Jeremy Renner is reportedly very close to signing a deal that will allow him to play the role of Hawkeye in the Avengers film. The project is going to be a superhero movie on steroids since it will feature a wealth of characters such as Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow. Paramount has set a May 4, 2012 release for the film.
Renner received an Oscar nod for his performance in <em>The Hurt Locker</em>, and he's obviously been receiving a ton of offers since. Later this year he'll appear alongside Ben Affleck in <em>The Town</em>.