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We’re not saying that Marvel couldn’t make changes to accommodate films based around these characters at some point. But now that Phase Three has been mapped out, and all of those choice release dates claimed, here are the 10 characters who lost big once all of the Marvel dust had settled.
The Avengers 2 is being titled The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The sequel will add new superheroes to the returning group of Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, and Hawkeye. Find out who those new superheroes are, and more, right here.
There is now a massive threat looming over the Marvel Cinematic Universe. No, I’m not talking about Thanos, I’m talking about Civil War. Last night it was revealed that the massively popular 2006 comic book crossover will soon be coming to the big screen in the form of the MCU’s Phase Three. We expect the consequences of the events to be tremendous, with at least some casualties. But who will be biting the bullet?
You guys know the drill by now. An actor meets with the press (or fans) to promote one film – in this case, for Renner, it was Kill the Messenger -- but ends up fielding questions about a possible Marvel movie.
Despite what internet reports have said, it looks like Hawkeye may not actually be locked in for Captain America 3 yet - and if he is, nobody has actually bothered to tell Jeremy Renner about it yet.
As things stand in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye is easily identifiable as the most under utilized character. ] The good news is that Marvel is aiming to correct this course in the upcoming The Avengers: Age of Ultron - but if you're anticipating a Hawkeye solo movie at any point, you probably shouldn't hold your breath.
Jeremy Renner has uploaded an image to his WhoSay account that he has alleged is the love child of his superhero character, Hawkeye/Clint Barton, and Scarlett Johansson’s Avenger, Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff. However, despite the fact that they are two of the most glamorous and desired actors currently working in cinema, their potential love-child is absolutely hideous.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors confessed that Jeremy Renner was initially supposed to have a pretty thrilling part to play in the sequel. However, it's one that not even the DVD release will show you, though a commentary track alludes to it.
If we were to guess, that photo takes place during a scene that we have seen in set photos, where Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) teams with Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) to stop Ultron and save a building filled with innocent people.
Not only has Mr. Feige been conscious of the decision to not make a Hulk sequel yet, he also wants to make sure the fans don’t forget that Hulk is still around. This might sound like as cruel as Joss Whedon bumping off another beloved character, but it's actually a really smart move. After all, audiences have had two Hulk films, and they’ve both been met with lukewarm enthusiasm.
Are you ready to assemble with Marvel’s The Avengers? Graphic artist Adam Levermore is. He went ahead and created a series of patriotic, WWII-inspired “recruitment” one-sheets for each of the main Avengers heroes, from Captain America to Thor and Iron Man.
Black Widow’s badassness had many of us—including Scarlett Johansson—crying out for a Black Widow/Hawkeye spin-off movie. And while there is no news on that front (yet?), The Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon has promised much more of her and Hawkeye in the much-anticipated sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
This week, while we're all still celebrating the end of the Defense of Marriage Act, we wonder why increasing public support of gay relationships has barely been reflected in film at all. We also talk about the new indie Museum Hours and a new issue of the Hawkeye comic, ponder the awfulness of the blockbusters this year so far, and pick our favorite cinematic masked characters inspired by The Lone Ranger
Hawkeye has been introduced, courtesy of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers. Don Cheadle’s talking about War Machine spinoffs. Stark’s Malibu mansion, meanwhile, has been demolished, and is in need of a rebuild. Is it, just me, or are the pieces falling squarely, into place for Marvel Studios to launch a West Coast Avengers franchise?
To be fair, when asked if he's disappointed with how the role turned out, Renner says "I felt like if I can help serve story, then I did my job." And he also recognizes that, as a new character without a standalone movie leading into The Avengers, Hawkeye was automatically going to have less development than the other members of the team