Rumor alert: Hawkeye could be recast in Avengers 2


Nooooooo! Say it isn’t so!

Rumors have surfaced that Jeremy Renner may not come back to the Marvel franchise. He was not mentioned in Marvel’s Phase 2 by Marvel president Kevin Feige or Avengers 2 director Joss Whedon. Also, his character is not in Captain America: Winter Soldier (both Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L Jackson are) or Thor: The Dark World (his character was previously in the first Thor movie).

Renner had previously stated his discontent for his role in the Avengers. He told previously told Total Film,

For 90 percent 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.

Not to mention this moment on SNL.

Due to Renner’s disappointment with his role in the first film, Marvel may recast the role of Hawkeye and if they do, new Hawkeye may have a spot on the new ABC show, S.H.I.E.L.D. Also, with the introduction of new superheros to join the Avengers, they may not need a marksman on their team.

Nothing has been confirmed. I’m hoping this is NOT true. I’ll report when I get confirmation.

Avengers 2 open in theaters in 2015.

Source: CBM

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