Jeremy Renner Brings Hawkeye to ‘Captain America: Civil War’

By March 7, 2015
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2016’s third Captain America film from Marvel Studios looks like it’s shaping up to be Avengers 2.5, especially now that the film has added yet another member of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to the cast.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremy Renner will be reprising his role of Clint Barton/Hawkeye in Captain America: Civil War this Spring before joining Amy Adams for a film called Story of Your Life, a sci-fi drama film also slated to release in 2016. Renner’s addition to the next Captain America film will reunite him with the majority of the original Avengers cast, including Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanov/Black Widow, and of course, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America. Also returning in this film are Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/the Winter Soldier, as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe debuts of Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, as well as the new Spider-Man, who has yet to be cast.

The film looks like it’ll be taking some liberties with the original comics material, as many of the prominent characters appearing in the film had minimal or no part in the Civil War comic book arc from 2006-07. Both Falcon and Winter Soldier did play a part in “The Drums of War,” the tie-in story to Civil War published in Captain America (vol. 5) #22-24, and that culminated with Steve’s death in issue #25, so there’s certainly a precedent for those characters’ involvement in Captain America’s life while Civil War was taking place.

Still, the Civil War film is shaping up to be an all-star Marvel affair well before the next Avengers film, The Infinity War – Part 1, is scheduled to hit theaters. It’s anyone’s guess what trajectory it will set for the characters upon it’s release, but it should prove exciting to see how the groundwork is laid for this film at the end of Age of Ultron this May.

Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to open in theaters on May 6th, 2016. For more on the film as it develops, keep an eye on GeekNation!

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.
  • OliverH

    comic based movies are hitting hard these past several years

  • DHaywood

    lots of big names in this one, definitely going to be a hit for “16, Captain America is the s**t anyways

  • JEN

    sooooo bummed this has to wait all the way until 2016 :((

  • that guy over there

    the role fits perfectly for him!

  • ShotCaller200

    can’t wait! this is going to be bad ass wonder how jeremy will do as hawkeye

  • RichardRocks

    Renner is the best at what he does, always is spot on with a serious role. lots of talent in this guy

  • brian pumper

    the last one was disappointing…I liked the first so I’m actually going to give this a chance also because I’m a big fan of Jeremy lol

  • M o L l Y

    GeekNation has the scoop on so much this is my go to for anything coming up…even it’s going to be year!

  • JeffreyJ

    s o . b a d a s s .

  • Willie

    he was the best person for the job imo