Is Jeremy Renner the face of Hawkeye? Jeremy Renner is in talks to join the cast of The Avengers. The actor is reportedly up for the role of Hawkeye, a villain-turned-hero who quickly becomes an integral member of the team. Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, and Don Cheadle have already been confirmed for the project. According to reports, Marvel is asking actors to take pay cuts in order to assure that the film goes ahead without budget issues.