Uh oh, Jeremy Renner could be in some serious trouble after all that recent drama with his ex-wife. Known for his role as Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Renner’s position in the world’s highest-grossing franchise could be jeopardy if the latest reports are to be believed.
accused the Marvel star of ‘trying to kill her’. The pair are currently heading to court to battle for custody of their 6-year-old daughter, and safe to say, things have gotten a little ugly.
With Renner being a hot topic at the moment, industry insider Daniel Richtman claims Disney is looking at recasting the character. Posting on Twitter, Richtman simply wrote, “Just heard something. Heard Marvel are considering some options just in case they’ll decide not to use Renner for the Hawkeye show.”
MCU fans were quick to pick up on the news and share their views on the whole debacle.
Please don't let this be another Gunn attempt. Especially when TMZ is involved.— Robert #BernieSquad? (@bobbysworld2895) October 20, 2019
I was knee jerk with the report and was shocked but then to see it was allegations, unconfirmed, by a wife who has other allegations that are worse than his, during a divorce period, in 2014.
I hope they don't. I couldn't give a shit less about what he's done in his personal life. He's a good Hawkeye and I'd like to see him again.— Kaitlin???? (@kaitlin_sue16) October 20, 2019
Man just got a $15million payday from Endgame. She wants that money. Renner is a UN ambassador for peace and works with his local Sheriff Department, heís just fine— Wandering American?? (@dan06178817) October 20, 2019
Honestly, even if these allegations are fake they'd probably still replace them. Disney wouldn't want people to look up Hawkeye and see that he might've pointed a gun at his wife.— grace? (@gamer__grace) October 21, 2019
I don't think there is enough to go off of on either side of the argument to decide whether he should be killed off/recasted or what not quite yet. Let's not defend either side yet.— Robert, the Red Dell (@puppetguy01) October 20, 2019
However, I do support Marvel considering options for the character… Just in case…
I'm gonna be so upset if they do this. I remember watching an old interview of renner and sacrjo and they were talking about wanting solo projects and he looked so excited at comic con. I really hope things work out.— what? (@whatev_1999) October 20, 2019
In case anyone doesn’t know, Renner is supposed to be leading Disney+’s upcoming Hawkeye. When Kevin Feige announced his impressive slate of MCU movies and shows for Phase 4, Hawkeye was a major announcement for the streaming service.
For as long as I can remember, Renner has been championing himself for a Hawkeye series, and he’s finally got his wish. If (emphasis on the IF) Disney decides to show Renner the door, it’s likely they’d write his character out.
It’s already confirmed that the fan-favourite character of Kate Bishop will be part of the series. Bishop is well-known in the comics and takes on the mantle as the second Hawkeye. It would be relatively easy to make Bishop the focus of Hawkeye, but there’s sure to be some serious backlash if Renner gets the boot.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens with Renner, but if the courts decide in Pacheco’s favour, it could be bad news for the Hollywood hunk.
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