Jeremy Renner Thought Hawkeye Got Screwed In The Avengers. He Must Also Think The Sky Is Blue, And That The Leafs Suck

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While doing press for The Bourne Legacy, Jeremy Renner was asked about his turn as Clint Barton in The Avengers, and said this surprisingly honest thing:
"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... I was limited, you know what I mean? I was a terminator in a way. So yeah, fun stunts. But is there any sort of emotional content or thought process? No."
He is also very quick to point out that he understood why it had to be that way, that writer/director/man-beard Joss Whedon had to make concessions to characters, to tell the story well. And that he enjoyed the film, and looks forward to Avengers 2, where he might get an elevated role.

I think when you've got a dozen main characters, there are going to be losses. Whedon knows this, he had to make the same tough choices when it came to his beloved Serenity crew (Shepherd Book, Inara, Wash, Zoe, basically anyone that wasn't Mal or River). But Whedon is also very good at making things count. So, yes, Hawkeye wasn't in the film very much, and that was a weakness of the film. But other characters got larger roles (Loki, Coulson), or better roles (Black Widow, Bruce Banner) because of that sacrifice, and maybe next time, someone else can take a back seat and let Renner show what he can do.

Either that, or he can hilariously become the butt monkey of the MCU, being the guy who gets brainwashed every time an alien invades Earth. Whedon could make that work.

Via Den of Geek.
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