Tony Gilroy

It’s going to be a very busy summer for action star Jeremy Renner as he not only co-stars in Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Hawkeye, but Renner shows off what he can do without a bow and arrow in the upcoming The Bourne Legacy, which will be released later this year on August 3rd.

Written and directed by Tony Gilroy, who penned the previous three Matt Damon-starring Bourne movies, this film takes a side look at the Bourne-iverse, and another agent from “The Outcome program” that got screwed by the man and is looking for some payback. Extreme payback!

Admittedly, we all have our concerns about this franchise going forward without either Damon or director Paul Greengrass, but can he refuse the year of Renner so out of hand? I think not.

The Bourne Legacy, stars Renner who’s joined fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn return from previous Bournes.

Check out the teaser below:

Source: /Film

Hawkeye Confirmed as New Jason Bourne!

Wow, that was FAST!

It seems that Jeremy Renner, who burst into theaters in The Hurt Locker, has rapidly become the new “it” man.

Universal Pictures announced a short time ago that Renner has officially been cast as the new Jason Bourne in the reboot/prequel entitled The Bourne Legacy!

Director Tony Gilroy originally wanted Oscar Issac from Sucker Punch to star in the film, but thankfully the studio didn’t approve. I’m actually excited for this, as Renner has the action and bad-ass chops to pull it off.

Want proof?

He just finished filming Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol, currently making Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, and he is playing Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye) in Marvel Studios upcoming film The Avengers directed by Joss Whedon.

Do you think of Renner (I’m biased, as I’m a huge Marvel and Hawkeye fan)? Is he up to the task to be be Bourne?

Let us know in the comments!