CinemaCon, the big meeting of the National Association of Theatre Owners, has made Las Vegas the hot spot this week for movie news as studios pitch their upcoming slates to the trade group’s members. And during its Marvel Studios presentation, Paramount Pictures revealed a couple of Avengers-related tidbits, both involving Hawkeye.
Confirming a rumor that dates as far back as November 2009, Cinema Blend reports that Thor footage screened at the convention shows Jeremy Renner, in arrow-firing action, in a scene with Clark Gregg’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson.
Meanwhile, Superhero Hype spotted concept art of Renner is a costume that, perhaps unsurprisingly, resembles the one designed by Bryan Hitch for The Ultimates: “In the concept art, we see Renner wearing similar dark glasses and a leather outfit with a matching over-the-shoulder leather quill for his arrows, only the movie version of Hawkeye has the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo emblazoned on it to show his government allegiances. His precision bow is much like the one used by archers who do it for sports and hunting …”
The report also mentions that the sizzle reel included Mark Ruffalo discussing the Hulk, “and how he’s definitely going to be a hero in this movie rather than being the catalyst that brings the group together.”
Thor, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hiddleston, opens on May 6. The Avengers, which stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, opens on May 4, 2012.