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).