This week, it was reported that Jeremy Renner would once again suit up as Hawkeye in a live-action series on Disney+, which will not only feature the character's return but also see him groom his successor, Kate Bishop. However, Marvel and Disney have yet to officially announce the series and both parties have since remained tight-lipped.
Nevertheless, when Renner appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote the upcoming release of Avengers: Endgame, the conversation inevitably turned toward the Hawkeye series. When probed by Kimmel, though, Renner played coy.
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"Well, that’s — look at their name," he said, clearly referring to Variety, which is the outlet that first reported the news. "They have a variety of stories. They have lots of different things to say."
The late-night show host then remarked that Variety isn't a simple tabloid and that its stories are usually accurate.
"Yeah, they are," Renner answered, which prompted Kimmel for clarification.
"They are? They are right on?" he asked.
"They could be — with their stories, the variety of stories that they have. I don’t know anything about this," the actor then said with a faint smile.
Chances are we won't hear anything definitive from Renner until Marvel makes an official announcement, but his humorous evasiveness might be telling. Of course, most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's future is currently shrouded in mystery, as the studio gears up for the highly anticipated release of Endgame. Once the film, as well as July's Spider-Man: Far From Home hit theaters, though, Marvel may finally reveal its plans for the future.
Currently, there has only been one Marvel scripted series confirmed for Disney+, a Loki series set to feature the return of Tom Hiddleston as the God of Mischief. Other projects, such as Scarlet Witch and Vision series and a Falcon and Winter Soldier team-up are currently rumored. On top of that, two docuseries have been confirmed for the streaming service, Marvel 616, focusing on the history of Marvel, and Marvel's Hero Project, which will reveal "the remarkable, positive change several young heroes are making in their own communities."
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau and Bradley Cooper, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin. The film arrives April 26.