Jeremy Renner Hopeful Of More ‘Hawkeye’ Opportunities In THE AVENGERS Sequel

Although the Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters actor may have yet to meet with The Avengers director Joss Whedon, Jeremy Renner hopes the 2015 sequel will provide more opportunities for Hawkeye.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 1/7/2013
Considering the Master archer was under Loki's unwitting control for the majority of The Avengers assembly, Clint Barton AKA Hawkeye actor Jeremy Renner had expressed disappointment he seemingly got the short end of the stick. With the sequel slated for 2015, it's no surprise Renner recently told MTV News he's sure Joss Whedon will provide more opportunities for the character.



“It's what he was able to do with the first one,” Renner told MTV News. “Now, there's more opportunities to explore the characters a little more, I think, for everybody. I think that's exciting.” But Renner won't be lining up to give Whedon any pointers or suggestions for where to take Clint Barton next. “I'd screw things all up,” he said, adding that his process goes a little something like this: “We meet in the middle and we play kick the can.”




Marvel Studios already describes their highly-anticipated sequel to the No. 3 highest grossing film of all time, “Marvel's The Avengers,” as another “big cinematic event.” And expected to feature the reassembly of iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow & Nick Fury taking on a new unexpected enemy, new additions to the superhero team up of a lifetime are possible.

Expecting reprisals from Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” sequel is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. And set for release May 1, 2015, the film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. In addition to the sequel, Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; “Thor: The Dark World ” on November 8, 2013; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; and “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014; and “Ant-Man” on November 6, 2015!

Source: MTV News
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nuclearpriest - 1/7/2013, 1:45 PM
I would love it if Joss Whedon told Renner that he would get more screen time if he put on the purple costume.
Dragonpiece - 1/7/2013, 1:59 PM
Wish they would just give him a role in Cap 2, he'd be great in it!
YesOffence - 1/7/2013, 2:06 PM
The latest Hawkeye comic has been incredible and a huge hit, no doubt they'll do something. Although the problem with that is the Hawkeye comic is great because of its wit and humour. And Renner can't do comedy to save his life. Anyone see his SNL "performance"?
jimpinto24 - 1/7/2013, 2:08 PM
I hope Joss Whedon does give the Hawkeye character more screen time in The Avengers 2.
DukeAcureds - 1/7/2013, 2:10 PM
If they could bring him more in line with the suicidal, nihilistic, duty-bound badass in the Ultimates, it would be a lot more interesting.
A kidnaping and torturing plot thread could help. And a dead family, obviously.
avengers72 - 1/7/2013, 2:11 PM
We need more of the hawkeye we saw in EMH. Renner was the perfect casting for the character but we need to see more! Hope we see him in ca:tws.
xybernick - 1/7/2013, 2:16 PM
Let's see him in SHIELD!
aztecRaingod - 1/7/2013, 2:19 PM
He did a terrific job playing a special agent in the Avengers movie, but I think hawkeye is supposed to be much more of s smartass though.
BlackFlash - 1/7/2013, 2:19 PM
@avengers72 - didn't they say the reason they didn't go with that Hawkeye was because of RDJ/Tony Stark, all those cool/sarcastic remarks that Hawkeye does is pretty much all for Tony now. Which is a shame because Hawkeye in the comics and EMH is such a good character. I would love it if Hawkeye and Hulk had the same type of relationship they do in EMH.
TheFirstAvenger97 - 1/7/2013, 2:21 PM
He should be apart of The Winter Soldier.
dezdigi - 1/7/2013, 2:22 PM
He was pretty stale in the Avengers. If he's going to remain part of the team, he needs a personality.
DarkGrifter - 1/7/2013, 2:23 PM
Many people, including myself, said The Avengers needed more Hawkeye. Although I'm probably being slightly biased seeing as how he's my favourite Marvel character.
He can be such a badass character given the opportunity.
manofmidgard - 1/7/2013, 2:25 PM
yes! could not agree more! hawkeye needs more screen time, needs more trick arrows (maybe from stark?), more purple on his costume, (maybe his chainmail?) and for the love of god, give hawkeye a mask!

while we are at it, give cap some chain mail, or at least some texture to his armor and fix his dorky helmet!

avengers 2 is gonna rock!

TheAbomination - 1/7/2013, 2:27 PM
Hawkeye should definitely get more screen time in the sequel. Maybe they could dive deeper into his relationship with Natasha.
DeathstrokeRulez469 - 1/7/2013, 2:33 PM
YES,MORE SCREEN TIME FOR HAWKEYE!!!! Hawkeye deserves a lot more screen time,and his character really needs to develop,so he can feel more like an actual member,instead of just a side character like Black Widow. I want to see more Hawkeye!!!!
Temple - 1/7/2013, 2:33 PM
Wasn't he already confirm for captain america: winter soldier, along with fury and widow? Thats a first step.
DCMarvelFreshman - 1/7/2013, 2:38 PM
@Temple Nah, he's actually the only main character from The Avengers, besides Thor, Hulk, Loki and Iron Man, that won't appear in CA:TWS.
ATrueHero1987 - 1/7/2013, 2:53 PM
Wouldn't it be cool if Hawkeye & Hulk had the same kind of interactions from EMH for The Avengers 2?
l0rdleg0las - 1/7/2013, 2:56 PM
I say more Avengers less SHIELD in the sequel. So Hawkeye, Widow, Fury, Hill and any other SHIELD operatives should get smaller parts while the big guns get beefed up roles. My opinion is focus on the heroes who had solo films as they are what drew in the crowds, not second tier supporting characters.
BlueDemon - 1/7/2013, 2:58 PM
They should give him a solo episode in the new Shield series. Renner is a bad ass
MrEko - 1/7/2013, 3:02 PM
I loved Renner in Avengers, i think he did well with the little he was given. I hope Whedon gives him a bit more screen time and tailors him closer to his ultimate incarnation (a snarky fearless fellow):







