Avengers 2 will have more Hawkeye! Oh my!

Will the real Hawkeye please stand up? NO, not you Zombie Hawkeye! You’re benched – indefinitely. Guess who’s glad to actually be playing Clint Barton this time around in the Avengers 2? Yes, Mr. Jeremy Renner!

We’ve all heard what Mr. Renner had to say about his minimal role in the first Avengers, so this time around he’s going to get to play the character that he finally signed up for. It seemed like only yesterday when he played a furrow-browed automaton killing for our favorite god of mischief, Loki. If you missed it the first time around, here is what he spoke about Hawkeye in the first Avengers movie:

At the end of the day, 90% of the movie, I’m not the character I signed on to play. I’m literally in there for two minutes, and then all of a sudden… All I could really work on was the physical part of it all, because that didn’t change. That was just the biggest challenge to overcome in playing the guy. Also, we’re pretty much introducing a new superhero character to everyone in a movie where there’s a thousand superheroes. So there’s not a lot of back story or understanding we can really tell about who Clint Barton is, or Hawkeye, and is he working for SHIELD or not. There’s a lot of unanswered questions, even for me. And I was OK with that. At least I was still in the movie. And I was glad for that. The closest thing I could really link to was Scarlett [Johansson’s] character, Black Widow, because they have a history. And that definitely plays in the movie, I think. And obviously, you can’t go into too much just because there’s so much story to tell, but you definitely get a sense that they’re connected, and that there’s something really, really important that ties them together. And I could try to summarize it, but it can go a lot of places. That excites me, though, that there’s room for other things.


“Hey Zombie Hawkeye! Take a seat, chump!”

With Renner excited about his larger role in the sequel, we wonder what Joss Whedon will be writing for our favorite bow and arrow wielding badass. Renner also had something to say about Hawkeye in Avengers 2:

It’s very much a global Avengers film. A lot of the movie has to do with their place not just in America, but the world. Part of the fun for me, definitely this time around, is writing Hawkeye. He did get possessed pretty early by a bad guy and had to walk around all scowly for most of the movie so now it’s nice to actually have the character there and see him interact with the other guys.

There you have it! If you’ve been a Hawkeye fan and were disappointed in his role in the first movie, it looks like you’re going to have an explosion of arrows hitting you in the face during Avengers 2! Bring on Ultron, Mr. Whedon, because Hawkeye isn’t backing down from anyone! …unless he gets mind controlled again.


Source: ScreenRant

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