Avengers Star Would Like His Own Netflix Show
"The Netflix model is where all the character drama goes to now."
While Marvel's Netflix shows and its big superhero movies both continue to thrive, there has been relatively little overlap between the two, despite existing in the same universe. Now one of the stars of The Avengers has revealed that he would be interested in taking his character over to the small screen.
During a recent Q&A at the Silicon Valley Comic Con, Hawkeye actor Jeremy Renner spoke about potentially playing the character in a future Netlix series. "I think that's actually a really great model," he said, via Screenrant. "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."
Renner has played Hawkeye in both The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, plus the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, but to date no standalone movie featuring his character has been announced. During a Reddit AMA last year, the actor explained that he would be keen to topline a film. "But all I can do is want," he admitted. "And that's all I can do. It all comes down to the content, and really how the puppeteers at Marvel can manifest a story that's worthy of a solo movie. Not sure what that is, or how that is, but I'm confident they can do whatever they want, if they want to do it. And I'd be game."
The latest Marvel show to hit Netflix was the second season of Daredevil, which premiered last Friday (March 18). A teaser for the upcoming Luke Cage was included at the end of the season--this is now available to watch online. Check it out here.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that another Marvel Netflix show--Iron Fist--had found its lead actor. Games of Thrones star Finn Jones will play the supernaturally powered martial arts master in the show, which is expected to debut in 2017.