Jeremy Renner Up For Bringing ‘Hawkeye’ To Netflix!

"I think that's actually a really great model, if there's ever a way to explore the character, maybe it's in that world," Renner explained.

To date Netflix has been knocking it out of the park when it comes to their edgier portrayal of superheroes in their television productions.

Their version of ‘The Punisher’ who is played by Jon Bernthal has really fast become the most definitive version of the character, which is something of an achievement given that three movies tried pretty hard, but were never quite able to nail it.

This attention to detail and exploration of character has gotten the attention of a great many people including actor Jeremy Renner who plays Hawkeye in the ‘Avengers’ movies.

While talking to fans at Silicon Valley Comic Con, Renner said he’d be up for reprising the¬†superhero on a Netflix series, as he thinks the streaming service would be a good platform to dig deeper into the character.

“I think that’s actually a really great model, if there’s ever a way to explore the character, maybe it’s in that world,” he explained. “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.”

If this were to ever happen ‘Hawkeye’ would join a superhero line-up that includes ‘Daredevil’, ‘Jessica Jones’, ‘Luke Cage’ and ‘Iron Fist’.

Of course I like many fans would love to see Bernthal get his own series as ‘The Punisher’ especially having now seen him in action. So lets hope Marvel and Netflix are paying attention.

Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
3 Comments on this post.
  • Matt Moore
    21 March 2016 at 12:58 pm -

    Its cool in theory, but it would never, ever, ever happen. Remember that time Jessica Jones mentioned Captain America? No? How about Iron Man? How about ANY reference to ANY super hero outside of the Netflix shows? Did anyone, within the Netflix shows, mention anyone outside of them or vice versa? Short answer is no. The only direct reference is vague mentions of the Battle of New York and Roxxon, a corporation that isn’t even shown to be evil in current story lines (just the past ala Agent Carter).
    Mind you, Captain America, Spiderman, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Danny Rand and Frank Castle live within 40 minutes of each other by train. (Spidey lives only an 11 minute walk away from most of these guys, its Captain America that lives the farthest). But they don’t seem to take notice of the heroes around them.
    So I don’t know why, but Netflix is staying separate from the movies and ABC shows.

    • Ian Cullen
      21 March 2016 at 5:21 pm -

      I agree, but when writing the piece up I was thinking about how cool it could be if they were ever able to make something like this work.

      • Matt Moore
        23 March 2016 at 12:29 am -