Jeremy Renner Clears Up Those Hawkeye & Avengers Rumors
Over the holiday break last week, we ran an article reporting that Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner was in the running for the role of Hawkeye in Marvel's Thor and Avengers movies. This all spawned from Renner saying that Marvel was talking to him and that "Hawkeye could be interesting." Renner gave a new update to SuperHeroHype explaining that he hasn't heard anything in three weeks (since the last update) and that Marvel may wait to cast anyone until they find a director for The Avengers first. So he's not officially cast as Hawkeye yet, but the character is in the movie, which is at least good to know. Read on for more quotes.
"The last I knew is that they still have to find their director for 'The Avengers,' that's where he's really going to show up. They were just talking, 'Like maybe we should consider maybe hiring Hawkeye now' but there's no director on 'Avengers' so they don't really want to force-feed the director, 'Here's the whole cast.' It's a big role so they didn't want to do that to the director, so I think they might wait. I know they're interested, I'm interested, so we'll see if it works out."
I'm interested as well, as are most fans. He also told SHH that he loves how Marvel made Iron Man much more realistic and "plausible" and hopes that they'll do the same with Hawkeye. Renner also gave away some details about how Hawkeye will look on the big screen, even if he doesn't get the job. Here's what he said:
"Yeah, but it's going to be modernized, it's not going to be the guy with the big purple (mask), it's not going to be a guy in tights. It's going to be a guy in sunglasses and a vest. He's going to be more modernized and I'm gonna say 'a cooler-looking version' and not the big weird costume he had on. I don't think they're going that route."
Sunglasses and a vest? Sounds like some kind of even cheesier version of Cyclops from X-Men. Although that description doesn't really sound that great, I've still got faith in Marvel. And I'd be more than happy to see Renner get the job, but who knows who the director of The Avengers will want. In fact, that's something else to point out - I'm amazed that they still haven't found a director yet. It seems to be one if the biggest things holding the project back at this point. We know that Favreau won't be able do it (although they could be waiting for him) but maybe there just isn't anyone who is up for this job. What do you guys think?