Disney will reportedly continue to cast Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in the MCU providing nothing comes of the allegations made by his ex-wife.
Ever since Avengers: Endgame broke box office records to become the highest-grossing movie of all time, Disney has been hit with various pieces of MCU-related bad news. The biggest blow came in the form of Spider-Man being ripped from their world and placed back in Sony's. Thankfully, the Spidey tug-of-war between Sony and Disney has since been resolved.
Disney's next actor-related MCU problem comes in the form of Jeremy Renner, or as Marvel fans will know him, Hawkeye. Renner's ex-wife has been making all sorts of heinous accusations against the actor regarding his mental stability and what allegedly happened between them when they were together. It's a very messy situation since the pair has a young daughter together.
There have been rumors that Disney was considering cutting and even recasting the role of Hawkeye following the accusations made by Renner's ex-wife. Situations such as these can be tricky ones for anyone in the public eye, and hard waters to navigate for the big companies that they work with, hence why Disney reportedly considered cutting Renner from their MCU plans before the matter has been settled.
Now The Independent has reported that Disney actually plans to keep hold of Renner, and the role of Hawkeye will remain his for future Marvel projects. That does ultimately depend on the outcome of the issues between Renner and his ex-wife, that's what we're assuming anyway. Hawkeye likely has a big role to play in the MCU going forward too. Not just in future movies, but also his own TV show on Disney+.
The past two years have been Marvel's biggest to date, but the future of the franchise might be even bigger. Black Widow will officially kick off phase four next May and will be followed by The Eternals later on in 2020 during which Angelina Jolie will make her MCU debut. As for Hawkeye, we're not sure when exactly we'll see Renner next. Perhaps his reappearance will be delayed, at least for the time being.