‘Avengers’ Star Jeremy Renner Is Down for a Hawkeye Netflix Series
Up until Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye didn’t have a whole lot to do in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, making him something of an extraneous character. It’s unclear just how much of a part Hawkeye will have in Captain America: Civil War given the crowded slate of characters, but there is one place where Renner’s hero could take the spotlight: Netflix. Although Marvel currently has no plans to give their MCU stars a spinoff series, Renner says he’d be game to take Hawkeye to the small screen.
While appearing at a panel at Silicon Valley Comic Con (via ComicBook), Renner was asked if he’d be interested in having his own Netflix series alongside Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Here’s what he had to say:
I think that’s actually a really great model, if there’s ever a way to explore the character, maybe it’s in that world. These are things that are really not in my control, but I’d be open to it. I’ve really enjoyed getting to explore the character more recently. The Netflix model is where all the character drama goes to now, you’re doing a superhero movie or a Netflix or HBO kind of model. So I’d be open to it. Not up to me, though.
With Luke Cage and Iron Fist series on the way, Marvel’s Netflix slate is already pretty full preparing for the eventual Defenders team-up, but it’s definitely an intriguing idea. Hawkeye finally received a substantial story in Age of Ultron (and it was one of the best parts of that film), but Marvel still doesn’t have plans to give Renner or Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow a solo movie or spinoff of any kind.
Speaking of which, when asked if he would like to appear in a spinoff movie with Black Widow, Renner said, “In a second. I’d love to do that.” There’s a higher demand for a Black Widow solo film, and while Johansson, Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo have all expressed interest in making one happen, the studio still hasn’t made anything official.
For now, we can look forward to seeing Hawkeye and Black Widow on the big screen again when Civil War hits theaters on May 6.
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