At this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Paramount Pictures’ presentation consisted of 20 minutes of new footage from both of Marvel’s much-anticipated Captain America & Thor movies. Notably, in Thor’s presentation, it apparently featured actual footage of Jeremy Renner portraying ‘Hawkeye’ in action.
The scene featured Renner as Hawkeye, working with the infamous Agent Coulson, played as he was in the Iron Man movies, by Clark Gregg. The scene features Hawkeye using his famous bow and arrow and he has multiple lines, so while we’re talking about something a little more than a momentary cameo, there’s no way to know if his involvement will go any further than that one scene.
With this, those who’ve read the script, thinking they know it all, are in for a big surprise. Anyhow, while Renner is clearly set to appear in THOR on May 6, he’ll be assembling with The Avengers next year!
Skitch Commentary: Hawkeye is one of my favorite characters, and I think Jeremy Renner is gonna do great in the role. It seems like he won’t be in costume, but that’s all right. I never really thought the costume fit the character anyway.
I just hope that in Avengers he gets a good scene disagreeing loudly with Captain America. Bonus points if Cap gets to slug him!
The Avengers, directed an co-written by Joss Whedon (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly fame), will arrive in theaters on May 4, 2012.
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