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Renner, McDonough to Join Marvel Universe; Holloway Lost?

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Jun 04, 2010 | 3:39am EDT

Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner is nearing a deal to play Hawkeye in Marvel's The Avengers while Neal McDonough is closing in on the role of Dum Dum Dugan in the studio's Captain America: The First Avenger.

This begs the question of where Josh Holloway may fit into the Marvel universe. Reports earlier this week said the studio was eyeing the TV star for a lead part in one of its upcoming projects including both the Hawkeye and Dum Dum roles. So, is Ant-Man still on the table?

The Joss Whedon-directed Avengers will see Renner will play the bow-and-arrow-carrying hero Hawkeye, says the Heat Vision blog.

Renner will join Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Don Cheadle as War Machine.

McDonough, meanwhile, will join the Joe Johnston-directed Captain America, says Deadline. Production starts in July in the UK.

Marvel did not confirm either report.

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