The last time we saw Jeremy Renner‘s Hawkeye, he seemed content to step away from the life of saving the world and instead spending time with his secret family. Based off this ending in Avengers: Age of Ultron, it seemed possible that we may not see Hawkeye for some time, possibly even until Avengers: Infinity War.
Renner has since been confirmed to appear in Captain America: Civil War, but many questioned just how large a role he could have and what would bring him back to the world of superheroes. We don’t know why he has decided to come back or even whose side he will be on, but Renner recently spoke about his role with ScreenRant.
Yeah, yeah. It’s more active. A lot of fun stuff happening in that one. I can’t speak too much for it. They’re still filming that sucker right now. But yeah, there’s a lot of stuff happening in that one physically for me anyway. Then who knows in the future? I don’t know what’s going to happen.
Plenty of people thought that Hawkeye would bite the dust in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but now that he is still alive and well, everyone wants to know just how long Hawkeye will be around. Thanks to the lengthy Marvel contracts, they’ll have to eventually start killing off or recasting characters. That will likely start as Phase 3 comes to a close with the two part phenomenon Avengers: Infinity War. Does Renner think he’ll be around after that? Here is what he said,
It’s always great to know that you are going have a job next year or something. That’s a fantastic blessing for any actor. It’s nice to be able to continue things and characters that you’ve kind of grown with. But it’s always great to have new faces come in. They’re not big on replacing people and characters so much, which I think is smart, because there’s so many different characters. I think there’s going to be a lot of new faces coming up in that world. I’m happy just to be a part of that big universe.
Renner is already apart of two other major franchises with the Bourne and Mission: Impossible franchises so he will be a busy guy for the next few years. The Marvel franchise does not require Renner in a leading man role, yet, but that could be a possibility if he decides to stay on for Phase 4. Would you like to see a Hawkeye led film?
Captain America: Civil War is set to hit theaters May 6, 2016.
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 hits theaters May 4, 2018 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 hits theaters May 3, 2019.