Jeremy Renner Reveals Why he Was Reluctant to Join MCU as Hawkeye Every time Jeremy Renner comes on screen as Hawkeye, he nails it. But the actor says that at first, he was hesitant to play the character. He talked about speaking with the Marvel presidents and co-presidents and said, “Iron Man had come out, and I said, ‘I’m into what you guys are doing because I loved Iron Man. I like how you made Iron Man plausible. I loved that.’ So that’s where they wanted to go with [Hawkeye].” He added, “You gotta kinda sign on for a bunch of Avengers films and potential Hawkeye films, kind of sign your life away. I’m like, ‘Wait, I might be 50 in tights.’ That was my main concern. I’m like, ‘I don’t know if I want to do this. I don’t know if anyone wants to see me in tights at 50.'” Do you think Renner would look good in tights in his 50s?