Jeremy Renner Talks About Hawkeye And The Avengers Movie

Posted by G-Man (37640 posts) - - Show Bio
Last Thursday it came up that Hawkeye might have a cameo in the Thor movie and work as part of the set up for The Avengers.  Actor Jeremy Renner had mentioned that Marvel was considering him for a role and thought that "Hawkeye could be interesting."
 
Renner spoke with SuperHeroHype and cleared up a few things.  Renner said that he wasn't officially cast as Hawkeye but the character will be in the movie.  Apparently they are going to wait until a director is attached to The Avengers before casting anyone.  If that is the case, what will it mean for Hawkeye's possible cameo in Thor?  The cameo shouldn't take long to film and Sam Jackson's Nick Fury cameo in Iron Man was supposedly film last minute to maintain the secrecy.

"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."

What will Hawkeye look like if and when he does show up?  Renner says they're going to "modernize" the character and he won't be "the guy with the big purple mask."  "It's going to be a guy in sunglasses and a vest."  Sounds a little like Green Arrow's portrayal on Smallville.
 
The question remains how 'in the loop' is Renner?  He might be a strong contender but how secure is his possibility?  Does Marvel mind that he's spilling these beans about Hawkeye appearing in The Avengers?  And why hasn't a director been found yet?
 
As much as I love Hawkeye's purple costume, I do agree that it would not work on the big screen.  I just can't picture a dude walking around in a purple suit.  Well, we know Prince can pull it off but that's another story.  I would assume they'd go more of the Ultimate route with their costumes.  That takes away some of the comic book feel but gives a little more credibility.  Guess we'll have to wait until a director for The Avengers is found until we get another update on Hawkeye's chances.
#1 Posted by Catastrophic (312 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope they go for the Ultimate Hawkeye suit but make it a darker shade of purple. It would awesome! Ultimate Hawkeye is badass!

#2 Posted by They Killed Cap! (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome...I was alittle worried about this Thor movie, but I am increasingly excited. Still not sure I like Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury he can over do the simplest of parts and ruin a perfectly good movie. I guess we will see.
#3 Posted by Sovereign Son (1901 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet always been a fan of Clint.
#4 Posted by Blue_Shield (765 posts) - - Show Bio

Jeremy Renner seems to know an awful lot about this, for being someone not yet cast in the part.
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#5 Posted by DeadPool a.k.a Wade Wilson (979 posts) - - Show Bio

Ultimate Hawkeye!

#6 Posted by G-Man (37640 posts) - - Show Bio
@Blue_Shield: That's exactly how I feel.  Unless they really really want him for the role.  But you would think there'd be major confidentiality clauses he'd have to sign.
#7 Posted by Grim (2080 posts) - - Show Bio

i really hope in their attemp yo "modernize" the characters that they dont pull an x-men and eliminate the unique elements of their costumes altogether. it kinda worked in x-men, where most of the costumes have always been team themed, but the avengers, much like the JLA, are a bunch of individuals. I dont want to see them in a standard issue jumpsuit and an A on their chests.
 but i am soooo glad hes not in Thor.

#8 Posted by sora_thekey (8184 posts) - - Show Bio

When the X-men costumes were made each one of them had a colored stripe....
Maybe they can do the same with Hawkeye, a purple stripe along the vest...
 
@G-Man said:

" @Blue_Shield: That's exactly how I feel.  Unless they really really want him for the role.  But you would think there'd be major confidentiality clauses he'd have to sign. "

Maybe there were nothing to sing since he wasn't cast!
#9 Posted by goldenkey (2927 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope it's the ultimate hawkeye.  I'd like to see the one being used right now with the face mask, but it'll from the vol. 1 & 2 and that's okay.

#10 Posted by crazed_h3ro (1000 posts) - - Show Bio

Hope it is the Ultimate outfit it's just too awesome
#11 Posted by Nyogtha (353 posts) - - Show Bio
@They Killed Cap!:  In the Comicon trailer, the short amount you see him he seems good. I agree with the Ultimate Hawkeye thing, or maybe something along the lines of how Agent Zero looks now.
#12 Posted by King Quisling (1980 posts) - - Show Bio

Lame.... Like crazy lame. Hey isn't that the guy who played Jeffery Dahmer?!  :P Now when I see him as Hawkeye I'm only going to be able to picture him raping guys and pouring acid in their brains. 

#13 Posted by Thunder God (239 posts) - - Show Bio
@Catastrophic:
Yeah butmake the costme black with like purple gloves and get rid of the bullseye on his head that might make non-comic people think he's Bullseye from DareDevil.
#14 Posted by Kid_Zombie (824 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope he gets the part, I think hes a great actor and fits the role perfectly!  Ya the ultimate look is the way to go for sure.  
 
