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CAST THIS: Hawkeye

Jan. 7, 2010by: Paul Tassi

Alrighty, Cast This is back after a very, very long hiatus during the holidays, and it's time start filling in roles for 2010 and beyond. This week, were doing a character that's a little more obscure, but someone thats integral to the upcoming AVENGERS movie.

Last week, Jeremy Renner stated that the rumors of him playing Hawkeye in either THOR or the AVENGERS were greatly exaggerated, and he has no such plans as of yet. Is it possible? Sure. But is it certain? Far from it, and today were trying to find out if Renner is in fact the best choice to play HAWKEYE.

If youre not well versed in comic lore, it is pretty easy to mix up the Marvel sharpshooter with two other similar characters over at DC, Hawkman and Green Arrow. But while Hawkman is part of the anti-Avengers, The Justice League, and Green Arrow is busy planning to break out of a supermax prison (someday), Hawkeye stands alone as the one remaining piece of the Avengers puzzle. Well, after they cast Captain America of course, but we already did that for them.

What are we looking for? Im not sure really, I think Hawkeye could be filled by a variety of different actors, and I would try to cast someone looking for a breakout role, or someone who could use some screentime in a huge-ass movie. I wouldnt be half surprised if Marvel tried to give Hawkeye his OWN movie before AVENGERS, so he has to be able to carry his weight dramatically as well. I dont think Renner going from HURT LOCKER to here is really the right fit, but if you disagree, feel free to write him in as your first choice. Everyones in the running here.

Last Week Year: BATTLE ANGEL

The last Cast This column we ran might be faded from your memories, but it was released during the height of AVATAR fever, which is why I decided to cast the titular role in what I thought Camerons next project will be, BATTLE ANGEL, the story of a teenage cyborg angel who is an unexpectedly vicious killing machine. Here are the results:

1. AnnaSophia Robb 25% 2. Ellen Page 17% 3. Camilla Belle 13%

Now, many of you were quick to point out that the angel Alita will likely be all CGI, and my casting column was pointless. I knew this when I wrote it however, but as youve now seen via AVATAR, with Camerons tech, you can still see an actor or actress performance through the CGI, which is why I think casting is still important here.

I really do love the otherworldly look of young AnnaSophia Robb, and I think she looks pitch perfect for the part. My only concern is that I havent really seen her do anything extraordinary dramatically yet, so I dont know if shed be able to carry an entire James Cameron movie.

Contrastingly, I think Ellen Page is destined to become a great actress, and really, she already is one, a fact that has been recognized most recently by Chris Nolan when he cast her in INCEPTION. Whether she looks the part is another story, but a little CGI can fix that right up. As for Camilla Belle, shes certainly cute, but shes older than me, and I think she looks it.

Alright, now let me hear those Hawkeye suggestions!

Extra Tidbit: I think we may need to do a Cast This: Director's Edition to see who could possibly helm THE AVENGERS, which will be quite the monumental task.
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1:13PM on 01/07/2010
I could see either Karl Urban or Jeremy Renner playing the part.
I could see either Karl Urban or Jeremy Renner playing the part.
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2:00PM on 01/07/2010
I think Eckhart would be better suited as Hanky Pym, personally. I'd like to see Renner, he's be great if they are going with the "Ultimate" style Hawkeye.
I think Eckhart would be better suited as Hanky Pym, personally. I'd like to see Renner, he's be great if they are going with the "Ultimate" style Hawkeye.
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2:22PM on 01/07/2010

Classic Phil

Bradley Cooper. We may get a better idea after seeing A-Team.
Bradley Cooper. We may get a better idea after seeing A-Team.
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4:30PM on 01/07/2010
Jeremy Renner or Bradley Cooper.
Jeremy Renner or Bradley Cooper.
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4:12PM on 01/07/2010
My vote is for Jeremy Renner. I think he would make an awesome Hawkeye and would have good chemistry with Downey Jr. and Norton.
My vote is for Jeremy Renner. I think he would make an awesome Hawkeye and would have good chemistry with Downey Jr. and Norton.
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8:36AM on 01/08/2010
Josh Holloway (Sawyer from Lost), or Karl Urban are my two choices.
Josh Holloway (Sawyer from Lost), or Karl Urban are my two choices.
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1:25AM on 01/08/2010

Michael Fassbender

He has that old time swashbuckling look. Marloweman, good call.
He has that old time swashbuckling look. Marloweman, good call.
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2:16PM on 01/07/2010
Michael Fassbender.
Michael Fassbender.
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11:39AM on 01/08/2010
I think Eric Bana would be a great fit. He can make up for the Hulk debacle. BTW, I believe the pick above is actually Bullseye in the Hawkeye costume from the Dark Reign series. Yep, total geek.
I think Eric Bana would be a great fit. He can make up for the Hulk debacle. BTW, I believe the pick above is actually Bullseye in the Hawkeye costume from the Dark Reign series. Yep, total geek.
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9:40PM on 01/07/2010
i hope renner does it, hes come a long way from national lampoon class trip,
i hope renner does it, hes come a long way from national lampoon class trip,
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7:49PM on 01/07/2010
If he gets his own movie: Barry Pepper
If he is only going to be a supporting character in The Avengers: Nicky Katt
If he gets his own movie: Barry Pepper
If he is only going to be a supporting character in The Avengers: Nicky Katt
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6:22PM on 01/07/2010
Love Renner for the role. If not him, I always liked Barry Pepper for Hawkeye
Love Renner for the role. If not him, I always liked Barry Pepper for Hawkeye
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6:08PM on 01/07/2010
I love Renner, but how about Ben Foster? He's solid in everything he touches and it could help boost his star quality.
I love Renner, but how about Ben Foster? He's solid in everything he touches and it could help boost his star quality.
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6:22PM on 01/07/2010
Ben Foster needs to be Bullseye
Ben Foster needs to be Bullseye
4:43PM on 01/07/2010
Alan Alda.
Alan Alda.
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4:27PM on 01/07/2010
Renner...if only because he needs a big movie like this to show himself to the world and get more roles.
Renner...if only because he needs a big movie like this to show himself to the world and get more roles.
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2:55PM on 01/07/2010
Peter Facinelli. I loved 'Fastlane' and he can bring the snark that Hawkeye needs.

