Fans have been begging for a Black Widow film for some time. While Scarlet Johansson has been in the MCU since 2010’s Iron Man 2, she has never featured in her own movie. With Marvel making solo character films with female leads (Captain Marvel is the first), there is now even more pressure for such a movie and Kevin Feige has admitted that it’s on his mind. Now, Jeremy Renner is talking about wanting to get in on the action.
I always thought it would make sense early on to do a Hawkeye/Widow movie because they’re quite similar – they don’t have powers, have high skill sets, and have history together, but I don’t think there are any discussions about that happening…I’d love to do it though.
This idea makes a ton of sense. From Avengers, viewers know that Hawkeye and Black Widow have a long history together in their days as spies. A flashback to their first encounter could be a lot of fun or a movie with them on the run as non-signers of the Sokovia Accords. However, it might be set up, watching the two non-powered Avengers engage in the world of espionage sounds like a great way to spend a couple hours.
Renner seems to love his time with the bow and quiver. He’s also talked in the past about possibly doing a Netflix show. One of the more fun aspects of the MCU is that actors legitimately love playing their characters. Rarely do you hear about an actor wanting to get out of their contracts or to be finished with their comic movie role.
That doesn’t mean that all is rosy in Marvel world. While he loves the character Renner also gets fatigued of the long shoots overseas. He’s happy that Infinity War is being filmed in Atlanta.
We’ve shot in London but it’s hard for all of us to be away from our families so we’re doing the next two back-to-back in Atlanta.
“Next two” suggests that whatever happens in Infinity War, Hawkeye will still be standing by the time Avengers 4 makes it to screens a year later. How an archer meaningfully fights a villain like Thanos will be an interesting plot to follow as these movies progress.
Are you excited about Hawkeye’s return? Where do you think he and the other fugitive Avengers will be up to the next time we see them? Would you watch a Black Widow and Hawkeye team up movie? Share your thoughts in the comments below.