Jeremy Renner talks Avengers disappointment
Two time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner has spoken about his role as Hawkeye in Marvel Avenger's Assemble and how little he had to do in it. The actor is currently headlining The Bourne Legacy, which is out on Monday, and yapped to the folks at The Los Angeles Times:
"At the end of the day, 90% of the movie, I’m not the character I signed on to play. I’m literally in there for two minutes, and then all of a sudden… All I could really work on was the physical part of it all, because that didn’t change. That was just the biggest challenge to overcome in playing the guy. Also, we’re pretty much introducing a new superhero character to everyone in a movie where there’s a thousand superheroes.
So there’s not a lot of back story or understanding we can really tell about who Clint Barton is, or Hawkeye, and is he working for SHIELD or not. There’s a lot of unanswered questions, even for me. And I was OK with that. At least I was still in the movie. And I was glad for that.
The closest thing I could really link to was Scarlett [Johansson's] character, Black Widow, because they have a history. And that definitely plays in the movie, I think. And obviously, you can’t go into too much just because there’s so much story to tell, but you definitely get a sense that they’re connected, and that there’s something really, really important that ties them together. And I could try to summarize it, but it can go a lot of places. That excites me, though, that there’s room for other things."
We still may see a Hawkeye spin-off, but it could possibly involve Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow given the history of the characters.
Story by Mike Sheridan | 16:23 | Thursday 9th August 2012 | Movie News
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