Jeremy Renner will reprise his role as Hawkeye in 'Captain America: Civil War'.

The actor is set to play the character for the fourth time in the highly anticipated movie, joining the likes of Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.

Joe and Anthony Russo, who directed the previous instalment 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', are expected to return as directors of the flick, where the collective governments of the world decide to regulate all superhuman activity by passing a law.

The new act causes a split between The Avengers, with Iron Man and Captain America leading the two warring sides.

Production will begin sometime this year, with the release date set for May 6, 2016 currently.

The buzz surrounding the film was only added to by Anthony Mackie - who will continue his role as Sam Wilson (Falcon) - who teased that the film would be ''stupendous''.

He said: ''Let's just say it's a wing-ding-doozy of a time. The great thing about it is, after seeing The Avengers I joked and said Captain America 2 was Avengers 1.5.

''Now with Avengers 2 coming out... Captain America 3 is so far beyond Avengers 2.5 and onto the realm of Avengers 3.8. It's by far one of the most stupendous rides Marvel has put together.''