Jeremy Renner has officially begun filming scenes for Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War.” The actor took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce that he is all set to reprise his role of Hawkeye from “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
The 44-year-old actor is a part of ensemble cast, which consists of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen and others. “Captain America: Civil War” is currently being shot in metro Atlanta and the remaining parts will be filmed in Puerto Rico, Germany and Iceland. Renner also shared a first look at the film’s logo. In the image, the actor can be seen showing the back of a chair that appears to have a “Captain America: Civil War” logo. He can be seen wearing a leather jacket that, according to Web rumors, may be part of Hawkeye’s new costume.
— Jeremy Renner (@Renner4Real) May 21, 2015
It has yet to be revealed how Hawkeye will factor into the new film. According to MTV, Hawkeye will go wherever Black Widow (Johansson) goes. So he could either be with Iron Man (Downey) or Captain America (Evans). Stan Lee and Don Heck created the Hawkeye character and he was first introduced as a villain in the comic book “Tales of Suspense” No. 57. The character later becomes the part of the Avengers in “Avengers” No. 16. He has exceptional archery skills and is an brilliant acrobat.
“Captain America: Civil War” takes place after the events of “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Captain America, aka Steve Rogers, will be shown heading a new team of Avengers who will be working for the benefit of the humanity.
The film is scheduled to be released May 6, 2016. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are set to direct. It will be followed by “The Avengers: Infinity War Part -1,” and “The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2,” which are set to be released May 4, 2018, and May 3, 2019, respectively.