I’m getting excited about the up-coming Avengers movie. First, Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Friggin’ Vampire Slayer) signed on to direct. Then we got some pretty exciting leaks of concept art for Cap and Thor. Now, Entertainment weekly is reporting that “The Hurt Locker”‘s Jeremy Renner is close to signing on to play Hawkeye.
How’s that for casting? Perfect, says I! Renner has the intensity to play Hawkeye. But he also has the charisma to make the sometimes unsympathetic character likable.