Beefed up roles for Hawkeye and Hulk in Avengers 2

News Simon Brew 2 Apr 2014 - 06:35

Kevin Feige confirms there are bigger parts to play for Hawkeye and Hulk in Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age Of Ultron...

Since The Avengers was released in 2012, bringing Marvel Studios much money and no shortage of acclaim, some of the characters within it have had further movies. Thus, we've seen how the stories of Captain America, Thor and iron Man have consequently developed in standalone films. And in those movies, we've caught up with Black Widow, Loki and Nick Fury too.

We haven't, however, seen anything of Hulk or Hawkeye, played by Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner respectively. But according to Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige, we will be getting a lot more of both in Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

"Part of the fun of Age Of Ultron was saying, you’ve seen another Iron Man adventure before, you see another Thor adventure and another Cap adventure, but we haven’t seen the Green Goliath again", Feige told JoBlo. "So that was important in the characters you haven’t seen – Hulk being one of them and Hawkeye being one of them – Ultron will make up for it. They have very big parts in Age Of Ultron".

There's no shortage of characters to fit into the film already, but hopefully we really will get some decent quality time with Ruffalo and Renner in the new movie. Not least because Hulk was so much fun in The Avengers. Avengers: Age Of Ultron is shooting now, ahead of its summer 2015 release.


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Hulk might have been fun, but Hawkeye....? Meh.

Yes! More Hawkeye!

Hulk vs. Hulk Buster armour and I'm happy.

Hawkeye? Who?

Agree, but there's potential. More Hulk smash though. THAT scene with Loki was possibly the highlight of The Avengers for me.

We did see Banner in Iron Man 3.
Felt strange that Hawkeye wasn't merntioned in Cap2 in some way.

After seeing Cap 2 (A.K.A the winter solider) i believe Hawkeye's whereabouts during the events set in motion will be explained and explored in Avengers Age Of Ultron, as he wasn't even mentioned in the Cap 2 which was rather strange. I think that Nick Fury has him undercover in a secret organisation and he will in fact discover quicksilver and scarlet witch.

I thought they did mention him - doesn't Abed from Community say he's in Afghanistan in his cameo scene?

There is concept art of Hulk vs Hulkbuster so I'm confident we'll see it!

I think it will be a fake-out and Hulk is actually helping Tony test the Hulkbuster Armor incase he ever rampages, rather than actually fighting. It would be interesting to see as they have already shown Bruce has a bit more control while the Hulk than we're used to seeing.

Could be a great intro scene!

I missed that if he did

Or even better, as rumoured, Ultron is actually J.A.R.V.I.S, and as in Iron man 3, can control all of Iron man's suits allowing him to have an army on his side already

Defo, Hawkeye is my favourite marvel character and he has been massively underused so far. Need to see him at his quippy, sardonic best.

Here's hoping that the love for Hulk in the first movie and his expanded role in the second nets him his own sequel. Such a great character (when he's written by someone who understands he's more than meek Banner/big green rage monster), it's a real pity to see him only get crossover appearences.

I thought he wasn't mentioned too but someone pointed out to me that they mention that he's in Afghanistan at one point.

With Scarlett Johansson being up the duff, will we be seeing her just sat behind a desk/piano/hostess trolley?

It'll set up Planet Hulk, methinks. Finally, a non-Betty, Daddy, Banner chase flick. HULK STRONGEST THERE IS!!!!

Thing about Hulk is that in Avengers Assemble he worked best as a punch-line (the"I'm always angry", the Loki bashing, the Thor sucker-punch). I think Hulk is a great character that I hope Marvel will do justice to at some point (World War Hulk would be fantastic) but in cinematic terms, in Avengers movies - less Hulk = better Hulk! Similarly Jeremy Renner is doing a great job as Hawkeye but until he gets his own movie I think he's best used as a supporting role to the "money" characters. I'd hate to think that a focus group's approval of certain moments in a finely crafted super-hero movie would lead to the sandwiching-in of characters that would damage the potential of their own narrative growth..

But haven't they already said that J.A.R.V.I.S. will become Vision? I think Ultron will start off as an AI that Tony creates to control his suits so he doesn't have to (obviously despite the events of IM3 he wouldn't just give up all his tech/research), who then grows out of control/into Ultron, who then tries to use JARVIS by creating Vision (as in the comics), who ultimately turns against him to fight with the Avengers. No idea how Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are going to fit in though, given the post credits scene of Winter Soldier.

Well put Robbie, but if they can give Hawkeye even just a good couple of scenes he could carry his own film if the public react like they did to the Hulk in The Avengers, Phase 4 anyone? (Also I'd like to see Jeremy Renner get his top off in the next film, for artistic purposes of course!) maybe :)

I want to hear him say that line in the next film!


More Hawkeye? Really?!? Why?!? Such a boring character they had to make him an evil hypnotised double agent because they didn't know what to do with him. Can't they just kill him off. Please.

I believe in Whedon, he seems to know what he is doing. Renner will come into his own when they give him more to do.

I think I read that they have shot, or are prioritising, all her stuff. Depends how far gone she is when the cameras roll I suppose. Up to three months, she could still pull it all off I suppose.

I always thought it would be cool for Jarvis to be part of Ultron, but I don't know enough about Marvel to know how it works. All I know is that Vision and Ultron will both be in the next Avengers film.

Less Hulk equals more enjoyment of Hulk. The Hulk is a punchline, a battering ram, the unstoppable force and the unmovable object rolled into one; what he is not is interesting enough to support his own movie and I have two Hulk DVDs on my shelf to prove it.
Hawkeye does not need fleshing out - but they do need to lock down his character - the sarcastic outsider on the inside, esentially Spike from Buffy. Whedon can do that in his sleep. Not all characters need their own franchise. If there was a Hawkeye movie it would just end up looking like the dumbest entry of the Bourne series.
"Huh! Why is he firing a bow? Why doesn't he just shoot a gun?"

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