Jeremy Renner is a renowned actor in the movie industry for playing different roles in movies and TV Series, which showcases his versatility as an actor. However, he is extremely renowned in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for his portrayal of Clint Barton/ Hawkeye. The actor’s portrayal of the character is praised by critics and fans.
Even though Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye is so popular among the MCU fans, he was quite upset with the writers of his character during the first Avenger film. Primarily because his Avengers teammates had superpowers, while he had a bow and arrow to fight the Chitauri army. The writers of The Avengers did him dirty as they left Renner in a state of fury and confusion while shooting the film as he played the character.
Jeremy Renner Was Disappointed With His Character Sketch in The Avengers
Jeremy Renner has been portraying the role of Clint Barton/ Hawkeye since 2011, and he has been part of the original 6 Avengers, together with his co-stars he was able to contribute to the success of the franchise. However, during a Q&A session at London Film and Comic-con, he shared his resentment from playing the character, and before he could figure out his role, he was “Loki’s minion.”
“I never really told anybody this. Bbut in the first Avengers… I was just getting to know who Hawkeye was, and then zap, I go round like a zombie, I’m like Loki’s minion. And I’m still not even sure who Hawkeye was at that point. So I’m a little frustrated, because I was so excited to figure out who Hawkeye was.”
The Wind River actor continued that he was so frustrated playing the role that he told the writers to kill him off in the first film.
“I just had a heart attack in every scene – I’d just be walking with… Scarlett Johansson, and just like be ugh,” Renner said, clutching his chest theatrically. “And they said, ‘What are you doing man?’ I’m giving you an option, if you just want to kick me out of this movie. Just you know, at any given moment, if you wanna kill me off, daddy’s gonna be having a heart attack.”
While he was annoyed playing the role, he soon changed his decision and continued to be a part of the franchise as the first film was a massive success around the world amassing a whopping $1.5 billion worldwide at the box office.
Jeremy Renner Decided To Continue Being The Hawkeye
Even though Jeremy Renner wanted to kick the bucket while shooting The Avengers, he decided to change his decision after looking at the immense success of the first film. Moreover, he continued in the same Q&A session that as the franchise continued, his character had an expanded role in the movie and now he doesn’t want Hawkeye to die.
“I don’t really want him to die now. I really got to explore him a lot, and I can’t wait to explore him more, and there’s some really cool ideas coming up. Really cool ideas. Great deaths! Amazing ways to die.”
Hawkeye is one of the two original surviving Avengers, and he might be part of the upcoming Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
The Avengers can be streamed on Disney+.
Source: Radio Times