MTV Splash Page recently spoke with Jeremy Renner, who was promoting his new movie The Town, and he gave the site a few updates on The Avengers. He will play Hawkeye in the new movie and here's an excerpt from the site where he addresses the Hawkeye costume:
"I think it's going to be a little more reality-based. You can kind of tell with Scarlett Johansson's character [in Iron Man 2], it's going to be more of a uniform... and not a big purple, comics sort of thing."
According to Renner, it's that decision to stray from the classic look that's helped the Marvel movies connect with mainstream audiences.
"That's why I think it's more palatable to audiences - there's almost a sense of reality to these superheroes. That's what makes it interesting to me, anyway."
Renner also hinted at a possible relationship between his Hawkeye character and Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow:
"We will [have a relationship], I think, in this one as well. We're kind of a team, and what that relationship is, is still to be discovered."