In Flickering Myth’s interview with Jeremy Renner about Captain America: Civil War, we brought up Hawkeye’s treatment in Joss Whedon’s first Avengers movie. Clint Barton spent most of the film brainwashed by Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, a fact that disappointed many fans. Since then, however, Hawkeye has become considerably more fleshed out.
“That was actually talked about with Joss,” Renner recalled about giving Clint a family in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “I remember when [Mark] Ruffalo was just coming on with me and [Robert] Downey Jr – and we talked about that idea. I can’t really speak to the specifics of it because I still think things may happen that we did talk about.”
“I remember when Joss sent me the script and the notes, which said ‘all that amazing stuff we talked about is not in this. You’re in it a lot! But you’re hypnotised the entire time.'”
“We did get to bring in a lot of that cool stuff that we initially talked about for the character,” Renner continued, now talking about Whedon introducing the Barton family in Avengers: Age of Ultron. “The reason why I like Clint is because he’s human. He’s just a guy with a high skill set, and I can relate to that. He just wants to build upon that, and we came up with the idea of him having a family and it made it into Ultron.”
What do you think the Hawkeye family “specifics” that still might happen in the MCU could be? Let us know in the comments below.
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Captain America: Civil War releases in cinemas Friday April 29 in the UK and May 6th 2016 in the States, with Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) directing a cast that includes Marvel Cinematic Universe veterans Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (The Vision), Don Cheadle (James Rhondes/War Machine), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), Frank Grillo (Brock Rumlow/Crossbones) and William Hurt (General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross) alongside new additions Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up) as T’Challa/Black Panther, Daniel Bruhl (Rush) as Baron Zemo, Tom Holland (The Impossible) as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Martin Freeman (Sherlock) as Everett Ross.
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