He was simply out to prank tweeters when he said Nathan Fillion would be playing minitaurized Marvel man Ant Man in “The Avengers”, but Joss Whedon was as serious as a rape charge when it comes to declaring Oscar Nominee Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye.

Whedon tells Ontheredcarpet.com that Renner will indeed be sprouting hawks for his upcoming superhero battle royale.