Hawkeye Can Wait! Jeremy Renner Shows Interest in Returning to $4.1 Billion Action Franchise After His Recovery From Tragic Accident

Jeremy Renner is ready to rejoin Mission: Impossible, following recovery from his harrowing snowplow accident.

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  • Jeremy Renner portrayed the quick-witted William Brandt in the Mission Impossible franchise.
  • He made the difficult choice to step away from the last two films of the franchise to prioritize being there for his young daughter.
  • Now that she's older, he feels ready to reenter the action-packed world of Mission Impossible.
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Jeremy Renner has consistently been the unsung hero in some of cinema’s most monumental franchises, be it Bourne or the Mission: Impossible series, he has always been the underrated part. While many may overlook his contributions, Renner’s portrayal of William Brandt in Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation was unforgettable.

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Jeremy Renner as Ronin in Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Jeremy Renner as Ronin in Avengers: Endgame (2019) [Credit: Marvel Studios]
However, Renner made the tough decision to step away from the franchise’s last two films to prioritize being present for his daughter as she was quite young. Now that she is older, he finds himself in a place where he can comfortably jump back into the mix of the action-packed world of the franchise. The anticipation among fans for his return is through the roof, with many eagerly awaiting his comeback and the potential impact he’ll bring to the saga.

Why Did Jeremy Renner Leave Mission: Impossible, and Why He Wants to Return Now?

Jeremy Renner played the quick-witted William Brandt in the Mission: Impossible franchise, who charmed the audiences with his lethal combat skills and razor-sharp humor. Emerging as a contender to succeed Tom Cruise‘s iconic Ethan Hunt, he was only a part of two films, leaving them longing for more of his on-screen presence.

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His absence in later installments left fans pondering what might have been. Some may not realize that Renner was originally intended for a more significant role, but circumstances prevented it.

It wasn’t animosity or fallout that kept him away, but rather his fatherhood. Renner made a conscious decision to prioritize his then-newfound role as a dad, wanting to dedicate himself fully to his growing family. Now, as his daughter grows, he eagerly anticipates the opportunity to reprise his role in the franchise. In an interview with Collider, Renner shared his eagerness to rejoin the action-packed world of espionage, hinting at the excitement he revealed,

Yeah. I had to leave that. I was supposed to do more with them. I love those guys. I love Tom [Cruise] so much. We had so much fun, and I love that character a lot. It requires a lot of time away. It’s all in London. I had to go be a dad. It just wasn’t gonna work out then. Maybe now that my daughter is older that could happen. I’d always jump into a Mission: Impossible anytime and back into Brandt. It’s great

Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner as Ethan Hunt and William Brandt in Mission: Impossible 4
Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner as Ethan Hunt and William Brandt in Mission: Impossible 4 | Paramount Pictures

While parting ways with the Mission: Impossible franchise didn’t mean Jeremy Renner vanished from the big screen, Marvel kept him incredibly busy with numerous blockbusters such as Infinity War and Endgame. And now, with his very own Hawkeye show in recent years, fans are eagerly anticipating the return of their beloved Brandt.

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Updates on Season Two of Hawkeye

While Marvel hasn’t officially announced whether Hawkeye will be returning for another season, given the success of the first one, a second is expected. After concluding its first season in December 2021, there’s been a noticeable silence regarding its future. However, recent rumors from the Marvel insider known as MyTimeToShineHello suggest that a second season might be in the works.

According to these rumors, Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld are expected to reprise their roles for another round of adventures. However, Marvel hasn’t confirmed anything yet for now at least.

Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton in Hawkeye
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton in Hawkeye | Marvel

Adding fuel to the speculation, Jeremy Renner himself expressed his willingness to return as Clint Barton during a talk at the Phoenix Fan Fusion convention in 2023. He even mentioned that he’d come back “in a heartbeat” if Marvel wanted him to.

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Now fully recovered from the horrific snow plow accident in 2023, Renner seems eager to dive back into various projects. While fans eagerly await news of his next move, they are excited for the actor.

Hawkeye is streaming on Disney+.

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Written by Sampurna Banerjee

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Sampurna Banerjee, an ardent enthusiast of pop culture and movies, pours her passion into her role as a writer for FandomWire. With a penchant for Marvel, DC, and sitcoms, she has contributed over 400 articles, staying up-to-date to the entertainment industry's latest buzz. Moreover, she's penned over 300 articles for Animated Times and shared her work across several Instagram pages. Currently she is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calcutta University.