But this article opens up a new question, who should Direct AVENGERS!!?? Jon Fav said he will not be doing it, but he is an  executive producer on the movie. My suggestion is JJ ABRAMS!! He is a huge hit director and has lots of experience in large casts and i can see him being able to pull off a Avengers movie without breaking a sweat.

#15 Posted by sfizzle (66 posts) - - Show Bio

Renner would be great as hawkeye. and as for the costume, they should take notes from the recent ultimate look, its purple, badass, and no skirt.

#16 Posted by drawme (423 posts) - - Show Bio

Agree with you: Ultimate costume.

#17 Posted by Whiplash (79 posts) - - Show Bio
@King Quisling:
He's also the guy from S.W.A.T and 28 weeks later though and he was pretty badass in both of those movies...I think it's a really good job of casting if he does end up being Hawkeye...
#18 Posted by Ikkybooger (69 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish they would stop stripping characters of their costumes in these Super-hero movies. I'm all for updating them a little but to remove it completely is just a let down and boring. Hawkeye in sunglasses and a vest is just a guy with good aim. Give him his real costume back and do the character justice. It's not hard. Just tone down the purple until it's almost black and make his mask have a metallic look. I think that'd look pretty sweet.  
This is the same way I felt when I saw Bullseye without his costume or any variant of it. Seriously...a let down. I think people need to remember these are based on comic books, not James Bond or Die Hard. The costumes are what makes it fun. 
 
And I'm still waiting for Wolverine to put his mask on in the movies...

#19 Posted by Aerik (68 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sick of these Motherf---ing Avengers on this Motherf---ing quinjet!

#20 Posted by Moomin123 (2205 posts) - - Show Bio

Hawkeye might be okay. I don't know much about him so I can't really say for sure...
#21 Posted by Bruce Vain (1869 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey Joker walked around in a purple suit and it worked out fine (twice) so I DO want to see him in his purple uniform, It may not have to look like his 616 universe but it can certainly look like his Ultimate suit. 
 
I really do hope he gets to play him . I've always liked Renner since National Lampoon's Senior Trip ha ha..... I just don't want to get too excited like I did with Emily Blunt and her not ending up not getting the part. 
 
  
  
#22 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7949 posts) - - Show Bio

Sam Jackson im ok with but if i wanted to see an 'ultimate' movie (which i wouldnt) id go see that, just give the proper costume a once over and have the character in 616 glory 

#23 Posted by reaper2923 (2778 posts) - - Show Bio

What's wrong with this? 

 
#24 Posted by MysterioMaximus (931 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't really know much about Ultimate Hawkeye, but I see the one picture included in this article...and he's using a gun. So that begs me to ask the inevitable question; Does Ultimate Hawkeye use a bow? I understand that perhaps a bow and arrow isn’t especially practical in this day and age, but he’s not just anyone with the bow either. So I’d argue that if he’s not using his trademark bow and arrow…it’s just not Hawkeye. Am I right? I mean, they wouldn’t just get rid of it…would they? That’s like having Wolverine without claws, Doc Ock without tenticles…    

#25 Posted by Meteorite (3351 posts) - - Show Bio

Urgh, I hate the Ultimate version of Hawkeye's costume. His classic purple one is much better. Couldn't they just change the colour scheme?

#26 Posted by Man of Lengend (1001 posts) - - Show Bio

sounds crazy but i liked the u,timate version of hawkeyes costume the best could they do that one haha
#27 Posted by brc2000 (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

No Ultimates, please. I don't want to see Hawkeye using guns. The Ultimate costume looks like something from G.I. Joe anyway. No thanks.

#28 Posted by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio

hope to god they use ultimate hawkeye's look, but use 616's personality

#29 Posted by HaloKing343 (1252 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the purple. He looks best in Ultimates.

#30 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio
@reaper2923 said:
"What's wrong with this? 

 
"

Uh..... hawkeye uses arrows? Just a guess. Oh, and that costume looks badass. THAT should be the costume in the movies.
#31 Posted by crazywolf (653 posts) - - Show Bio

At the very least Hawkeye should have a crossbow or some type of bow and arrow weapon. The uniform should be a variation of either the 616 version just tone down the purple or use the Ultimate version mixed in with the 616 version.

#32 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4873 posts) - - Show Bio

He Make a GREAT ULTIMATE HAWKEYE... but i think the Arrowheads wont like it... but WHO knows...

#33 Edited by grimreaper1980 (619 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah, it makes sense. who really wants to wear spandex, besides toby and brandon

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