It is fair to say that Hawkeye is the Avenger who drew the cinematic short straw, as he is definitely the hero we know the least well. A TV show based around the character would be a brilliant idea, then – even Jeremy Renner thinks so.
When asked about it at the Silicon Valley Comic Con this weekend, Renner said he would be “open” to the idea. His full reply is below:
“I think that’s actually a really great model, if there’s ever a way to explore the character, maybe it’s in that world. These are things that are really not in my control, but I’d be open to it. I’ve really enjoyed getting to explore the character more recently. The Netflix model is where all the character drama goes to now, you’re doing a superhero movie or a Netflix or HBO kind of model. So I’d be open to it. Not up to me, though.”
A grittier, more grounded take on the character, in the style of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, might even be a better fit for Hawkeye than the lighter world of The Avengers. Sadly, going from what Renner says, it doesn’t sound like Marvel are planning anything like that at the moment.