s hips: “I’ve always hated the hip and shoulder holes in Kate’s costume, so I like how he used them here.”