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As you may have read yesterday, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye will not only be bringing his bow and arrow to Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers” when the superheroes team up in 2012, but he’ll also be making an extended cameo in Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming “Thor” in a few months. (You can check out details of that “Thor” appearance here.) But what will he look like when she shows up to take a bead on Thor?
While still over at CinemaCon, SHH sat through the Disney presentation, who made a big deal about handling “The Avengers”, and introduced everyone to their first look at Hawkeye’s costume. In short, it looks like they’re going with the Ultimate Hawkeye version:
Basically, Hawkeye’s costume is going to be very similar to the Ultimates version of the character… In the concept art, we see Renner wearing similar dark glasses and a leather outfit with a matching over-the-shoulder leather quill for his arrows, only the movie version of Hawkeye has the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo emblazoned on it to show his government allegiances. His precision bow is much like the one used by archers who do it for sports and hunting, which again, is also much like the Ultimates Hawkeye has in the picture to the left.
For those not in the know, they’re basically talking about the Hawkeye shown in the pic above, left, and not the familiar purple, more comic book-y look. Hey, as long as they don’t give him some guns like in the later “Ultimates” series, I’m cool with it.
SHH also confirms that the Hulk will be more hero than villain in “The Avengers”, and this is coming straight from Mark Ruffalo himself. So without the Hulk to bring the superteam together to fight, who would the enemy be? Um, I’m guessing they’ll be green, too, but not exactly pumped full of gamma radiation…