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Does Sawyer have a role in The Avengers?

Illustration for article titled Does Sawyer have a role in The Avengers?

Sounds like Marvel has been reading our fantasy casting list. First it there were the Nathan Fillion rumors, and now the shirtless demi-god Josh Holloway is the newest rumored Avengers cast member. But who should he play?

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Avenger News was tipped off that Holloway might be popping up in Marvel's giant Avengers film:

We received this interesting tidbit about "LOST" star Josh Holloway over the weekend. Apparently there's been talk between Marvel and his group to play a "lead" role in an upcoming Marvel film. We mention a "lead" role because these bigger actors often won't sign "retainers", meaning everything should be 100% locked (character, film, etc) for Josh once he's signed the dotted line.

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While it might be simple for him to be a "wild card" member S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, we think Sawyer is absolutely perfect for Hawkeye — he's already got the arms going for him. What say you? Again these could all just be rumors, but he is hot off the series finale of Lost so it's not a crazy idea.

[via the HD Room]

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PlaidNinja
PlaidNinja

I don't really know who Hawkeye is (sorry, not a comic reader, don't kill me!) but part of me thinks he would have made a good Nick Fury if Sam Jackson wasn't already in the role. (unless he's too young, redneck, etc)