“Ant-Man” Director Dismisses Hawkeye Rumor

As quickly as it was reported, filmmaker Peyton Reed has shot down this week’s casting rumor about “Ant-Man and the Wasp” which he’s directing for Marvel Studios.

Jeremy Renner was reportedly rumored to be reprising his role of Clint Barton aka Hawkeye in the film, a role he’s played in four films on screen to date. Reed shut that down with a single tweet saying: “The Russians are swarm-tweeting that Hawkeye is in ANT-MAN AND THE WASP. #FakeNews.”

The “Ant-Man” sequel is slated to go into production this Summer ahead of a July 2018 release.