Re: Marvel may recast Hawkeye for Avengers 2
It doesn't appear as though there is any new information in the article - they're just looking at the facts. Hiddleston, Smulders, Gregg, Johansson, Ruffalo, Downey Jr., Paltrow, Evans, Hemsworth, Jackson and Skarsgard all have Phase II roles either in films or Agents of SHIELD. Renner joins Harry Dean Stanton, the cop that questions why he should follow Cap's orders and the SHIELD agent that feebly attempts to prevent the taking of the Quinjet as the actors with speaking parts in the Avengers who (probably) aren't in Marvel's future plans.
Perhaps this is a shot across the bow at the contract demands of the other non-Downey Jr. players that, yes, they will indeed recast. And while I like the character of Hawkeye, I am not sure why the Agents of SHIELD would have need of a sniper.