As casting news about the upcoming Thor film continues to heat up there’s a little film called The Avengers we’re all really interested in too. The comic book mega-film will bring together some of the biggest Marvel heroes ever. So, it comes with some excitement to be reporting on potential casting news for The Avengers.
Word is Jeremy Renner, star of war drama The Hurt Locker, may be set to play bow and arrow hero, Hawkeye. When asked about the role, Renner said:
“Hawkeye could be interesting. They’re going to send me some stuff on it, see what it is. But I think they’re pretty awesome, trying to make superhero movies almost plausible and not just some fantasy thing.”
The simple fact that Renner is being sent “stuff” bodes well for his inclusion in the film. Another advantage is that Renner has a cameo in Thor which means he’s already on the Marvel bandwagon. While I can’t imagine Hawkeye having a huge role in The Avengers it’s great to find out Marvel recruiting top talent to fill the hero roster.
The Avengers is set to hit theaters on May 4, 2012.