Jeremy Renner Confirms Return of Hawkeye In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Fans of Hawkeye can now rest: Jeremy Renner confirms his character will be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Avengers: Infinity War, according to and Collider.

That means that Tom Cruise might have to recast or create a new character for the next Mission: Impossible movie. Because Avengers is a two-parter being filmed back-to-back, that may interfere with scheduling for the sixth movie in the spy franchise.

Here’s what Renner says:

“I’m not sure what’s happening! I know that they’re really wanting to get it going, and I haven’t spoken to Tom about ultimately where it’s at. I know that there might be some conflict with schedules, so I’m not sure what’s going to happen. Avengers is going to eat up a lot of next year  -  gladly but I certainly hope that won’t get in the way of Tom and I and the gang getting back together, because I’d love to.”

The plot of Avengers: Infinity War is said to be an adaptation of the six-part Infinity Gauntlet storyline published by Marvel Comics in 1991. Previous MCU movies introduced the Infinity Stones. Thanos, the movie’s villain, desperately wants to obtain them.

Jeremyrenner1Besides Renner, the cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johanssen, and Robert Downey, Jr. among others.

Joe and Anthony Russo will direct from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The first part of Avengers: Infinity War will hit theaters May 4, 2018

Ryan Malik
Ryan Malik
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