Avengers 2 to recast Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye?

According to rumours from Comic Book Movie, Jeremy Renner won’t be returning as Hawkeye

Jeremy Renner as Clint 'Hawkeye' Barton in Avengers Assemble
Jeremy Renner as Clint ‘Hawkeye’ Barton in Avengers Assemble

According to the latest set of not entirely credible rumours due to the lack of a verifiable source, this time coming from Comic Book Movies, Marvel Phase 2 may be moving ahead without Jeremy Renner, who infamously described his reduced zombie-puppet role in Joss Whedon’s Avengers Assemble as “not the role I signed on for” and lacking “emotional content”.

The site’s source suggests the character could be recast for Avengers Assemble 2, and perhaps even appear as a main character in Whedon’s Agents Of SHIELD TV show.

As usual, this is a rumour, so stay wary, folks. It could be true, but it could not be – let’s not get overexcited.

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