Jeremy Renner On Playing Hawkeye In THE AVENGERS; Possible Solo Movie
The actor discusses his role in the block-busting Marvel superhero ensemble, his relative lack of screen time as the REAL Clint Barton, and the chances of seeing a Hawkeye spin-off movie some day..
Jeremy Renner has sounded ever so slightly disappointed in his lack of screen time -- at least when compared to the rest of the cast -- in Marvel's The Avengers in past interviews, and that continues here. In an interview with the LA Times' Hero Complex, the Bourne Legacy actor brings up the fact that for most of the movie, Clint Barton is actually an "evil" version of himself after being enslaved by Loki, and only gets to cut loose as the real Hawkeye towards the end. Renner says that he much preferred playing the "good" Hawkeye, because the other version
had "no real consciousness to him"..
"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."
When asked flat out if he was disappointed, Renner responds very diplomatically --"You know, there are a lot of people in that movie. And a lot of important characters. And my character, I felt like if I can help serve story, then I did my job.". Well, I don't think he really has any reason to be disappointed. Hawkeye may not have had as much to do as the rest of the team, but Renner did a great job with everything he did do, and actually emerged as many fans' favorite character. Which brings us to that solo Hawkeye movie we have heard might be on the cards. Unfortunately Renner doesn't seem to know much more than we do, but says there is always a possibility..
"I don’t know. I think there’s always possibilities of anything in the Marvel universe. There’s gotta be a want from people to see something like that. I don’t know if there is. Maybe there is maybe there isn’t. But who knows? We’ll see."
For the full interview click on the link back to the LA Times website below.
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