Jeremy Renner Talks Avengers, No Purple Costume

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In an interview with the boys at MTV while out promoting his crime film “The Town”, Jeremy Renner talked about his upcoming appearance in Joss whedon’s “The Avengers” as Hawkeye. Specifically, his relationship with Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, and Clint Barton’s choice of wardrobe in the 2012 feature.

On the character’s classic purple-themed costume (left):

I think it’s going to be a little more reality-based. You can kind of tell with Scarlett [Johansson]‘s character [in 'Iron Man 2'], it’s going to be more of a uniform . . . and not a big purple, comics sort of thing. That’s why I think it’s more palatable to audiences — there’s almost a sense of reality to these superheroes. That’s what makes it interesting to me, anyway.

On Hawkeye’s relationship with Johansson’s Black Widow:

We will [have a relationship], I think, in this one as well. We’re kind of a team, and what that relationship is, is still to be discovered.

It definitely sounds like Renner’s Hawkeye will be patterned more after the Ultimates version and not the classic comic book look. Of course, given what happened with the Black Widow in the Ultimates universe, Hawkeye may want to watch his back around his fellow SHIELD partner. Just sayin’.

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  • Vampelle

    u suck!!!! this is not a reality show or drama. THIS IS COMIC BASED MOVIE. STOP RUINING IT.
    if not interested he shouldnt be in it

    • gUY

      Dude its the movie universe, they can do whatever the fuck they want, it doesnt have to be exactly according to the comics

  • Ironfist fan# rogernator5000

    Wow firstly no wasp or giantman, well not 100% sure, they needc to be in it, then they make hawkeye’s costume, how can I say this… NOT hawkeye’s costume

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Calm down guys. they’ll probably have it look like Clint’s first Ultimates uniform, and maybe make it black with purple highlights. Wolverine’s mask was dropped from the X-Men films cause it was too gard to make it look good, and seeing as Hawkeye has almost the same mask I understand the change. Also Hawkeye and Widow together as a team is straight out of Ultimates before Widow turns on the team, and kills Clint’s family.

    As for Hank and Jan they may cameo as S.H.E.I.L.D. scientists as they did in Ultimates and then show up in a sequel as their hero selves. Hell they could even hero up by the end of the film for the big climactic battle. I still say Ultron is the way to go for the film for a villain. Start with Hulk rampaging and have the team go on their first mission then go into Ultron.

    • Juggernaut

      They should definatelytake on Hulk in some capacity. I think that the main villain will be The Destroyer from Thor.

  • ULIK

    Hawkeye’s whole uniform should be a tactical black/covert ops uniform based on a realistic combination of his 616 and Ultimates #9 uniform. He should have incredibly trained “peak human”vision. The shades he wears need to be shaped “slightly” similar to his 616 mask and the shades also need to be tactically/technically functional with “uber-binocular” vision,night vision,infrared vision,heat vision(but with a cool look). As far as weapons,Hawkeye needs to have his trademark long bow(esp. for long distance attacks),a crossbow(esp.for short distance).the long bow should be able to convert or have a sword hidden inside because Hawkeye’s other mentor “Swordsman” also trained Hawkeye in swordsmanship and knives. Hawkeye’s crossbow should have a bullet chamber in it “just in case”. Hawkeye should have an array of throwing projectiles and knives and being extremely proficient with them. Lastly,just for fun,they should show a flashback scene either in The Avengers or Hawkeye’s own film of when Hawkeye wearing his ORIGINAL purple 616 version of his costume while performing in the circus as young kid or pre-teen.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Nice!!! Very well thought out. Dunno bout the sunglasssess resembling the mask (it’d look like some 50/60′s shades) but definitely agree with everything else. Even the flashback.

  • ULIK

    Hawkeye’s whole uniform should be a tactical black/covert ops uniform based on a realistic combination of his 616 and Ultimates #9 uniform. He should have incredibly trained “peak human”vision. The shades he wears need to be shaped “slightly” similar to his 616 mask and the shades also need to be tactically/technically functional with “uber-binocular” vision,night vision,infrared vision,heat vision(but with a cool look). As far as weapons,Hawkeye needs to have his trademark long bow(esp. for long distance attacks),a crossbow(esp.for short distance).the long bow should be able to convert or have a sword hidden inside because Hawkeye’s other mentor “Swordsman” also trained Hawkeye in swordsmanship and knives. Hawkeye’s crossbow should have a bullet chamber in it “just in case”. Hawkeye should have an array of throwing projectiles and knives and being extremely proficient with them. Lastly,just for fun,they should show a flashback scene either in The Avengers or Hawkeye’s own film of when Hawkeye wearing his ORIGINAL purple 616 version of his costume while performing in the circus as young kid or pre-teen.

  • ULIK

    Hawkeye’s whole uniform should be a tactical black/covert ops uniform based on a realistic combination of his 616 and Ultimates #9 uniform. He should have incredibly trained “peak human”vision. The shades he wears need to be shaped “slightly” similar to his 616 mask and the shades also need to be tactically/technically functional with “uber-binocular” vision,night vision,infrared vision,heat vision(but with a cool look). As far as weapons,Hawkeye needs to have his trademark long bow(esp. for long distance attacks),a crossbow(esp.for short distance).the long bow should be able to convert or have a sword hidden inside because Hawkeye’s other mentor “Swordsman” also trained Hawkeye in swordsmanship and knives. Hawkeye’s crossbow should have a bullet chamber in it “just in case”. Hawkeye should have an array of throwing projectiles and knives and being extremely proficient with them. Lastly,just for fun,they should show a flashback scene either in The Avengers or Hawkeye’s own film of when Hawkeye wearing his ORIGINAL purple 616 version of his costume while performing in the circus as young kid or pre-teen.

  • Robertthorton100

    fucking ridiculous “it’s not that comic book sort of thing…” WTF? last time i checked thisis a comic book movie for fucks sake. these directors should stop pussying out and put a mask on the superhero, i mean really if you were a superhero than why would you want to show your true identity? especially if you have villians chasing you 24/7. i’ll probably pass and wait for xmen first class 2, at least they were relitively true to the COMIC-BOOKS they were BASED on!

    • Mick B

      Seriously.. Marvel can design great characters for the big screen without discarding the decades-worth of striking, colorful costume designs. Zak Snyder did it with Watchmen, Marvel should too!