Jeremy Renner Wasn’t Thrilled With Hawkeye’s Role In ‘The Avengers’

Jeremy Renner stars in one of the most lucrative movie franchises of the moment, but apparently he’s going to hang his hat on milking the Bourne movies to death because here he is shitting on Hawkeye’s role in The Avengers knowing full well killing off characters keeps Joss Whedon’s head shiny. And if you haven’t seen the movie, you’re probably going to want to skip this part if you don’t want to read very obvious spoilers that don’t distract from the movie at all. Via io9:

I prefer the good, because if we go to the evil part, or hypnotized or whatever the heck you want to call it, it’s kind of a vacancy. Not even a bad guy, because there’s not really a consciousness to him. The interesting part was being guilty about the bad things I did do when I was hypnotized. I think he’s already an interesting enough character. To really kind of take away who that character is and just have him be this sort of robot, essentially, and have him be this minion for evil that Loki uses. Again, I could just focus on the task. 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. That doesn’t exist in that time [that he’s hypnotized]. It happens to be for most of the movie.

Yes, because if there’s one thing missing in the role of bow and arrow guy who’s inexplicably needed in a movie with a robot man, deity and invincible rage monster reenacting the end of Transformers 3, it’s emotional complexity. Does shooting the bow remind him of his dad? Or is it the only way he knows how to say “I love you?” These things and more in The Shit Nobody Cares About.

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