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Casting Reports: Jeremy Renner for 'Avengers', Neal McDonough for 'Captain America'

June 4, 2010 (4:10 am) GMT
The 'Hurt Locker' actor is said to slip in Hawkeye's costume, while the 'Minority Report' star could play an officer of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dum Dum Dugan.

Two more actors are reportedly close to play Marvel characters. The Hollywood Reporter claims is in final negotiations to take a role in "" while Deadline Hollywood reports that Neal McDonough is in talks to join the cast for "".

Renner, who shot to fame after appearing in Oscar-winning movie "", is allegedly to portray "bow-and-arrow-carrying hero" Hawkeye. As for McDonough, the 44-year-old actor who once appeared in "Minority Report" could be seen playing Dum Dum Dugan, a S.H.I.E.L.D. officer who is described as the right-hand man to Nick Fury in the comics.

"The Avengers" currently has , , and on the official cast line-up. The film that will bring together the superhero team of Marvel Comics characters will also feature The Hulk, but it has not been announced who will portray the green giant. The movie itself is set for May 4, 2012 U.S. release.

"Captain America: The First Avenger", meanwhile, has tapped Chris Evans to tackle the titular character, joined by who will be the superhero's sidekick Bucky Barnes, and who will star as Captain America's love interest Peggy Carter. Shooting is scheduled to begin this summer in England and the flick is due to come out July 22, 2011 in the U.S.

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