And the Avengers-related cameo rumor of the day is...
That's right, Marvel's archery master and expert sharpshooter is the latest character who will supposedly assist in pollinating that particular superhero movie universe, by meeting ye Mjolnir-holder. Verily.
According to The Wrap, Jeremy Renner will sling some arrows in next summer's THOR as a precursor to the assemblage of THE AVENGERS. The extent of Hawkeye's interactions with the Thunder God are unknown -- their source "declined to elaborate on the context of the character's appearance or when it will occur." So you may be staying through the credits yet again.
Still, unlike that debunked Demi Levato rumor (c'mon, did anyone really believe that?), this seems more likely to happen. After all, Renner himself said this a year ago (before he was even officially involved): "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." (And then he did.)
Curiously, Sam Jackson's eyepatched espionage honcho Nick Fury isn't expected to show up in Kenneth Branagh's THOR, so perhaps Hawkeye and Agent Coulson will be in charge of collecting the earthbound Asgardian.
|Extra Tidbit:||Meanwhile, we're still hearing rumblings about another female Marvel character getting squeezed into Joss Whedon's AVENGERS (my own guess is some original variation of Whedon's own S.W.O.R.D. agent Brand from "Astonishing X-Men"). Guesses and thoughts?|