Hidden in the last paragraph of our earlier report on actor Jeremy Renner, the actor, it seems, has been confirmed reprise his role of Hawkeye in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War by The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to Renner, the film will star Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Anthony Mackie as The Falcon, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Chadwick Boseman in his MCU debut as Black Panther, Daniel Bruhl in a mystery role believed to be Baron Zemo, Frank Grillo as Crossbones, and a spankin brand new Spider-Man! Why not just call it Avengers 3.1!
Fans of the comics will note that Hawkeye was not present during the original Civil War storyline so his inclusion is interesting. According to reports, the events of the upcoming Avengers sequel will explain everything. If I had to guess I would expect him to join Steve Roger’s side, but only time will tell.
Earlier this week, the character poster for Renner’s Hawkeye was released for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron which is set for release May 1, 2015. You can check out the poster below.
Captain America: Civil War is set for release on May 6, 2016