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I've been hearing "Jeremy Renner for Captain America!" cries for quite a while now, a chorus that I myself joined after recently watching THE HURT LOCKER, but according to new talk via Empire, Renner may be up for the part of a different Avenger entirely.

“I met with the Marvel guys, actually, but we didn’t talk about Captain America. But one of the writers, Zak Penn, we’ve become friends over time and he was thinking maybe Hawkeye could be interesting. He sounds like an interesting character.”

I’m not exactly sure why he’s shutting down the idea of playing the Cap’n in favor of the much less prestigious Hawkeye, but I’m intrigued. Let’s hear more.

“If I was a betting man, I would bet that Hawkeye would probably show up in Thor, and then be in The Avengers,” he said. “But do I know for sure? I can’t say. But I’d love for that to happen. It’d be fun.”

So he’s not even getting his own movie? I mean that makes sense as it’s, you know, Hawkeye, but why is he not playing the Captain?

Right now I can’t really see THE AVENGERS coming together cohesively. I think it’s going to be a jumblef*ck of trying to explain why Norse gods can coexist with gamma mutants and super-soldiers, and I think more than one film might be the only way to go. Your thoughts about Renner, Hawkeye and the Avengers in general?

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2:42PM on 11/27/2009
Renner would make a good Ultimates Hawkeye, which is what it looks like Marvel is going with. I never could see Renner as Cap.
Renner would make a good Ultimates Hawkeye, which is what it looks like Marvel is going with. I never could see Renner as Cap.
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3:47PM on 11/27/2009
Huh. This would actually be an interesting casting choice.

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Huh. This would actually be an interesting casting choice.

Oh, and, and re: Extra Tidbit - YES, PURPLE!
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2:02PM on 11/27/2009
Love the idea of Renner being hawkeye! much better fit then captain America. I think if he is in THOR its most likely a Sheild Agent that 's with Nick Fury during his cameo in the movie. As for the avengers, They dont have to explain why norse gods are on earth when the movie THOR is gonna explain it for them. I can see them pushing Avengers back a few years and do a few more movies that will make explaining things in the Avengers a lot less of a hassel. Why explain things when they have 4
Love the idea of Renner being hawkeye! much better fit then captain America. I think if he is in THOR its most likely a Sheild Agent that 's with Nick Fury during his cameo in the movie. As for the avengers, They dont have to explain why norse gods are on earth when the movie THOR is gonna explain it for them. I can see them pushing Avengers back a few years and do a few more movies that will make explaining things in the Avengers a lot less of a hassel. Why explain things when they have 4 other movies that explain everything already? Anyways I think JJ Abrams should in the directing chair for the Avengers! hes already proved he can direct a large cast film.
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2:05PM on 11/27/2009
Sorry i didnt mean to double post, everytime i post something here lately it double posts it!
Sorry i didnt mean to double post, everytime i post something here lately it double posts it!
1:06PM on 11/27/2009
"why Norse gods can coexist with gamma mutants and super-soldiers" Well why not? If one possibility can exist why couldn't another? There dosen't have to be a "solid" explanation just the fact that Fury is putting together a team of superbeings.
"why Norse gods can coexist with gamma mutants and super-soldiers" Well why not? If one possibility can exist why couldn't another? There dosen't have to be a "solid" explanation just the fact that Fury is putting together a team of superbeings.
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4:37PM on 11/29/2009

Eureka

Captain America is supposed to be an older hero... Anyone else for Colin Ferguson (Sheriff Jack Carter from Eureka) as Captain America?
Captain America is supposed to be an older hero... Anyone else for Colin Ferguson (Sheriff Jack Carter from Eureka) as Captain America?
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12:04PM on 11/30/2009
Well they are doing his origin story and Cap was in his early 20's when he became Cap. So most likly they will cast a younger guy for Cap.
Well they are doing his origin story and Cap was in his early 20's when he became Cap. So most likly they will cast a younger guy for Cap.
8:41PM on 11/27/2009

Seriously....

Yeah, how would all these fictional characters coincide in a comic book themed movie? People need to get out 'The Dark Knight' mind frame. IF the flick is done right, those elements will blend smoothly.
Yeah, how would all these fictional characters coincide in a comic book themed movie? People need to get out 'The Dark Knight' mind frame. IF the flick is done right, those elements will blend smoothly.
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5:15PM on 11/27/2009

Upon Retrospect...

