With Disney acquiring the rights to both Marvel and Star Wars, there are now only two things certain in life: superhero moves and science fiction on an annual basis. With ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ in the rearview mirror and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ up on the docket, fans are getting up in arms for some of the most epic tales to be told on the big screen. Jeremy Renner plays Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he is definitely getting a feeling for which way the wind is blowing. With Hawkeye’s character arc likely winding toward a close, Renner wasted no time in getting out into the press in order to stump for his own spinoff film.
Hawkeye is one of the most fun characters that Marvel has managed to put out in their massive and sprawling cinematic universe. The reason? Ostensibly, Hawkeye is just a guy with a bow and arrow but he is going toe-to-toe with some of the greatest villains and heroes in the entire comic book universe. Of course, comic book readers know there is a lot more to learn about Hawkeye, or Clint Barton, than what has thus far been revealed and that is a big reason as to why Renner is curious about getting his own solo movie. Renner loves the idea of getting his own spinoff mvie, but he definitely wants to get it sooner rather than later. Renner admitted that he didn’t want to be “stuck in tights” when he was in his 50s.
Jeremy Renner has already played the part of the wisecracking archer for four Marvel movies and he is slated to appear in films until late 2019, at which point Renner will be turning 48. By 2019 Marvel will have wound down Phase 3 of their cinematic universe which could set up the stage for a new slate of solo films. If Renner is still into the role and if Disney wants to move in that direction, this would likely be the time for his character to get a 100-minute block of time on his own. There are numerous possibilities to cram other heroes into his story too, including the Black Widow. It’s hard to say what direction Disney might decide to go in because it has been clear from a story point of view that they are trying to wrap up Hawkeye’s character arc, repeatedly playing off of Barton’s desire to ‘retire and be with the family’.