Jeremy Renner Also Set to Return for 'Captain America: Civil War'
The cast of Captain America: Civil War is going to be so packed, it might as well just be another chapter for all of The Avengers. We already know that Robert Downey Jr. will be facing off with Chris Evans as Iron Man and Captain America butt heads in the most confrontational way yet, and Scarlett Johansson has also been confirmed to return as Black Widow along with Captain America: The Winter Soldier addition Anthony Mackie as Falcon. Plus, Chadwick Boseman will make his first appearance as Black Panther in the film, and Spider-Man is also supposed to show up too. Now we can add yet another Marvel hero as well.
While reporting that Jeremy Renner will star in Denis Villeneuve's new sci-fi film Story of Your Life opposite Amy Adams, THR mentions that before the film heads into production, the actor will be reprising his role as Hawkeye in Captain America: Civil War. This isn't entirely surprising since the sequel will likely deal a lot with the remnants of S.H.I.E.L.D. and how the government is dealing with the corruption of the organization (and probably the major events of The Avengers: Age of Ultron), and both Black Widow and Hawkeye were a key part of that agency. However, the size of his role has yet to be revealed.
Also, for those curious about Villeneuve's Story of Your Life, that project is an adaptation of a short story by Ted Chiang, which is being adapted for the screen by Eric Heisserer (2011's The Thing and 2010's A Nightmare on Elm Street). The story begins when alien crafts land around the world, and an expert linguist (Adams) is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. But in her communication with the aliens, she begins to experience flashbacks that may hold the key to figuring out the true purpose of their visit. Renner has the role of a physics professor paired by the government with the linguist to help communicate with the aliens. Sound good?