....what happened to Hawkeye appearing in Iron Man 2 with Black Widow???
....what happened to Hawkeye appearing in Iron Man 2 with Black Widow???
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11:53AM on 11/27/2009

yes

big fan of Renner since 28 weeks...but he is waaaay better built for Hawkeye than Cap...Cap needs a perfect boyscout [link] is flawed, which is Hawkeye's MO...

how about Alex Skarsgaaaarrrd for the captain?
big fan of Renner since 28 weeks...but he is waaaay better built for Hawkeye than Cap...Cap needs a perfect boyscout [link] is flawed, which is Hawkeye's MO...

how about Alex Skarsgaaaarrrd for the captain?
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2:04PM on 11/27/2009
i think Chris pine should be Captain America. Hes the right age and the right look
i think Chris pine should be Captain America. Hes the right age and the right look
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1:37AM on 11/28/2009
I like Renner for Hawkeye, and for Cap America:

ALEKSANDER SKARSGAARD
I like Renner for Hawkeye, and for Cap America:

ALEKSANDER SKARSGAARD
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12:01AM on 11/28/2009
This would be ideal casting (especially if they went with the ultimates Hawkeye)
This would be ideal casting (especially if they went with the ultimates Hawkeye)
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3:45PM on 11/27/2009
He's not playing Cap b/c unfortunately he's just not known enough. But I like Renner as a cool little secret.
He's not playing Cap b/c unfortunately he's just not known enough. But I like Renner as a cool little secret.
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7:29PM on 11/29/2009

Not bad..

Personally, I would rather see Mark Valley or Colin Ferguson as Captain America and Craig Bierko as Hawkeye.
Personally, I would rather see Mark Valley or Colin Ferguson as Captain America and Craig Bierko as Hawkeye.
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8:24PM on 11/28/2009
I think he would make a great clint barton/hawkeye (and there must be purple and pink). But I stand by my idea that Jon Hamm should be cast as Steve Rogers/ Capt. America.
I think he would make a great clint barton/hawkeye (and there must be purple and pink). But I stand by my idea that Jon Hamm should be cast as Steve Rogers/ Capt. America.
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5:56PM on 11/28/2009

No Capt. Haweye, Maybe...

The idea of a Hawkeye cameo in Thor is like the ultiumate nerdgasm yet, Renner seems like a better fit for Hawk rather than the Capt. I still think Sam Worthington should wear the red, white and blue suit.
The idea of a Hawkeye cameo in Thor is like the ultiumate nerdgasm yet, Renner seems like a better fit for Hawk rather than the Capt. I still think Sam Worthington should wear the red, white and blue suit.
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11:45PM on 11/27/2009
Jensen Ackles for Captain America!
Jensen Ackles for Captain America!
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12:39AM on 11/28/2009
Yup. That's who I'd like to see as Cap.
Yup. That's who I'd like to see as Cap.
1:19AM on 11/28/2009
You sir are a genius. That's the best casting suggestion I've read in awhile. Stopped watching Supernatural awhile back, but I saw him in My Bloody Valentine and 10-Inch Hero and this guy is talented. And he's got that range. He can play cocky, serious, funny. I approve of this.
You sir are a genius. That's the best casting suggestion I've read in awhile. Stopped watching Supernatural awhile back, but I saw him in My Bloody Valentine and 10-Inch Hero and this guy is talented. And he's got that range. He can play cocky, serious, funny. I approve of this.
12:31AM on 12/01/2009
Oh there's a HUGE following online for Jensen to plays Caps. I think he would do great, plus hes fairly unknown. Dean is has such a wide range of emotions and Jensen shows them very very well. Ackles is DEFINITELY my vote for Caps. All the way, hands down.

But Id be okay with some of the other suggestions here also.

Also, why did you stop watching supernatural? How dare you.
Oh there's a HUGE following online for Jensen to plays Caps. I think he would do great, plus hes fairly unknown. Dean is has such a wide range of emotions and Jensen shows them very very well. Ackles is DEFINITELY my vote for Caps. All the way, hands down.

But Id be okay with some of the other suggestions here also.

Also, why did you stop watching supernatural? How dare you.
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7:44PM on 11/27/2009
he would be cool for captain america, but i bet they're gonna try to get an A-List megastar for Cap'n
he would be cool for captain america, but i bet they're gonna try to get an A-List megastar for Cap'n
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4:36PM on 11/27/2009

My two cents:

Hawkeye was A BEAST to play with in the original Marvel Ultimate Alliance.

Also Jeremy Renner kicks ass and at the very least deserves a Golden Globe nod for THL.
Hawkeye was A BEAST to play with in the original Marvel Ultimate Alliance.

