Earlier this week The Illuminerdi ran a story about a casting grid of Marvel casting an Eastern European character between the ages of 20 and 30. Many people assumed this would be for Clown, a character who played a major role in Matt Fraction’s run on Hawkeye.
It does appear that casting is for Kazimierz Kazimierczak as the character will be in the Disney+ Hawkeye series, but before anyone wants to rush to audition for the part; it sounds like Marvel already has an actor in mind for the role. I won’t name him here (because it’s not close to being final), but the person they are eyeing lands in the higher end of that casting age range and they’re probably best known for playing a clown. Which would make it pretty funny if they ended up playing another clown in Hawkeye.
In Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye, Clown stabs Clint in his ears with arrows; causing Hawkeye to once again be deaf. Hawkeye was deaf for most of the 80s and 90s prior to being reborn in the Franklinverse during Heroes Reborn. From then until the Fraction run he was able to hear, so Clown restored him to the version of the character a lot of people were familiar with. There have been rumors that the casting of Echo in Hawkeye would mean they’re telling a version of the story where Clint loses his hearing, and including Clown would support that.