Good day to you ladies and gents, for the first time in a while I’m going back to a regular type of segment on my blog and that is film news! And today I’m going to talk about a bit of interesting information that dropped yesterday concerning Jeremy Renner and the inclusion of his version of Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, namely Captain America 3. The following information comes from the ever reliable superherohype:
If there’s one “Avengers” character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that hasn’t gotten his fair share in the spotlight just yet, it’s Hawkeye. Though he was introduced in 2011′s Thor, was mostly mind-controlled in 2012′s The Avengers, and will appear in next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Barton hasn’t had the same exposure as some of the other characters. That could change in 2016, however, as actor Jeremy Renner says he might show up in the upcoming Captain America 3.
Speaking with Collider, Renner was asked about this upcoming schedule and revealed he might have to free up some time next year for the third “Cap” film.
“There are rumblings of Captain America 3. I don’t know what’s going to happen there. I’ve got to find the time, man (laughs). I’m trying to stay home and I can’t.”
Following this initial story, we spoke with returning directors Anthony and Joe Russo this afternoon about the potential for Hawkeye’s includion, and whether it was something they could talk about.
“Unfortunately we can’t (comment),” Anthony said, “It’s too specific to what the movie may be.”
Joe did chime in and teased, “There are certainly characters that Cap is close to or has a strong relationship with that would make sense appearing in his films. I think that’s all we can say about it.”
So what’s being said here is that Renner is down to be included in the next Cap film and the Russo brothers aren’t at liberty to divulge any information because it is too early to give any specifics on the story of Cap 3. So there really isn’t much to be said here officially, but it does gives us fans something to speculate on and theorize about for the time being. Like the writer of the article said, Hawkeye in the only Avenger who has had the least amount of exposure and in the superhero team-up film is primarily a mind-controlled bad guy for 75% of the film. I still thought Renner was cool, but it is true that he really needs to show up a little more in the MCU to be of some value as a solo character. Since I haven’t seen Avengers 2 yet I can’t see whether his character has really been done justice yet to put him in the same league as Black Widow skill-wise or even Agent Coulson cool-wise, but if his character does receive a boost in screen time and credibility then that would open the door for him to potentially come on to Cap 3. It would be cool to see him and Steve Rogers along with Falcon fighting together as they are all humans with different types of attributes and it would make more sense for him to be there than with Tony Stark or Hulk or Thor. but yeah its is still early days when it comes to Cap 3 and it seems like just the outline of the story is being worked on at this point.
In conclusion if there is a room and purpose for Hawkeye in Captain America 3 then that’s great, the Russo’s will probably put him to good use. However if he isn’t relevant don’t throw him in there, no need to make the film feel overstuffed with characters who have no relevance to the story. So how do you feel about the inclusion of Hawkeye in Captain America 3? Are you down with the idea or do you feel like it is a waste of time? Comment below and let me know! 😀