‘Captain America’: Civil War's Confirmed Cast Now Includes Jeremy Renner, to Reprise Hawkeye Character

3:46 PM EDT 3/9/2015 by Kara Michelle, Celebeat Reporter

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Marvel Cinematic Universe's Captain America: Civil War is set to have Jeremy Renner, 44, as part of what is now turning out to be an ensemble cast. He will be reprising his role of Hawkeye, the character he portrayed in Thor, The Avengers, and the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. Renner will be joining Chris Evans who plays the titular character, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, Daniel Bruhl as Baron Zemo, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Captain America: Civil War is a sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Avengers, 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and this year's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Scheduled for release to theaters on May 6, 2016, Captain America: Civil War is being produced by Kevin Faige, Victoria Alonso, Mitchell Bell, Alan Fine, Louis D'Esposito, and Stan Lee. Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely based on the original comic book story by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, the studio's plot outline says that following the events of the Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world will be passing an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This move polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing the creation of two factions, one siding with the pro-regulation sentiment headed by Iron Man, the other against the regulation headed by Captain America. Eventually, the rift leads to an epic battle between former allies.

On what else to expect from the final chapter in Captain America's film trilogy, Marvel's Kevin Faige, according to Screen Crush said: "I don't want to give too much away, but needless to say, the generalities of the act [superhero registration] are the same. Something happens, perhaps it's cumulative for things that have happened though all of the movies leading up to this point. It has made the governments of the world say 'we need to have some oversight of these guys. They need to report to somebody.' So it becomes more... it falls under that umbrella, rather than 'you have to take off your mask.' It's not about the secret identity thing, as much as it is about, overall, who reports to who, and who can agree to oversight committee. Because as of now, in Avengers 2, there is no more security council, there is no SHIELD, obviously. Stark is paying for it, Captain America is running it, and things occur that will make governments begin to question."

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