The Avengers 2 could be missing one of the lead character from the first installment — and no, we don’t mean Iron Man.
While it’s unsure yet how Robert Downey, Jr. will return for the sequel, there’s another thespian who could be out of the film. But this one could be recast.
Total Film has a story that Marvel studio executives are unhappy with comments made by actor Jeremy Renner about his role as Hawkeye in the film installment.
“For 90 percent of the movie, I’m not the character I signed on to play,” Renner said to Total Film. “It’s kind of a vacancy. [He’s] not even a bad guy, because there’s not really a consciousness to him. To take away who that character is and just have him be this robot, essentially, and have him be this minion for evil that Loki uses … I was limited, you know what I mean? I was a terminator in a way. Fun stunts. But is there any sort of emotional content or thought process? No.”
Daily Superhero cites sources in Hollywood as saying Renner is out of the upcoming second film and that if Hawkeye is needed, the role will be recast.
There’s no official word yet, but we’ll let you know if we hear anything official on this one.