Hawkeye Costume to be More 'Reality Based' in AVENGERS
Published: September 15, 2010 - 12:31pm
While out promoting The Town, in theaters this Friday, Mtv caught up with Jeremy Renner who will also be portraying the marksman Hawkeye in 2012's The Avengers. He gave some clues where his character's uniform and involvement with the superhero team may be headed.
"I think it's going to be a little more reality-based," said Renner. "You can kind of tell with Scarlett [Johansson]'s character [in 'Iron Man 2'], it's going to be more of a uniform . . . and not a big purple, comics sort of thing."
Renner said this ongoing theme helps himself, and audiences, connect with Marvel Studios movies:
"That's why I think it's more palatable to audiences — there's almost a sense of reality to these superheroes," he explained. "That's what makes it interesting to me, anyway."
Many have wondered where storylines would be based off of as Marvel has pulled in ideas and visual images from both their classic "616 Universe" and the much newer reality based "Ultimates" line. Along with the uniform clue Renner added their may be some romantic involvement between his character and Black Widow. This would further solidify the idea of the "Ultimates" line as the two being part of Nick Fury's S.H.I.E.L.D. team.
"We will [have a relationship], I think, in this one as well," said Renner. "We're kind of a team, and what that relationship is, is still to be discovered."
Marvel continues to blend aspects of both 616 and Ultimates to put up what works best for them cinematically in their movies.
Here is the synopsis from Marvel on Ultimate version of Hawkeye:
A former Olympic archer, Clint Barton became a U.S. intelligence agent over a decade ago. Active around the world, he was present for the liberations of Kosovo and Afghanistan, as well as the fall of the Berlin Wall. He became a close friend and frequent colleague of fellow agent Nick Fury, and 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. He always returned, even after a mission which pitted him, Black Widow, and their support team against two office buildings full of extraterrestrial Chitauri sleeper agents. Most of their team died, but Hawkeye, the Widow and a handful of others survived, wiping out the Chitauri sleepers in the process.