He is like a mini- batman. Just give him a scene with 20 - 40 bad guys vs Hawkeye in a room full of weapons, let the audience know that leaving him around anything that's pointy or can be thrown is the last mistake you will ever make.
l0rdleg0las - 1/7/2013, 3:03 PM
I say my previous post as a big Hawkeye fan
But sadly in an Avengers movie I want the players with superpowers more than I want an archer and his love interest. Most annoying thing about the Avengers is Hawkeye, Widow, Fury all had bigger parts and more screentime than Thor, whose brother was the villian.
Pharaoh - 1/7/2013, 3:08 PM
I wouldn't count on it after coming out and publically complaining about how your character was portrayed, that's some shit that should of been discussed in house only

expect a smaller role and to be killed off to make room for Giant Man in Avengers 3
superotherside - 1/7/2013, 3:12 PM
I really want the whole Hawkeye doesn't really want Cap to be the leader and wants to go off and do his own thing. You have to remember Hawkeye is a loner in that he is a sniper basically. Besides when he was "evil" in Avengers he mostly had his "own" team and for the most part beat all of the Avengers in his tactics. Besides it might give a way to mention Hawkeye was to lead his own Avengers "on the west coast". :)
Kingdork - 1/7/2013, 3:13 PM
l0rdleg0las - With the events of the first movie it is likely to happen. The Avengers will go solo, apart from any Shield affiliation. There's no reason they would trust Nick Fury again, and they teased the Avengers Tower at the very end. So it's pretty safe to say we're indeed headed into that direction. Hawkeye and Widow's status remain unclear. Maybe they'll be torn between the two or something.
DukeAcureds - 1/7/2013, 3:14 PM
MrEko@ Exactly! I 'd loveto see a scene similar to that in a sequel. To characterize him as a man with nothing to lose, because he's already lost it all. Something like the character Renner played in The Hurt Locker.
Shadow137 - 1/7/2013, 3:16 PM
more hawkeye please! still thought he was awesome in the movie for what he had
Kingdork - 1/7/2013, 3:17 PM
@Pharaoh - No way. Whedon isn't a dick and he acknowledged that issue regarding Renner's role in the commentary. He said it was unfortunate for Renner but it was the only way for the story to work out. He planned to do more Hawkeye and he kept geeking out every time he shot an arrow without looking at his target. He loves the character.
genesis609 - 1/7/2013, 3:33 PM
i dont give a f**k what marvel says, if they can bring caps costume to life, they can bring ANY SUPERHEROS to life, hawkeyes would look bad ass, keep the costume he has make i purple and navy blue and add the mask, whats the big deal.... the day we see wolverine is his costume, the movie will put up the most numbers... who agrees?
AlexRival - 1/7/2013, 3:37 PM
SpoonWielder - 1/7/2013, 3:38 PM
To clarify, I don't think it's more screen time he wants, it was the fact that Renner signed on to play Hawkeye not the evil version of him. That's why he was upset.
JayTopStix - 1/7/2013, 3:42 PM
MAYBE just MAYBE if you put on your Hawkeye Mask.
PapaMidnite - 1/7/2013, 3:51 PM
With all those Antman and Wasp rumors in the sequel, more time on screen for him would be unlikely. Unfortunately. =/
SpideyQuad - 1/7/2013, 3:57 PM
Yeah? Only if you agree to wear purple… Dick head!
RamonSuarez - 1/7/2013, 4:22 PM
The problem with distinguishing Hawkeye in the Avengers is the fact that they've had to readapt his character since RDJ's interpretation of Tony Stark makes him the anti-authoritarian/wiseguy of the group. In the comics, its the other way around with Hawkeye serving as the loose cannon, smart ass and Stark acting the role of the adult.
Shamo - 1/7/2013, 4:34 PM
possibly the best dramatic actor in the film yet he got the least ammount of chances to display his abillity. a true shame.
JohnTom88 - 1/7/2013, 4:57 PM
RamonSuarez, both 616 Stark and Barton now are loose cannon, smart ass.

Stark is a true smart ass because he's simply smarter than anyone in the Avengers room thanks to Robert Downey Jr, Barton is more of a street smart ass and a lot more ass than real smart.

Both are curiously written by Fraction in recent times.
TheIconicMan - 1/7/2013, 5:08 PM
And give him the damn mask!
DrDoom - 1/7/2013, 6:32 PM
He better show up in both Winter Soldier and Avengers 2. I wantz mawr Hawkeye!
MrSundayMovies - 1/7/2013, 7:06 PM
Whedon was talking about having a rotating roster of characters in the Avengers sequels and if anyone was gonna be cut it'd be Hawkeye. And as much as I like Renner I wouldn't be shattered if he wasn't in it.
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