big screen, the most underrated and away from the attention is Clint Barton aka Hawkeye aka Jeremy Renner. The always plain face guy ready to kill you if you even think of harming his family and friends has over the years found a special place in the heart of the audience. Renner has played him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the beginning, and now is getting all the attention.
With Disney + stepping into business and Marvel making extended shows featuring their MCU Characters for the streaming, many have found a new life. Most recently they released the first two episodes of Hawkeye that brought Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton to the center. But did you know the actor had at first almost rejected playing the arrow shooting superhero? Yes, he did and the reason was hilarious. Read on to know everything you should about the same.
The first time we met Jeremy Renner in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Hawkeye was in the 2011 release Thor. He recalls how when Kevin Feige, Marvel President, approached him for the part, he was first excited but soon was reminded of the fact that he will have to wear tights as a superhero at the age of 50.
Jeremy Renner said: “I remember going to talk with [Marvel Studios president] Kevin Feige and [Marvel Studios co-President] Lou D’Esposito, and they were showing me the Ultimates version of Hawkeye. Iron Man was out, and I Said, ‘I’m into what you do because I loved Iron Man. I love the way you made Iron Man plausible. So that’s where they wanted to go with [Hawkeye]. say ‘Great!’ ”
“You kind of have to sign up for a bunch of Avengers movies and potential Hawkeye movies, sort of get away from your life. I say to myself: “Wait, I may be 50 in tights.” It was my main concern. I’m like, ‘I don’t know if I want to do this. I don’t know if anyone wants to see me in 50 ‘tights, ”added Hawkeye star Jeremy Renner.
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