Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye to Appear in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Hawkeye in Captain America: Civil War

It’s a fact that Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) will be in a more prominent role in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but there has been much speculation as to whether or not the expert marksman would be showing up in Captain America: Civil War. Now there seems to be a definitive answer. Hit the jump for more info.

Since the big Marvel Studios Phase 3 event last fall, rumblings had begun as to who would be considered to join the all out civil war. According to an update from the Hollywood Reporter, it can now be confirmed that Jeremy Renner will, in fact, be reprising his role as Hawkeye for the next Captain America movie. While this confirms Hawkeye’s involvement in Captain America: Civil War, this does not give any explanation as to what capacity.

For those who are unfamiliar, the Civil War story arc in the Marvel comics details the events of a U.S. government mandate which requires all super-beings to reveal their identities and “register” themselves. This mandate came following the events of a tragic incident in which escaped supervillain, Nitro, caused an explosion killing children of a nearby elementary school. The results of this incident prompted the creation of the “Superhero Registration Act.” During this time, Captain America and Iron Man appear are on opposing sides of the dispute.

Now, the question is whether Hawkeye will take the side of Captain America and fight against the “Superhero Registration Act” or side with Iron Man, instead.

Considering SHIELD’s position on the Superhero Registration Act, it’s likely that Hawkeye’s allegiance will fall with Iron Man, but in the Marvel Cinematic Universe anything goes. Meanwhile, Renner seems to be quite busy these days. In addition to his recently confirmed role in Captain America: Civil War, Renner will also be filming Mission: Impossible 5 as well as starring in the film Story of Your Life, where he will portray a physics professor working with a linguist (Amy Adams) to communicate with extraterrestrials.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Captain America: Civil War stars Chris Evans as Steve Rgoers aka Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark aka Iron Man, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa aka Black Panther, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow aka Crossbones, and Emily VanCamp as Kate aka Agent 13.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be in theaters on May 1, 2015; Captain America: Civil War hits cinemas on May 6, 2016; Mission: Impossible 5 finds its way to the silver screen on July 31, 2015; and Story of Your Life is set for release in 2016.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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