Jeremy Renner is reported to still be in Marvel’s future plans, despite recent rumours to the contrary.
Speculation had been abound that Marvel execs were displeased with comments made by Renner – who played Hawkeye – criticising his role in The Avengers. Renner told Total Film back in August that he wasn’t happy with Hawkeye’s character in the film.
“For 90% of the movie, I’m not the character I signed on to play. It’s kind of a vacancy. [He’s] not even a bad guy, because there’s not really a consciousness to him.”
“To take away who that character is and just have him be this robot, essentially, and have him be this minion for evil that Loki uses… I was limited, you know what I mean? I was a terminator in a way. Fun stunts. But is there any sort of emotional content or thought process? No.”
Those comments have found their way back into the news recently, leading to the claims that Marvel were looking at dropping or recasting Hawkeye for The Avengers 2 in 2015. But a report by Perez Hilton claims otherwise.
“Our sources tell us that the recasting rumours are completely untrue and that he will indeed return to the silver screen as Hawkeye.”
“And, though it had been reported that some comments Jeremy made pissed off the execs over at Marvel, we’re told he’s still ‘very much a part of the Marvel family’.
“Not only that, but it sounds like we can expect to see Renner in the upcoming instalments.”
Marvel have yet to confirm Renner for any of their Phase Two films.