Jeremy Renner (28 weeks later, The Hurt Locker, Dahmer, S.W.A.T.) is rumored to be cast as Hawkeye for the Avengers Movie, with an extra cameo role in Thor movie.
Jeremy Renner says he has been talking with Marvel about playing the character of Hawkeye in Kenneth Branagh’s Thor.
Hawkeye could be interesting. They’re going to send me some stuff on it, see what it is. But I think they’re pretty awesome, trying to make superhero movies almost plausible and not just some fantasy thing.
– Jeremy Renner
Word is that Hawkeye will appear in Thor and later join The Avengers in that movie as well. Sounds like Marvel is trying to introduce more characters that will be part of that bigger Avengers team later on.
As for Renner, if you’ve seen The Hurt Locker, you know he’s a fantastic actor.
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Hawkeye (Clint Barton), also known as Ronin and Goliath, is a fictional character that appears in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Tales of Suspense #57 (Sept. 1964) and was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Don Heck.
Hawkeye meets the Black Widow, a spy for the Soviet Union, whom he falls in love with. She tricks him into helping her to steal technology developed by Tony Stark, Iron Man’s alter ego. After several battles with Iron Man — who defeats the pair on every occasion — the Black Widow is injured and Hawkeye flees with her, deciding to go “straight” from then on. Hawkeye later “applies” for membership in the superhero team the Avengers.
Abilities: Grandmaster archer (uses variety of trick arrows). Skilled martial artist and gymnast.
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