According to Heat Vision, Renner is in final negotiations to join "The Avengers" as Clint Barton, the bow-and-arrow wielding hero better known as Hawkeye. Renner would be joining an impressive cast consisting of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Renner's possible involvement in "The Avengers" dates back to November of last year when the actor suggested that he might make a cameo appearance as Hawkeye in "Thor," with an extended role in "The Avengers."
"If I was a betting man, I would bet that Hawkeye would probably show up in Thor, and then be in The Avengers," he said at the time. "But do I know for sure? I can't say. But I'd love for that to happen. It'd be fun."
Renner later spoke to MTV News about the possible casting, saying that he thinks Hawkeye is a cool character because he lacks superpowers.
"I liked it because he wasn't a superhero," he said. "He's not a guy in tights doing his thing, he's actually just a regular dude with a highly trained set of skills. I think I can actually connect to that. Not just flying around with a codpiece on or something."
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