Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in The Avengers

Two pretty big rumors regarding The Avengers 2 are whipping around the Web today, so we figured they were worth a look. The first one seems most plausible. It concerns the possible inclusion of the Black Panther in the sequel and the hint comes from the chairman of South Africa’s Cape Town Film Studios. He said Marvel has been in contact about filming the Joss Whedon sequel there.

The second rumor is that Hawkeye could be recast. Jeremy Renner played the character in Thor as well as The Avengers, but citing a lack of activity in Phase Two and his negative comments about his role in The Avengers, one source believes the character could become the next War Machine or Hulk. Read More »

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Between Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and X-Men: First Class, the upcoming season is already looking like the summer of Marvel. And between Spider-Man and The Avengers, next summer is looking pretty Marvel-heavy as well. But what of 2013 and beyond? What’s Marvel got planned beyond Iron Man 3?

Marvel Films co-chief Kevin Feige hinted in a recent interview at a few things that might be officially announced later in the summer. The juiciest bit of info? Marvel is seriously considering standalone features for Black Widow and Hawkeye (the characters played by Scarlett Johansson and the suddenly ubiquitous Jeremy Renner in the upcoming The Avengers film). Intriguing! Read more after the jump.

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Jeremy Renner Could be Hawkeye in The Avengers and Thor

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Here’s a little Thanksgiving treat: Jeremy Renner, who was so great in The Hurt Locker and was batted around as a possibility to become the new Mad Max, is saying he may appear as the superhero archer Hawkeye in a couple of Marvel movies. How do you stock a couple of films with multiple minor superheroes and not have them all look silly? By casting people like Renner, who can do a lot with very little material. Read More »

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