The archer Avenger, Clint Barton went from frustrated carnival performer to superhero almost overnight. By utilizing his skills with a bow and arrow, he showed that he could stand up against anything from Iron Man to a Skrull alien invasion. His devil-may-care attitude and resourceful array of trick arrows have made him a popular character in comics.
Aside from being a member of the Avengers, Hawkeye has also appeared in a series of solo adventures as well as leading the West Coast Avengers team as well as the Thunderbolts. His death in 2004 prompted a massive uproar from the comic book community but his triumphant return has proven his popularity as he has appeared in several Avengers books and more.
Hawkeye’s inclusion in the upcoming Avengers film may have been a surprise to some but casting high profile actor Jeremy Renner in the part gives the distinct impression that Marvel Entertainment has bigger plans for this guy.
When asked what Hawkeye brings to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier table, he wasn’t able to tease too much.
“A bow and arrow. He’s good with it,” Renner deadpanned. “I can’t give you anything on that one.”
When asked to elaborate, Renner said he couldn’t give any more information. “You know I can’t talk about any of that stuff. Yeah, I play Hawkeye. He’s got a bow and arrow and he’s a badass. That’s about all I can say,” the actor said.
But that doesn’t mean Renner isn’t afraid to look into the future. While Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and the Hulk all got their moments to shine in stand-alone movies, Hawkeye had to rely on one tiny cameo in “Thor” to introduce him to audiences. So will there ever be a Hawkeye spin-off movie?
“I don’t know. I think, yeah, there’s a possibility for anything,” Renner said. “Who’s to say? I don’t have a crystal ball. I’m not a soothsayer. But I was happy to be a part of that project. A great cast. That was the best thing about that job was the amazing group of actors I got to know.”
What do you think? Do we need a Hawkeye movie?
Blade Runner is one of my favorite films. A dystopian-noir future reality on the brink of collapse where the cities look like massive alien obelisks inhabited by no one. Ridley Scott took lots of liberties with the source material, Philip K Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, in bringing this world to life and crafted one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful films of the sci-fi genre. It’s a shame that science fiction flicks tend to be either 2001 or Escape from the Forbidden Zone, but what can you do?
In addition to Blade Runner, Scott of course directed Alien, a cross between horror and science fiction. A claustrophobic adventure set in deep space, it explored the pure terror of the unknown. After decades of depicting space as a wild place for action and excitement, Scott’s Alien was a haunting realm of the unknown.
Ridley Scott’s latest film, a return to science fiction, Prometheus, has been enthralled with rumor and secrecy since it was announced. The cast is very impressive, including X-Men First Class’ Michael Fassbender as a synthetic robot, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce and Ben Foster. Scott was hired to direct a prequel to his 1979 masterpiece Alien, set 30 years before the events of the Nostromo. He was quoted as saying that ”The film will be really tough, really nasty. It’s the dark side of the moon. We are talking about gods and engineers. Engineers of space. And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and clean up a planet?”
The film is incredibly ambitious, with a massive price tag and Lost scribe Damon Lindelof hired to punch up the script. More recently, the ties to Alien have been removed from the film, yet it definitely seems to be set in the same universe and features a similar look, feel and even several iconic images and characters seen in the 1979 movie such as the Pilot of the crashed alien spacecraft.
Finally concrete details are coming through. A trailer was leaked, images posted in Entertainment Weekly and a possible summary of the film posted online.