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Now, hasn't always had the best luck when it comes to successfully keeping his foot out of his mouth during interviews. The actor - best known to many as ' - has, after all, a genuine gift for saying the exact wrong thing, at the exact wrong time, especially when it comes to the issue of gender equality. As such, any interview from which Renner successfully emerges having not said something clumsily ignorant is, sadly, a victory of sorts.

In that context, then, it's perhaps even more exciting that Renner's latest interview features not only a striking absence of unfortunate commentary, but also a whole lot of support for one of the better ideas floating around the superhero movie ether. Y'see...

Jeremy Renner Is Still Hoping For A Black Widow/Hawkeye Movie

[Credit: Marvel Comics]
[Credit: Marvel Comics]

As, indeed, are the vast majority of movie fans. Renner's thoughts on the subject, though, are capable of garnering a whole lot more attention than the rest of us typically can, seeing as a) he's Hawkeye, and b) he actually knows the people over at Marvel Studios who decide which movies to make. Which makes the fact the following comments - from a recent interview with Metro - all the more intriguing:

"I always thought it would make sense early on to do a Hawkeye/Widow movie because they’re quite similar - they don’t have powers, have high skill sets, and have history together, but I don’t think there are any discussions about that happening... I’d love to do it though."

Which, of course, begs the question:

Does Renner's Support Increase Our Chances Of Seeing A Black Widow/Hawkeye Movie?

'The Avengers' [Credit: Marvel Studios]
'The Avengers' [Credit: Marvel Studios]

Well, in one sense, absolutely. After all, if Renner was vehemently opposed to the idea, the chances of it actually happening would be slim indeed. However, as he himself notes, there haven't actually been any discussions about the idea (that he's been privy to, at least), suggesting that, while nice, his support isn't actually likely to change all that much.

After all, while devoted fans of the may be clamoring to see Hawkeye and 's team up on screen, the wider movie-going public seems perfectly content with such a film's absence. Renner, it seems, may well be left hoping for a while yet...

Still want more on Renner, and a potential Hawkeye-centric Netflix series? Never fear, we've got you covered right here.

In the meantime, though, what do you reckon? Could a Black Widow/Hawkeye movie actually happen? Let us know below!

[Edmonton Sun]


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