UPDATE: Jeremy Renner in Talks to Play Hawkeye

<FONT COLOR="FF0000">UPDATE:</FONT> Jeremy Renner in Talks to Play Hawkeye

In this month's Empire, the actor said that he is in talks to play Clint Barton in Thor and The Avengers!

Best known for his role in 'The Hurt Locker' the actor has revealed that he's had talks with Marvel about filling the tights of the skilled archer Hawkeye with a possible cameo in 'Thor' leading to a full blown role in 'The Avengers'!

"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."

Though the actor obviously hasnt actually taken the role yet, this news seems to confirm that we will see the character on the big screen within the next few years!

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UPDATE: From Empireonline.com

Empire have released the details of this interview on their website, with a few more quotes from Renner. Turns out he was rumored for the role of Captain America first, and thats the direction the Empire boys went with the questions, Hawkeye was a nice surprise!

“I don’t know if I’d be right for Captain America. I met with the Marvel guys, actually, but we didn’t talk about Captain America. But one of the writers, Zak Penn, we’ve become friends over time and he was thinking maybe Hawkeye could be interesting. He sounds like an interesting character.”

“If I was a betting man, I would bet that Hawkeye would probably show up in Thor, and then be in The Avengers,” he said. “But do I know for sure? I can’t say. But I’d love for that to happen. It’d be fun.”

“No offer has been made,” he confirmed. “I think there’s a little ways from that.”

“I’m just happy to get considered for big franchise roles like that,” he said. “I’m not [doing the] casting. If they see me that way, right on. If they don’t, I’m ok with it.”

Rorschach01..So, still no confirmation for Renner, but I'll take his bet that we will be seeing Hawkeye in some form(I hope!)
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Bamf7 - 11/26/2009, 5:55 AM
WHOA! If this is true this is gonna make a LOT of peeps on this site happy! GREAT find Josh! I'm even more excited about the future of Marvel now...
JoshWilding - 11/26/2009, 5:56 AM
I have to admit that I've never seen the guy act but from what I've read about him I think that this would be a great casting choice for the character (even though I want to see Chris Pine in the role)

The best news here though IMO is the fact he's pretty much confirmed that we'll see Hawkeye in The Avengers!!! I was hoping that we would and the fact that we'll first see him in Thor has gotten me even more excited! :)

Bamf7: Thanks! Unfortunately I cant find a link to this story anywhere online but I went and bought a copy of Empire today (with the Iron Man cover) and couldnt believe the news when I read it! Its on page 125 if you want to look in the magazine without buying it, lol! :D
Bamf7 - 11/26/2009, 5:56 AM
CBM - You gotta mainpage this!
Bamf7 - 11/26/2009, 5:58 AM
Yeah man, I know he's technically not an original Avenger...but he goes far enough back. Changes for a movie to make sense (within REASON) don't bother me like they bother some others.
safecrash - 11/26/2009, 6:05 AM
I was thinking of Jensen Ackles for this role, but I think Renner will do a fine job.
Spilox - 11/26/2009, 6:06 AM
First of all this is great news :D.
But i got one problem, and that problem is that somebody on this site has brainwashed me in only seeing Ackles in that role :P.
JoshWilding - 11/26/2009, 6:11 AM
ThalesNJ & Spilox: Dammit guys, Jensen Ackles is Captain America! :P
LEEE777 - 11/26/2009, 6:21 AM
[frick] THAT NEWS!!!!


Not that kn*B!!!

GEEZUZ, GREAT find though JOSH! ; )

LEEE777 - 11/26/2009, 6:22 AM
Damn its gotta be BS lol, well the casting anyway, i think he just wants the part, if HAWKEYE was in a cameo it wouldnt be in THOR it'll be IRON MAN 2!!

But like ive said, he was ALWAYS gonna be in AVENGERS, even if its a cameo!

But again, i will say .....

"I told you so!!"

Now who's gonna say there will be no HAWKEYE lol!?! ; )

StephenStrange - 11/26/2009, 6:30 AM



ha! wonderful news! I had no idea they were even thinking about having old Clint in it! Hawkeye ROCKS!
LEEE777 - 11/26/2009, 6:31 AM
DARTH @ Why are you surprised about this??? It was a dead cert anyway lol?

StephenStrange - 11/26/2009, 6:31 AM
damnit this is like a Thanksgiving day surprise! Thanks for putting this up Josh!!
JoshWilding - 11/26/2009, 6:32 AM
LEE: How is this guy a "kn*B"!?! Have you even seen him act? I just checked out some clips of him acting and he's actually pretty good! And the magazing definitely said Thor - thats what he must of told them! A cameo in Thor and a starring role in The Avengers!

He also looks the part as this picture I just made shows! :)

StephenStrange - 11/26/2009, 6:33 AM
Welll mr LEEE, good sir..
I guess I just never heard a word about it. A bunch of people said they WANTED Hawkeye in it, but there was never any word that the STUDIO actually wanted to do it.

As far as I know this is the first real bit of news about Hawkeye
JoshWilding - 11/26/2009, 6:34 AM
DarthMulder: Lol, no worries man! I couldnt believe the news myself when I read it! Hawkeye is one of my favourite characters so the news we'll see him in The Avengers is the best I've seen for a long time! :)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all you guys as well!
StephenStrange - 11/26/2009, 6:36 AM
ya LEEE don't assume he's gonna suck teh peen just because he isn't your pick.


Oh wait he already does play that lmao :p
Hawksblueyes - 11/26/2009, 6:37 AM
First off;; Happy Thanksgiving everybody. This news makes my day. Hawkeye is such a screwy character you gotta love him.

