Jeremy Renner Very Briefly Talks AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

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hawkeyeJeremy Renner is the forgotten Avenger. While he had a sizable role in The Avengers, it largely one that consisted of him being under Loki‘s mind control. We saw a brief cameo in Thor and a few minutes of action in the opening and closing of The Avengers, but that’s about it for movie Hawkeye. He’s been noticeably absent from Phase Two as well. Robert Downey Jr. teased that Renner would have a very substantial role in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the fact Renner is the only Avenger we’ve seen in set photos seem to confirm that. Well now Renner himself has *briefly* talked about his expanded role and new costume in the Joss Whedon directed sequel.

Speaking with Variety, Renner relayed a humorous story about Chris Evans and the filming of the infamous shawarma scene. After that the actor talked a little bit about his next outing as the world’s greatest archer. Renner agreed with Chris Evans‘ original reluctance to sign on for six film, and said that like his co-star, he’s glad he signed on the dotted line:

You know where that leads you, the amount of time and commitment. You start to step into franchise-land and superhero land. It’s kind of terrifying when you’re an actor. It’s a huge commitment. But I’m glad I did it. All the actors are so awesome, I love them. That’s the main reason I want to keep going back. We all go through the same trials together. We’re definitely a “Bad News Bears” team.

He went on to say that his prep for the sequel dealt with a lot of fighting and “getting back in shape.” When pressed about Downey‘s comments on an expanded Hawkeye presence, Renner wouldn’t really confirm or deny. All he would say is that “I can’t give you any details, but yeah, there seems to be more to do this time. I’m excited about that.” The only thing he would talk about at any sort of length is the film’s costumes. When asked if they’re all made from the same material, the actor said:

Kind of and kind of not. It all shifts. Even from “Captain America” to “Avengers,” they worked their way through looking great and functioning great. I have one of the easiest costumes compared to the other guys, Chris Evans being one of the [harder ones]. The cowl on his head, any time you put it on, the thing gave him a migraine. It hit weird pressure points. But you have to work out the details to have it look great and function great. I feel like my costume might be changing a little bit for this “Avengers.” Who knows man? As long as the pants don’t split in the crotch, I’m alright.

We’ve seen set photos of Renner in a new costume, and a rather dashing jacket, so it seems Hawkeye will have an expanded role and a larger wardrobe. What do you think about the actor’s comments? Are you glad we’ll be getting more Hawkeye action in Age of Ultron?

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Source : Variety