Jeremy Renner Set For Avengers

The Hurt Locker star in final negotiations for the superhero superfilm.

Posted 4th June 2010, 5:36pm in Jeremy Renner, Joss Whedon, The Avengers, The Hurt Locker, News
Jeremy Renner Set For Avengers

Great news - wonderful Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner is set to join the likes of Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans in superhero extravaganza The Avengers.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar nominee is in final negotiations for the role of Hawkeye, a former villain who switches sides to the good guys.

Buffy creator Joss Whedon will have the formidable task of directing all the Marvel heroes in one movie, including Downey Jr as Iron Man, Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Don Cheadle as War Machine. Phew.

Renner is still rumoured to be involved with There Will Be Blood helmer Paul Thomas Anderson's new religious drama, which has yet to get off the ground due to financing issues. (Seriously, I would be investing in that if I could - are studios mad?)