Jeremy Renner has been out doing promotion for his latest film The Town, and while speaking to MTV, he was asked a few questions about his superhero role in The Avengers. In the Marvel film he will play Clint Barton aka Hawkeye, a master of archery (and other things). In the comic, the character is known for his bright purple suit, which is something Renner claims won’t be in the film.
According to Renner, “I think it’s going to be a little more reality-based. You can kind of tell with Scarlett [Johansson]‘s character [in 'Iron Man 2'], it’s going to be more of a uniform . . . and not a big purple, comics sort of thing. That’s why I think it’s more palatable to audiences — there’s almost a sense of reality to these superheroes. That’s what makes it interesting to me, anyway.”
Another big question that was posed to the actor dealt with the relationship between Hawkeye and Johansson’s character Black Widow. He wouldn’t clarify if the two have a romantic entanglement but he did say, “We will [have a relationship]. We’re kind of a team, and what that relationship is, is still to be discovered.”
Hmmmm, interesting Renner.
What do you think of the realistic take on Hawkeye’s uniform?