Though its been rumoured for months, it now looks like Jeremy Renner is in final negotiations to play Hawkeye in “The Avengers” for Heat Vision.
Renner was first connected to play the character in “Thor” last year, reports that were shot down as Renner was circling two other projects – one which he never signed up for, the other stalled by financing.
Now it seems he’ll finally play the character in ‘Avengers’ when it kicks off filming next year.
Meanwhile, Neal McDonough is in talks for the role of Dum Dum Dugan in Joe Johnston’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” says Deadline.
The character is an officer of S.H.I.E.L.D. and one of the most experienced members of Nick Fury’s team. He’s known for his trademark bowler hat and superb marksmanship skills.
Filming on ‘America’ kicks off next month in the UK.