Bamf----No, he's not an original character persay, but with the amount of years that the Avengers have been arround he may as well be. I could see any of the first characters up through The Vision being in the first Avengers movie.

Black Panther
Scarlet Witch

Any one of them could work, but Hawkeye is the Avengers wildcard. He's the one that will be the first to deviate from the plan that isn't working, usually with good results.
JoshWilding - 11/26/2009, 6:39 AM
Thanks teabag! I think CBM is the first site to have this story online as well which is awesome! :P

Anyway, now all we need is some Giant Man/Wasp casting news!!!
Hawksblueyes - 11/26/2009, 6:42 AM
Now that I think about it weren't there 3 or 4 other actors named for Thor that they are keeping the roles secret on? Could be we'll get some more surprises.

BTW joshw24---Awsome article!!!! Great Find!!!!
InFamouslyCool - 11/26/2009, 6:43 AM
i could careless about hawkeye but him..? ugh. hope that works out. ahaha..
StephenStrange - 11/26/2009, 6:44 AM
@ Hawkseyeblues And a happy turkey day to YOU mang!

@ Bamf: He doesn't have to be original to be in the this movie. Besides didn't he join up in like Avengers # 16 or something? Hell that's still pretty darn original in my book.

LEEE777 - 11/26/2009, 6:44 AM
Ive been going on for over 6 MONTHS HAWKEYE was gonna have a cameo IN iron man 2 or AVENGERS lol! It was obvious, just like ive been going on about FRESHMANS AVENGERS news (fingers crossed), an i was right about about the SLIVER SURFER spin off too, lol.

Dont get me wrong its fantastic news @ josh, BUT tylers PUT ME OFF THAT GUY FOR LIFE LOL!

ACKLES is born for the role of HAWKEYE!!!

You should really hope he gets the part coz he's got no hope in hell as CAP, he's not CAP material! ; D
Hawksblueyes - 11/26/2009, 6:46 AM
DarthMulder----I believe Hawkeye, The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver joined in issue #14. Thats close enough to an original.

teabag---Thank you sir.
LEEE777 - 11/26/2009, 6:48 AM
HAWKEYE'S got a huge connection to BLACK WIDOW too!
InSpace - 11/26/2009, 6:49 AM
This Dude was in: S.W.A.T.,28 weeks later,Lords of Dogtown,The Hurt Locker,and Assassination of Jesse James.And he "has made a career out of playing charismatic anti-heroes", perfect for Hawkeye. But he's a little too old,he's 38,unless they're going the aging soldier route(like Blonsky in Incredible Hulk).
But now I kinda want Ackles for Hawkeye now(Dammit LEEE!)

Oh and while I was on IMBD they're were a couple people suggesting Renner for Cap.
Hawksblueyes - 11/26/2009, 6:51 AM
LOL-- LEE----He's literaly been connected to The Black Widow. Not sure if it was a huge one.

Thanks tea, my mistake. Wish I had it.
LEEE777 - 11/26/2009, 6:51 AM
InSpace @ YAY lol!! ; D

SHOUT it dude!!!

HAWKS @ Maybe he's got a small one lol!!
StephenStrange - 11/26/2009, 6:54 AM
@ Teabag: I have it too, dude! That's what I thought
Hawksblueyes - 11/26/2009, 6:54 AM
LEEE--- Poor wittle Hawkeye, maybe thats why the Widow dumped him.LMAO
InSpace - 11/26/2009, 6:55 AM
[email protected] It'd be awesome if in IM2 Black Widow is talking on the phone or speaks about her partner Clint Barton and in the end when she leaves you see Clint pick her up or something like that.
InSpace - 11/26/2009, 6:56 AM
[email protected]!


there I said it.
JoshWilding - 11/26/2009, 6:56 AM
WHAT!?! Jensen Ackles is perfect for Captain America!!! :D


Though he would make an awesome Hawkeye...
InSpace - 11/26/2009, 6:59 AM
[email protected],thanks to LEEE I cant make up my mind
LEEE777 - 11/26/2009, 6:59 AM
HAWKS @ Lmao dude!! : D

Inspace @ HELL YEAH lol!!


Lol @ JOSH! ; )
IronClad - 11/26/2009, 7:00 AM
@teabag: tanx! happy tanxgiving to me!!! too bad i gotta work... what do i have to be thankful for??? the (almost) news that there (almost most likely) most definitely will be some Hawkeye in the Avengers--god willing it gets made.

what else do i have to be thankful for??? IronClad is thankful he has a job, two feet, a heartbeat, opposable thumbs and an appreciation for the finer things in life like Texas Pete hot-sauce on sardines in mustard sauce and Club crackers... Giddy Up!!!
StephenStrange - 11/26/2009, 7:02 AM
Ironclad.. Are you a U.S. soldier out in the field?
Shaman - 11/26/2009, 7:04 AM
WOAH!!! That's DAMN GOOD news!!! Hawkeye is Avengers' Wolverine so i'm damn happy about this! And even better yet, i loved Renner from the time he was in "National Lampoon's Senior Trip"!!! The guy's amazing and perfect for Hawkeye :))

This also means that we are a hell of a lot closer to getting JENSEN ACKLES FOR CAPTAIN AMERICA!!!!

IronClad - 11/26/2009, 7:06 AM
Geoff Stults for Captain America, btw!

I say again... Geoff Stults for Captain America!!!
IronClad - 11/26/2009, 7:08 AM
@darthmulder: nope. not in the "field" as of now. i am a U.S. soldier, however; and was in Iraq from Oct 06 to (late) Sept 07. Ramadi to be precise. in the Natty Guard now. why do you ask?
IronClad - 11/26/2009, 7:09 AM
@teabag: AMEN!!!
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