Despite a more pivotal role in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, Jeremy Renner‘s Hawkeye/Clint Barton is still sort of the “Aquaman” of the team. You’ve got a super soldier, a high tech armored powerhouse, a rampaging green gamma monster and a literal god and then you have a guy who’s good at something you did to pass the time at summer camp. Marvel already has their movies for the next few years planned out and they mainly include sequels to existing hits and launches for major characters like ‘Doctor Strange’, ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Captain Marvel’. Nope. No ‘Hawkeye’ movie anywhere on the list.
Likewise, in the comics, Hawkeye has often had a hard time figuring out where he belonged. Hero or villain? Leader or follower? During a period of time, he even quit the Avengers and joined the looser collection of heroes The Defenders. Saaaaayyyy… maybe there’s an idea.
Netflix already has two bonafide hits on its hands with ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Jessica Jones’. It also has shows in the pipeline starring other more grounded Marvel heroes ‘Luke Cage‘ and ‘Iron Fist’. Then the four of them will come together as ‘The Defenders’ in a special event series.
Could the decidedly grounded, non-powered Hawkeye find a better home on Netflix? Renner thinks so!
He recently expressed:
“I think that’s actually a really great model, if there’s ever a way to explore the character, maybe it’s in that world. These are things that are really not in my control, but I’d be open to it. I’ve really enjoyed getting to explore the character more recently. The Netflix model is where all the character drama goes to now, you’re doing a superhero movie or a Netflix or HBO kind of model. So I’d be open to it. Not up to me, though.”
The existing Netflix shows are already firm hits. ‘Daredevil’ already has a second season available for streaming, with ‘Jessica Jones’ also having been given the green light. In addition, reportedly Netflix is developing a solo series for The Punisher, played by Jon Bernthal in ‘Daredevil’ Season Two. Is there room for the bow-slinging Avenger? Well, I’m sure they could find a way to make it happen.
In the meantime, Renner’s Hawkeye will next be seen as part of #teamcaptainamerica in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and, provided he survives, should appear in ‘Avengers: Infinity War – Part One’.
What do you think? Are you interested in learning more about Hawkeye? Would you rather see his story unfold on the big screen or is Netflix the way to go?
Source: Comic Book Movie