Jeremy Renner Joins “The Avengers”

Renner will play everyone's favorite purple-clad archer in the Marvel epic.

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Jeremy Renner, star of The Hurt Locker, has been confirmed as Hawkeye for the upcoming Marvel epic The Avengers, bringing the cast closer still to completion.
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Former Lost star Josh Holloway is said to be in talks to join the team, as well, possibly as Henry Pym, aka Ant-Man, a character that will be getting his own feature film, to be directed by Edgar Wright. Nate Fillion has also been mentioned for the role.
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Already confirmed is Chris Evans as Captain America, seen here in concept art for the film Captain America: The First Avenger, which will come out first, on July 22, 2011.
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Art showing Chris Hemsworth as Thor from his own upcoming film was "leaked" the same day as Captain America. Thor is due May, 2011.
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Reprising their roles from Iron Man 2</I. will be Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark...
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Don Cheadle as War Machine...
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Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow...
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and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, who will is also said to be getting his own feature film, but not until after The Avengers hits.
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Edward Norton has expressed interest in going green again as The Hulk, possibly in the role of the villain.
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Geek god Joss Whedon, the genius behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Horrible, is directing as well as helping out with the script. Th efilm is slated to come out May 4, 2012.
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