Here’s another key casting confirmation for The Avengers. Director/writer Joss Whedon has confirmed that Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker”) will play Hawkeye in the film. Here’s what Whedon told OnTheRedCarpet.com:
“I think it’s well known that Jeremy Renner is joining us as Hawkeye which is so exciting for me and the rest of the cast. And we haven’t finalized anything else that I can talk about, but I do think that I am putting together an extraordinary powerhouse cast and I am just so exciting to be in their presence…”
Renner was rumored for the role this past May and the first report of him entering into “final negotiations” occurred in early June, so It makes sense for him to be one of if not the first to complete negotiations.
The interview clip is after the jump. The Avengers is scheduled to hit theaters on May 4, 2012 (although Whedon says May 6 in the interview clip, but I’m fairly certain the date hasn’t changed and he just made an honest mistake).