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“I don’t want to be 50 in tights”: Jeremy Renner Hated Being Hawkeye, Wearing Spandex After Crossing 50

"I don't want to be 50 in tights": Jeremy Renner Hated Being Hawkeye, Wearing Spandex After Crossing 50

Jeremy Renner, who played the role of Clint Barton aka Hawkeye in the Avengers reveals that he always wanted to play a superhero role in the MCU. Renner had these thoughts over a decade ago and now he plays one of the most important characters in the MCU.

Renner’s character was a non-superhuman unlike many others and specialized in archery, and expert marksmanship, and excelled in hand-to-hand combat due to his background as a spy and in espionage.

Jeremy Renner’s Spandex Superhero At 50

jeremy renner - avengers 2012
Hawkeye – Avengers (2012)

Jeremy Renner in a talk show hosted by Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show said that there were rumors about creating a series for Hawkeye, but that rumor was over a decade ago. But who thought that Hawkeye would end up getting its own series he said. “I remember one of my first thoughts. This is like, 2010, 2011” said Renner.

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When Jeremy Renner appeared on The Tonight Show to discuss his role in the new six-part series, he had already turned 50 years old and didn’t want to play a superhero at that age and joked, “I’m like, ‘I don’t want to be 50 in tights! Here I am, 50 in tights!”, referring to his role in the new Disney+ series – Hawkeye.

Jeremy Renner - Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon
Jeremy Renner – Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

During the talk show, Jimmy Fallon asked many questions about his role and the plot of Hawkeye, and when he was asked about Florence Pugh’s role in the series, Renner with a blank face and replied, “Who?”. Well, this is somewhat a common reply from the actors who star in the MCU movies and series, because they want to keep the fans and audience in suspense.

Jeremy Renner’s Tragic Snow Plowing Accident

Jeremy Renner in Hospital Following Snowplow Accident
Jeremy Renner in Hospital Following Snowplow Accident

Jeremy Renner was involved in an unfortunate accident and sustained severe injuries on January 1st. Renner was helping a family member whose car was stuck in the snow while he towed out the car with a snowplow machine. After removing the vehicle from the snow, Jeremy Renner got out of the snowplow machine and went to talk to his family member when the machine started rolling down.

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In an effort trying to stop the machine from hitting his family member, he attempted to get back in the driver’s seat to apply the brakes and it was at this point that he was run over by the machine and was stuck under it till the PistenBully stopped in a pile of snow.

Hawkeye Star Jeremy Renner Along With Hospital Staff Members
Hawkeye Star Jeremy Renner Along With Hospital Staff Members

Jeremy Renner was immediately administered first aid by first responders and also their neighbors who were present on the scene helped them with towels. The police already inspected the scene and Sheriff Balaam said that there was no foul play suspected and that it was just a tragic accident.

“Thank you all for your kind words. I’m too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all.”

Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner

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The Hawkeye star was later when hospitalized and underwent two surgeries after suffering blunt chest trauma and other injuries. He remained in the intensive care unit as his condition was stable though in a critical phase. Renner posted a selfie on Instagram thanking everyone for their love and support.

Source: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Written by Rajdeep Majumder

Rajdeep Majumder is a maniac for cold coffee besides being an avid CoD enthusiast and a student of Computer Science. On top of a budding investment in music and pop culture, Rajdeep now has an accumulated interest in the world of film and television. As an aspiring content writer, he can now boast of more than 100 published articles on Fandomwire under his byline. Looking ahead, he can envision himself backpacking across Europe within 5 years’ time.