Jeremy Renner Playing Marvel’s Hawkeye?

Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker,” “S.W.A.T.”) tells Empire Magazine that Marvel Studios is after him to appear as the superhero Hawkeye in at least one or two upcoming films from the studio.

“Hawkeye could be interesting. They’re going to send me some stuff on it, see what it is, but I think they’re pretty awesome, trying to make superhero movies almost plausible and not just some fantasy thing” say Renner about the character, a master archer

Asked which ones he would appear in, Renner says “If I was a betting man, I would bet that Hawkeye would probably show up in Thor, and then be in ‘The Avengers’ but do I know for sure? I can’t say. But I’d love for that to happen. It’d be fun.”

He does however admit that nothing’s set in stone or on paper as yet – “No offer has been made. I think there’s a little ways from that.” He’s understandably cautious as he has seemingly lost out the lead role in George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” to Tom Hardy.

The actor also shot down rumors he was considered for the role of Captain America. “I don’t know if I’d be right for Captain America. I met with the Marvel guys, actually, but we didn’t talk about Captain America” he says.

Meanwhile Marvel chief Joe Quesada tells Comic Book Resources that the “Thor” film “redefines what a super hero movie can be. it’s not the expected story or settings.”