EXCL: Jeremy Renner Talks The Avengers

“I never went after a big franchise,” Renner said of his upcoming blockbuster slate. “I never went after a big action movie. They just sort of kind of manifested in a way… It started off by me saying, ‘Why not be in a movie that will play all over the world, but that still has something that I can do in it?’ Why not?”

 Already featured in a brief cameo in this past summer’s Thor, Renner will soon wield Clint Barton’s bow in a more significant capacity come May 6, 2012.

“[I] was blessed to be a part of [the Marvel] universe,” he continued, “because I love what Marvel did with something so fantastical and unrealistic, making it kind of plausible, like when they did “Iron Man”. I just thought those were really great movies, the first one in particular… The character of Hawkeye was always cool. He’s kind of a rogue, shadowy character. That’s what attracted me to him. Then he’s also a human being. He just has a high skill set, so they call him a superhero.”

Though The Avengers is planned as a franchise and his character has already been suggested for a spinoff feature, Renner still teased that he’s going to be taking a break from the genre.

“You’re not going to see me do another action movie for a while,” he smiled.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol arrives on December 16th on IMAX screens and then everywhere on December 21st. Check back with ComingSoon.net for the full interview!

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