In this case, I didn’t poll the community, so I’m curious to know what you think and what other names would you include in the list. Be sure to let me know in the comments below!
There’s also been a lot of buzz surrounding the fate of Hawkeye in the upcoming Marvel movies, but who’s to say that we couldn’t have a younger actor replace him like we’ve seen with X-Men? That would be a hard task, since we could start running out of actors who haven’t been in a Marvel or DC movie already.
Without further ado, here are my picks, in no particular order. It wasn’t easy!
Aaron Paul (35)
You know who he is, b*tch! At the very least it would be interesting to see his version of Hawkeye, especially in a crowded Avengers movies. He has some experience in action movies, having starred in the less-than-stellar Need for Speed, but more than that he has an edge to his acting.
Dan Stevens (32)
I’m not kidding, this man could do it. You may have seen him in The Guest (and if you haven’t, do yourself the favor). I know looks wise he might be a better fit for Captain America, but Chris Evans is too iconic in that role to be replaced (yet). I can imagine Stevens being an archer, and also delivering his Hawkeye lines with a deadpan. Sold.
Sam Huntington (33)
He has done some comic-related work, as well as comedy and drama. I first saw him in Detroit Rock City and thought he was the perfect balance between funny, awkward, inappropriate, and geeky. But his most notable role was werewolf Josh Levison in Being Human, on Syfy, which was a well received show.
He also might have played Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns, but who remembers that?
Garrett Hedlund (30)
He’s got the looks and I think he’d be a good choice. He has done action work in Tron: Legacy and Eragon, and will soon be Hook in one of the new adaptations of Peter Pan’s story, Pan.
Dave Franco (30)
Why not? I think he can pull off the look, has done some physical roles, and the right director and writer could bring out his comedic side the way Hawkeye deserves to be represented.
So who would you want to see play Hawkeye?