SuperhHeroHype had the chance to speak with Jeremy Renner at the Independent Film Gotham Awards where "The Hurt Locker," for which he starred in, took home some well-deserved awards.
Renner of course made headlines a few days ago when Empire put up an interview with him where they discussed his interest and Marvel’s interest in having him play the character of Hawkeye.
Renner cleared up the current status of his involvement by revealing that Marvel was interested in casting that character but since they’ve yet to select a director to helm the "Avengers" movie, they’ll wait until they do and see what that person wants for his/her cast.
“They sold me on the idea, too, because I love the idea that Hawkeye’s really not a superhero… He’s just a man with a high skill set, so I can relate to (that). The Marvel guys are great for how they made Iron Man to be, ‘Oh, that’s actually plausible’ so I bought it and I love that. They’re really, really smart guys and I’d love to work for ‘em, and we’ll see if it works out.”
Renner also gave away some details to SHH about how Hawkeye will look on the big screen, even if he doesn't get the job.
“Yeah, but it’s going to be modernized, it’s not going to be the guy with the big purple (mask), it’s not going to be a guy in tights. It’s going to be a guy in sunglasses and a vest. He’s going to be more modernized and I’m gonna say, ‘A cooler-looking version’ and not the big weird costume he had on. I don’t think they’re going that route.”
To me this sounds like the version of Hawkeye presented in the Ultimate Marvel universe. With Hawkeye’s connections and intertwining history with Black Widow, Nick Fury and Iron Man in BOTH the standard and Ultimate Marvel universes, Hawkeye is a perfect character to have play an important part in "The Avengers."
Would you like to see Jeremy Renner play Hawkeye in "The Avengers"? What do you think of him having the Ultimate Marvek costume instead of his traditional purple outfit?
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Screen Rant, First Showing