Also check Annasophia Robb's performance in 'Sleepwalking' if you want an idea of what kind of juice she really has.
Peter Facinelli. I loved 'Fastlane' and he can bring the snark that Hawkeye needs.

Also check Annasophia Robb's performance in 'Sleepwalking' if you want an idea of what kind of juice she really has.
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2:00PM on 01/07/2010
alan alda.
alan alda.
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1:01PM on 01/07/2010
YES Aaron Eckhart sounds awesome for any upcoming super-hero movie
YES Aaron Eckhart sounds awesome for any upcoming super-hero movie
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1:09PM on 01/07/2010
Especially since he is no longer tied to the Batman movies.
Especially since he is no longer tied to the Batman movies.
1:16PM on 01/07/2010
Yezzir you are right... Either way man, if Ryam Reynolds can be two places at one time(Deadpool & Green Lantern), then why the F**K can't a better actor be?
Yezzir you are right... Either way man, if Ryam Reynolds can be two places at one time(Deadpool & Green Lantern), then why the F**K can't a better actor be?
12:47PM on 01/07/2010
Warrick Davis.
Warrick Davis.
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12:45PM on 01/07/2010
Thomas Jane or Aaron Eckhart most definitely.
Thomas Jane or Aaron Eckhart most definitely.
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3:59AM on 01/11/2010

Dominic Purcell

perfect fit
perfect fit
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12:48PM on 01/08/2010

Chris Messina

It just came to me.
It just came to me.
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10:24PM on 01/07/2010
renner in purple might be good...but somehow i cant get rid the thought of Tom Jane or Eric Bana as Hawkeye....
renner in purple might be good...but somehow i cant get rid the thought of Tom Jane or Eric Bana as Hawkeye....
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7:51PM on 01/07/2010
Ethan Hawk would work. Maybe Josh Holloway.
Ethan Hawk would work. Maybe Josh Holloway.
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6:11PM on 01/07/2010

Hawke 4 Hawk

My vote goes to Ethan Hawke
My vote goes to Ethan Hawke
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5:13PM on 01/07/2010

Renner FTW!

He looks like Hawkeye just from that pic.
He looks like Hawkeye just from that pic.
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12:41PM on 01/07/2010
Hey, Anna-Sophia Robb was GREAT in Bridge to Terabethia... I know call me gay for watching it but it's a damn fine film, very sentimental towards the end(actually Josh Hutcherson was fine it it as well, as kid actors go)


And I've always liked the sound of Renner for Captain America, if not him i don't really care as long as it's not someone relatively known
Hey, Anna-Sophia Robb was GREAT in Bridge to Terabethia... I know call me gay for watching it but it's a damn fine film, very sentimental towards the end(actually Josh Hutcherson was fine it it as well, as kid actors go)


And I've always liked the sound of Renner for Captain America, if not him i don't really care as long as it's not someone relatively known
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12:59AM on 01/08/2010

Alexander Skarsgrd

He's the first person I thought of when I saw the picture of Hawkeye.
He's the first person I thought of when I saw the picture of Hawkeye.
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10:19PM on 01/07/2010
I like the idea of Ben Foster. I was also thinking Ryan Gosling if they go a little bit younger.

I they go a little older Aaron Eckhart or Patrick Wilson.
I like the idea of Ben Foster. I was also thinking Ryan Gosling if they go a little bit younger.

I they go a little older Aaron Eckhart or Patrick Wilson.
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7:53PM on 01/07/2010
Michael Richards
Michael Richards
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11:24PM on 01/07/2010
Rupert Penry-Jones! He was amazing in spooks, and looks right for it and is an unkown for most americans.
Rupert Penry-Jones! He was amazing in spooks, and looks right for it and is an unkown for most americans.
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10:08PM on 01/07/2010
Put Sam Rockwell in the gym and he would nail it. If seth rogen can get in shape to be the Green Hornet why not?
Put Sam Rockwell in the gym and he would nail it. If seth rogen can get in shape to be the Green Hornet why not?
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2:01PM on 01/07/2010

sounds crazy but..

How about Clive Owen?
How about Clive Owen?
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2:10AM on 01/08/2010

Nathan Fillion

Just put Nathan Fillion in any superhero movie. He's be great. Especially now since his new show Castle is such a hit, it wouldn't be a huge leap of faith for a studio to back him.
Just put Nathan Fillion in any superhero movie. He's be great. Especially now since his new show Castle is such a hit, it wouldn't be a huge leap of faith for a studio to back him.
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2:03PM on 01/07/2010

Colin Ferrall

Before I get blasted for this selection let me explain. He played Bullseye right? U could cast him here and have it be a set up the the Dark Avengers storyline. How about that?
Before I get blasted for this selection let me explain. He played Bullseye right? U could cast him here and have it be a set up the the Dark Avengers storyline. How about that?
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3:16PM on 01/07/2010
Trash this whole idea and get busy on a Namor The Sub-Mariner film-who really likes Hawkeye all that much anyway? I mean he was/is a team filler for the Avengers..other than that? what's the appeal?
Trash this whole idea and get busy on a Namor The Sub-Mariner film-who really likes Hawkeye all that much anyway? I mean he was/is a team filler for the Avengers..other than that? what's the appeal?
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