Jeremy Renner happened to be one of the last recruits in the Avengers team when he debuted in 2012 and before that he had miniscule screen time. Fans were keen to see him work alongside the other heroes. However, Hawkeye was shown to be just a minor part of Loki’s game plan, and he unwittingly let him access various Avengers. Later on, he has played a significant part in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War, however, Hawkeye’s or Renner’s fans have not yet got a proper chance to have a detailed look at the character.
A lot of people expected him to be killed by Ultron, but, he has survived and is currently hiding from the dispute about Sokovia Accords. However, there is not much of a chance regarding Hawkeye becoming a major character in MCU, now that Marvel is experimenting with new characters such as Doctor Strange. In case, a Hawkeye movie is not on the cards, Renner won’t mind getting a Netflix original series.
Renner was talking to IGN during the promotions of his next film Arrival, and he was questioned about this. The quality of shows such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage has made it clear that Hawkeye might be a great option too. In case Marvel and Netflix proposed the concept to him, he might be willing to take it up. This is what Renner said:
I don’t know the practicality of that, but any of these characters that I play I’d love to dig into more. I never feel like I get enough time with any character I play, and that’s one of them.
Hawkeye is expected to suit the measured adaptation of superheroes that Netflix and Marvel have done so far, nobody has given any real indication of it being in the works. Marvel and Netflix have a calendar full of fresh seasons of their ongoing shows and potential solos. Therefore, they might not have a window for Hawkeye. At the same time, Hawkeye has never really got a vital role within the MCU, the way other Avengers have. Therefore, a Netflix series might be his chance to do that. In case Renner is serious about his willingness then we hope that the other parties give this a consideration.
A Hawkeye show can do wonders for the character and also it might set up a crossover for the MCU if Avengers: Infinity War or Avengers 4 is not able to do that. Hawkeye coming to Netflix will create a path for him to come across the Defenders and that could be a genuine crossover of the various streams of the universe. Marvel can even take it further by introducing Adrianne Palicki as Mockingbird for the small role. This would also be loved by the fans. However, these are mere speculations and fan wishes. The good thing is that Renner finds this idea interesting.
Further updates on Hawkeye will be shared with you as soon as information comes out.