If you were a fan of the secondary characters in 2012′s Avengers team-up, then you’ll like this tidbit. According to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, both Hulk and Hawkeye will have more of the spotlight when Avengers: Age of Ultron hits screens next summer.
It “was important in the characters you haven’t seen [since the first Avengers movie] — Hulk being one of them and Hawkeye being one of them — [that] Ultron will make up for it,” Feige tells JoBlo. “They have very big parts in Age of Ultron.”
In the comics, Hawkeye was successfully rebooted by Matt Fraction in 2012. Meanwhile, Hulk has had two previous screen incarnations – 2003′s The Hulk and 2008′s The Incredible Hulk, which is part of the Marvel cinematic universe.
Since Avengers, we’ve seen Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and this week’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And coming soon, we’ll see Guardians of the Galaxy, Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America 3, another Thor and Doctor Strange. There’s also a possibility of a Black Widow spinoff. But there has been no news on whether we’ll see Hulk or Hawkeye in their own standalone film.
“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 says.
Ultron will also be dropping two additional heroes (at least) into the next Avengers including Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. So, along with Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Black Widow, I’m not sure how much additional screen time there can be for Hulk and Hawkeye, but I’m pleased nonetheless.
Hulk was a scene stealer in the first film (really, Mark Ruffalo deserves his own film), while Clint Barton was relegated to mostly a background role after he was put under mind control by Loki. still, I’d like to see a Matt Fraction-version of the character on the big screen with Jeremy Renner starring.
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