Probobably Not True, But Still Cool: Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye?

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According to Harry Knowles over at AICN, someone may or may not have told him that “The Hurt Locker’s” Jeremy Renner has landed the role of Hawkeye in the upcoming Marvel movie “The Avengers”. Knowles himself doesn’t seem entirely sure if he actually heard the news correctly, and admits that this is from a new source, though he claims the source to be “solid”. Still, Knowles himself reiterates that there could be the “possibility for misunderstanding” about how he heard the news, which is odd that he would report it anyway, but hey, them’s the new rules of Interwebs reporting.

There’s really no reason why this shouldn’t happen. Renner, post-”The Hurt Locker”, is a wanted man, and he’s already expressed a desire to play Hawkeye in a Marvel movie in the past. Then again, Marvel may indeed want Renner, but his price tag might have gone up and as we all know, Marvel is kinda tight with the purse strings. Okay, they’re downright cheap. Terrence Howard can tell you all about it if you ask him.

So, Renner as Hawkeye? It would be aces if it happened. But definitely the Ultimates Hawkeye that first showed up in “The Ultimates” via Mark Millar, and not the ridiculous character that Jeph Loeb turned him into later on in the series. Dear God, how unreadable was Loeb’s “Ultimates 3″ series? I still get nightmares thinking about its awfulness.

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

    They aren't THAT cheap. I mean they signed Sam for a 9 picture deal. Maybe they just didn't like Howard as Rhodes on top of not wanting to pay his (in my opinion) inflated price tag. I mean he isn't the main character why should he get paid more than RDJ, or Gwenyth Paltrow.

    That said I'd love Renner as Hawkeye, and if not him then Jensen Ackles (yup I'm gonna keep saying it). Also is it me or does hawkeye look like Kevin Costner in that pic. I wouldn't be surprised if Bryan Hitch was looking at a pic from Robin Hood: Prince of Theives” when he drew it.

  • ErickKwon

    I can't think of a better image from the comic books to sell me or anyone else on Renner=Hawkeye. There's definitely something his screen presence that would help to ground a movie about green giants, thunder gods, armored billionaires, and a semi-immortal WW II vet

  • ulik

    Whattup Depool, you are totally correct dude. Marvel Studios is still a baby. They haven't been around as an actual studio as long as Fox,MGM etc. So they can't be shelling out all kinds of money just yet plus they still have to pay back that loan from the bank they borrowed money from to start their own studio. I agree Renner is just a solid, grounded, and realistic type of guy, something that The Avengers would need(as a S.H.I.E.L.D agent first). Renner's acting performance would go high and above his non-superpowered abilites but I'm sure him in action will kick ass too.

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

    Yeah I definitely think they should go the Ultimates (and IM2) route and introduce him as a S.H.E.I.L.D. agent that's working with the group. It'd make sense to have Widow back as well I think, but if not then agent Bobbi Morse aka Mockingbird would fill the void. I just think they'd be an easier fit for the first movie than Hank and Jan as thats adding more effects to the budget as well. I definitely think Hank and Jan should appear just not in their heroic guises. But Renner as Hawkeye would be so sweet. And how come no one else sees the resembelance to Kevin COstner in that Hawkeye pic? LoL. I know i'm not crazy…well completely crazy.

  • ulik

    No that is mos def Kevin Costner just toned down. The resemblance is tooooo much of a coincedence.

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

    Okay good cause I thought for a min I was losing it. LoL.

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

    Okay good cause I thought for a min I was losing it. LoL.