Before playing Hawkeye in Joss Whedon’s 2012 superhero super-film “The Avengers,” the Oscar-nominated actor will wield the hawk hero’s bow and arrow in another Marvel movie.
“The Hurt Locker” star will make a cameo as Hawkeye in Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of “Thor,” according to TheWrap.com.
Rumors to that effect have swirled for awhile, but TheWrap reports that an unnamed source who has seen an early cut of “Thor” says Hawkeye appears in it.
That unnamed source didn’t offer any more details about the context of Hawkeye’s appearance but did confirm Samuel L. Jackson’s earlier statements that Nick Fury does not appear in “Thor.”
With or without Hawkeye, “Thor” is one of my most anticipated movies of 2011; Paramount will release “Thor” on May 6. Disney will release “The Avengers” on May 4, 2012.