Also Jeremy Renner kicks ass and at the very least deserves a Golden Globe nod for THL.
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3:51PM on 11/27/2009
why would it be a "jumblef*ck"? thats why they are doing the individual movies first, everything will be out of the way by the time avengers comes around. theres not much to explain, shield is making a team and fury enlists them all, what else do you need? read the ultimates.
anyway, im all for hawkeye being in it but i have no idea who jeremy renner is.
why would it be a "jumblef*ck"? thats why they are doing the individual movies first, everything will be out of the way by the time avengers comes around. theres not much to explain, shield is making a team and fury enlists them all, what else do you need? read the ultimates.
anyway, im all for hawkeye being in it but i have no idea who jeremy renner is.
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6:58AM on 11/28/2009
Watch The Hurt Locker. You'll get a pretty clear idea about who he is and what's his capability.
Watch The Hurt Locker. You'll get a pretty clear idea about who he is and what's his capability.
2:52PM on 11/27/2009
I could see him as hawkeye, i hope an avengers movie actually does come about that could be pretty sweet. And i dont think they need to explain why Norse gods exist with Mutants. i mean its a comic book movie. And in the comics its been explained that they arent really "gods" just aliens so they could explain it from that stand point for those who need it to make sense or something.
I could see him as hawkeye, i hope an avengers movie actually does come about that could be pretty sweet. And i dont think they need to explain why Norse gods exist with Mutants. i mean its a comic book movie. And in the comics its been explained that they arent really "gods" just aliens so they could explain it from that stand point for those who need it to make sense or something.
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2:31PM on 11/27/2009
All my favorite people in Hollywood seem to be converging on the new Marvel movie universe...Thor in particular. In the comics Hawkeye is often teamed with Black Widow, might we get some joint Renner/ScarJo ass kicking action in an Avengers movie?
All my favorite people in Hollywood seem to be converging on the new Marvel movie universe...Thor in particular. In the comics Hawkeye is often teamed with Black Widow, might we get some joint Renner/ScarJo ass kicking action in an Avengers movie?
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2:04PM on 11/27/2009
Love the idea of Renner being hawkeye! much better fit then captain America. I think if he is in THOR its most likely a Sheild Agent that 's with Nick Fury during his cameo in the movie. As for the avengers, They dont have to explain why norse gods are on earth when the movie THOR is gonna explain it for them. I can see them pushing Avengers back a few years and do a few more movies that will make explaining things in the Avengers a lot less of a hassel. Why explain things when they have 4
Love the idea of Renner being hawkeye! much better fit then captain America. I think if he is in THOR its most likely a Sheild Agent that 's with Nick Fury during his cameo in the movie. As for the avengers, They dont have to explain why norse gods are on earth when the movie THOR is gonna explain it for them. I can see them pushing Avengers back a few years and do a few more movies that will make explaining things in the Avengers a lot less of a hassel. Why explain things when they have 4 other movies that explain everything already? Anyways I think JJ Abrams should in the directing chair for the Avengers! hes already proved he can direct a large cast film.
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2:07PM on 11/27/2009
Sorry i didnt mean to double post!!
Sorry i didnt mean to double post!!
12:30PM on 11/27/2009

That Could Definitely Work...

...though being friends with Zak Penn doesn't bode well since Penn sucks fucking ass. Oh, and why on Earth would Hawkeye show up in Thor?

On the subject of "No Purple," see Ultimate Hawkeye: [link]
...though being friends with Zak Penn doesn't bode well since Penn sucks fucking ass. Oh, and why on Earth would Hawkeye show up in Thor?

On the subject of "No Purple," see Ultimate Hawkeye: [link]
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11:50AM on 11/27/2009
Renner would be a very good choice for Hawkeye.
Renner would be a very good choice for Hawkeye.
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11:48AM on 11/27/2009
Captain America, like Superman, could be a hard thing to pull off because the actor essentially has to play "perfect". Hawkeye could be a better character to play if you don't limit him to bow and arrows.

Plus, he could become Black Widow's love interest, which is a good add-on...
Captain America, like Superman, could be a hard thing to pull off because the actor essentially has to play "perfect". Hawkeye could be a better character to play if you don't limit him to bow and arrows.

Plus, he could become Black Widow's love interest, which is a good add-on...
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11:35AM on 11/27/2009
I always thought Bradley Cooper would make a good Hawkeye.
I always thought Bradley Cooper would make a good Hawkeye.
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1:18AM on 11/28/2009
Don't know much about Hawkeye,what is he a purple green arrow rip-off.I'm sorry i didn't read alot of american comic books growing up.
Don't know much about Hawkeye,what is he a purple green arrow rip-off.I'm sorry i didn't read alot of american comic books growing up.
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8:56PM on 11/28/2009
Jon Hamm would be good as Cap., but I'd prefer Nathon Fillion (Firefly, Castle). He's already stated he's hip to the idea of playing a superhero, and doesn't he have a cameo in Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog as a costumed crimefighter? Anyway, I think Renner would be fine as Hawkeye...
Jon Hamm would be good as Cap., but I'd prefer Nathon Fillion (Firefly, Castle). He's already stated he's hip to the idea of playing a superhero, and doesn't he have a cameo in Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog as a costumed crimefighter? Anyway, I think Renner would be fine as Hawkeye...
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3:37AM on 11/29/2009

The perfect Cap

If Chuck Connors was still alive and young he'd make the perfect Cap. Too bad we dont have a time machine.
If Chuck Connors was still alive and young he'd make the perfect Cap. Too bad we dont have a time machine.
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