Barely News: Renner’s Hawkeye appearing in “Captain America: Civil War”


Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye is going to be in the next Captain America flick. Which isn’t surprising, given that it’s a movie about the superhero community tearing itself apart. But like. Still. Captain America: Civil War is going to be like, Avengers 2.5, right?


Expert archer Hawkeye was missing in action during Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but we’re about to get a double dose. Of course, we know he’s got a major role in Avengers: Age of Ultron out in May. And while he won’t appear in the subsequent Marvel film, Ant-Man, there’s now evidence he’ll appear in Captain America: Civil War, which will be out in May 2016.

Jeremy Renner‘s character joins an already jam-packed superhero cast that includes Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and probably even Spider-Man. Read more about Hawkeye Captain America 3 below.

The Hawkeye Captain America 3 news was reported by the Hollywood Reporter. In a casting story for another Renner role, they mention he’ll be filming Captain America: Civil War this Spring. Previously, there were rumblings that he’d appear but this is our first legitimate evidence.

The role Hawkeye will play in the film, however, remains a mystery. Much of that will hinge on what the character goes through in Avengers: Age of Ultron and how/where he ends up at the end of that movie. You’d have to imagine his previous military commitments will put him on the side of Captain America during the Civil War, but maybe that changes for him in Ultron. We’ll know more in a few weeks.

I’m excited to see the MCU’s riff on the story. With Spider-Man. All of the Spider-Man.