In the days between the Christmas holidays and the celebration of the New Year, a major piece of Marvel movie character information was revealed. And by revealed, I mean entirely spoiled. The information has to do with Thor and a certain character making a special appearance in the film.
The title of the source information was "Exclusive: [Spoiler]," so spoilerific that we're not even going going to tell you the true title of the information unless you choose to read on. Again, if you'd like your special character appearance in Marvel Studios' next film, do not read on.
The story goes like this: Someone with privileged information who was fortunate enough to view an early cut of Thor leaked to The Wrap that Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner, does in fact appear in Thor and that Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury does not.
On one end of the spectrum, this isn't a surprise as Jeremy Renner, prior to signing with Marvel, learned from his initial meetings that the character would likely first appear in Thor. We've known since shortly after the first Iron Man that Hawkeye and Black Widow would both be added to the roster of heroic film characters utilized by Marvel Studios so it was only a matter of time. Renner knew then that the tentative plan was for Hawkeye to appear in Thor - In November of 2009, he said the following when discussion how privileged he feels being considered for such a role:
“If I was a betting man, I would bet that Hawkeye would probably show up in Thor, and then be in The Avengers… But do I know for sure? I can’t say. But I’d love for that to happen. It’d be fun.”
On the other end, myself and a few others were told this information at San Diego Comic-Con back in July and didn't report it, because it's more of a spoiler than a news item. We are however, thankful that this leaker didn't spoil where the character shows up and how he plays into the story of Thor, so that much is still a surprise and we aren't going to tell you.
We don't like ruining movies at Screen Rant so while a few of the hundreds of comic book movie posts we've put up may contain revealing information gathered or derived from trailers and images, we're not going to intentionally spoil films for you and will not include said spoilers in the title of our article as to not give you the choice to avoid it.
At least we can be happy that Jeremy Renner will appear in at least two Marvel movies with Thor and The Avengers despite his demanding schedule. Hawkeye of course, is the non-superpowered elite archer, an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D..
Thor opens May 5, 2011; The First Avenger: Captain America hits July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012.
Source: The Wrap
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