Jeremy Renner confirms Hawkeye return for The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Back in May of this year, a rumour started doing the round suggesting that Marvel Studios could be looking to replace Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in The Avengers sequel owing to some perceived negative comments from the actor over his role in last year’s mega-blockbuster.

Since then, it’s become pretty clear that the original story was just speculation passed off as “insider info”, but for anyone still wondering, Renner has now confirmed himself that he’s set to line up with the rest of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes once again in 2015′s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, stating “Yes! Of course! when asked by Latino Review (via CBM) if he’ll be back for the sequel.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release on May 1st, 2015 with Joss Whedon directing a cast that also includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), and James Spader (Ultron).

  • Jenny

    Don’t you just love chinese whispers in place of journalism. The interviewer tweeted that Renner responed “Yes” to the question “Will Hawkeye have more to do” (or something like that), so technically he still hasn’t confirmed he is in the film, just Hawkeye. Don’t get me wrong, I really want Renner to return and I have never really doubted he will, but this is precisely how stupid rumours perpetuate.

    • HolyFranchiseBatman!

      But if Marvel had dropped him, he wouldn’t have a script, so he wouldn’t know that Hawkeye had more to do.

      • Jenny

        Good point, but Marvel have already said Hawkeye will have a larger part, so “Of course” they are not lying. As I said, I have never really doubted it, but any google search for months has come up with the ‘Renner is out’ artical published by this bunch of muppets and now they are mis-quoting something that doesn’t amount to a dozen words. It annoys me.

  • ratuniverse

    From the picture, I thought maybe Bono from U2 had taken the role.

  • mike

    Just watched the first Thor movie again and never realized that Hawkeye was in it. It was weird but I never clued in that it was Hawkeye