The Jeremy Renner Hype Machine rolls on! In the past the Hurt Locker actor has attached himself to major geek roles like Mad Max and Haweye in The Avengers, and now he’s got us all a quiver about a possible Hawkeye cameo in Thor. MTV Movie Blog should get this guy on their payroll!
Talking to Movieline, Renner says that he’s not playing Hawkeye after all, but that we may yet see the Bowman in a Marvel movie.
That was just one of those things that got blown way out of proportion. It was an idea. Those Marvel guys, I’m a big fan of them. They’re so smart about how they want to do these things — they have Captain America, and Thor coming around, Iron Man 2, and then I happen to know Zak Penn, who’s writing The Avengers. So they thought Hawkeye is an interesting role, and asked me if I knew anything about him. I said no, so they gave me their sort of spiel on what he was, and I thought that it was kind of interesting. The only reason it came out this early, because Avengers is two years away, is that they’re thinking OK, we may throw him in Thor, we may not, as a cameo. You know what I mean? So there’s truth that we talked about it, but there’s no truth to me doing it.
So is there truth to Hawkeye being in Thor? Renner response is pretty confusing on the subject – is Hawkeye not in Thor or is Renner just not being Hawkeye? What do you think? Going over this conundrum can help ease the cruel hours of New Years for those without plans.