“The Hurt Locker” star Jeremy Renner tells Movieline that despite his comments the other month, his involvement as Hawkeye in Marvel’s “The Avengers” movie isn’t set.
“That was just one of those things that got blown way out of proportion. It was an idea. Those Marvel guys, I’m a big fan of them. They’re so smart about how they want to do these things – they have Captain America, and Thor coming around, Iron Man 2, and then I happen to know Zak Penn, who’s writing The Avengers.
So they thought Hawkeye is an interesting role, and asked me if I knew anything about him. I said no, so they gave me their sort of spiel on what he was, and I thought that it was kind of interesting. The only reason it came out this early, because Avengers is two years away, is that they’re thinking OK, we may throw him in Thor, we may not, as a cameo. You know what I mean? So there’s truth that we talked about it, but there’s no truth to me doing it.”
Meanwhile Tim Roth tells MTV News that he’s still signed for two more films with Marvel and claims he doesn’t know what the studio has planned in regards to a sequel to “The Incredible Hulk”.
He does say that “I don’t know if they want to bring [Blonsky] back, but I told them I’m absolutely game for it. It would be so much fun to do it again. I’m in it for three.”