While there has been talk and much weighing in by fans on the possibility of a solo effort following Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow character from the Marvel movies, there hasn’t been anything close to the same amount of discussion about a standalone film for Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye.
Speaking with MTV, Renner has no issue with that saying that the character is one that works better as part of a group and doesn’t require his own film:
“I’m happy to be the ensemble. I’m not scratching or clawing to do a solo movie by any means. I think he’s a utility guy that can bounce around into other people’s universes a little bit, especially like ‘Cap 3.’ There are whispers of that, so who knows, man?”
There has been rumors that Hawkeye could play a major role in the next “Captain America,” essentially his screen time in that being the equivalent of Johansson’s in ‘The Winter Soldier’. This follows on from comments by Renner last month that “rumblings” of his appearance in CA3 were happening.
Meanwhile, Renner also says his appearance in the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will make up for his turn in “The Avengers” which saw him spend half the film as a brainwashed bad guy:
“What Joss and I initially talked about, and even Feige and I talked about…Joss and I had been friends for a long time, and we talked with Downey and Ruffalo about where we wanted to go with the script.
Ultimately, Joss, I think, realized he was doing the impossible in having to write Marvel’s The Avengers. That is an impossibility, and he pulled it out. The only way he could do it, and have me in the movie with any sort of sizeable part, was to be the bad guy essentially. And be…Not Hawkeye…
It’s a tough introduction to the character. Its not what we talked about, and what got me excited about doing the movie. But that’s fine. I again, trust in him.
We got to put it in the second one. Pretty much what we talked about for the first one is really what we are able to put into the second one. And ten fold. It has more weight, and its great because of it.”
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” hits cinemas next May, while “Captain America 3” is released in May 2016.