The Hollywood Reporter. They say Renner would play Hawkeye, a villain turned Avenger, alongside heroes like Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).Jeremy Renner is close to signing on to Marvel’s Joss Whedon-directed The Avengers movie, according to
A comic-book flick might seem like a big jump from The Hurt Locker, the drama that introduced Renner to a wider audience last year. Is it really, though? Hurt Locker showed that Renner can play a complicated character facing the threat of violence around every corner. If one of Marvel’s band of superheroes reminded viewers of a guy from the bomb squad in Iraq, that might actually be a pretty good fit. What do you think? Is Renner a good fit for The Avengers?