Jeremy Renner Hints At Ultimate Hawkeye in The Avengers

Published 5 years ago by , Updated December 30th, 2009 at 6:44 pm,
avengers jeremy renner ultimate hawkeye costume Jeremy Renner Hints At Ultimate Hawkeye in The Avengers

Ultimate Hawkeye (Art from Marvel Ultimate Alliance video game)

If they don’t cast the character, they can still hint and drop an Easter Egg for the character by showing Tony Stark having some piece of equipment in his workshop that belongs to Hawkeye (a la the Captain America Shield in Iron Man). Since we know the character will be the modernized techy variant of the character, we can expect Stark to have a hand in his augmented outfit.

For those unfamiliar with the character, the ultimate Marvel Hawkeye (real name: Clint Barton) is a former Olympic archer, and the professional partner of the Black Widow. He became a U.S. intelligence agent and a close friend and colleague of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).


The two operatives were key founders of the modern intelligence agency S.H.I.E.L.D. Both rose through the ranks until Fury became the agency’s director and Barton (code-named Hawkeye) became an elite agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s black ops division, often partnered with ex-KGB espionage legend Natasha Romanov (code-named Black Widow). Despite his dangerous, globe-spanning profession, Barton managed to build a more stable family life than most of his peers, residing for years with his girlfriend Laura (who recently became his wife), with whom he had three children: Callum, Lewis and baby Nicole, named after her godfather, Nick Fury. Hawkeye habitually phoned his family before every mission to say good-bye, just in case he never returned.

From the reader response to our Renner-Hawkeye discussion, it seems folks are in agreement that Renner is the man for the job. Let’s hope they pick up that director quick and that he/she agrees with us!

With Hawkeye’s connections and intertwining history with Black Widow, Nick Fury and Iron Man in both the standard and Ultimate Marvel Universes, Hawkeye is a perfect character to have play an important part in The Avengers.

What would you like to see from Hawkeye’s live-action costume?

The Avengers is scheduled to open May 4, 2012.

Source: SHH

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  1. I lost interest around the no costume bit. I really hate these Smallville style “Costumes” that are really just high-end athletic gear…
    Of course he can’t be running around in tights but he should at least look like an actual superhero not a guy in sunglasses and a vest.

  2. Is that shot from that EOD movie he was in? I didn’t notice the flag in the movie, but it’s backwards… Army has the American flag on the right shoulder but the “union” (the blue part with the stars) is supposed to be on the top right of the flag, not on the top left like the flag usually is… Basically, the patch is a reversed flag. The best explanation of why that is the case is that it’s supposed to be like a real flag on a staff, as you walk forward carrying the flag, it waves backward. So it’s supposed to signify that the Army is always moving forward…

    Anyway, sorry, I know that has nothing to do with the topic of this article, lol.

  3. Hawkeye? Green Arrow rip off?

  4. Ughhhh! why bother? Hawkeye has really cool costume to start with (the original) they could do something really cool with that.

  5. Uh, dont go blaming Smallville for the costumes, blame X MEN, that was the time when they stopped doing proper costumes!!!

  6. Thank god! Love the Ultimate Hawkeye and more in the character range of Renner. Such a more believable special forces type of hero for a movie still Avengers.

  7. I’m not to sure about this decision. I like Hawkeye personally… but I question whether they would put two non-super powered super heroes in their movie.

  8. Amen, Adrian. I’m glad they’re ditching that stupid costume. The moment that thing would appear on screen, you’d be hearing comparisons to Batman & Robin. Diehard comic fans need to remember that they are not the sole audience for these kinds of movies. There is a substantially larger number of people who would not be attracted to a movie with a man wearing a ridiculous purple costume with an even more ridiculous mask.

  9. I like superheroes without powers. I like the realistic touch.

  10. While I dislike Marvel’s Ultimates and wish it would go away, what works for the film adaptations works for the film adaptations. I think some of Hawkeye’s traditional costume will be retained, but I agree on that some of it also has to be ditched.

  11. As much as I love the traditional costume, it just wouldn’t translate to the big screen very well. A semblence of the Ultimate costume would work. Mostly black, but it does need to have some highlights of dark purple on it. Nothing over the top, just some of the color he’s known for here and there.

  12. Ultimate Hawkeye is made for a movie version. The entire “Ultimates” (Avengers) book is a script/storyboard for a movie.

  13. The way he described the Ultimate Hawkeye costume sounded cool but when I saw the picture I was turned off. That just looks like a regular guy. They could mix it with the original costume or just go with the original all together, but the vest and sunglasses looks lame. All the other heroes will be running around with cool costumes and masks and what is he gonna do? Put on his sunglasses and slip on his vest? That’s boring! The original purple outfit is the best way to go!

  14. i think that you couldnt pick a better person to play hawkeye it would just be plain stupid for marvel to mess this up and let renner get away idk about anyone else but im stoked about this news and think a cameo for him in iron man 2 is a must

  15. i agree on keeping the mask and original costume for hawkeye but it can be updated for the movies.

  16. Yeah why even put him the movie if hes not going to look like hawkeye. Original Costume not the Duke Nukem with a bow look.