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Jeremy Renner Wanted Hawkeye Killed Off In The Avengers Movie

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Tue, 08/02/2016 - 02:13

If you didn't know, Jeremy Renner wasn't a big fan of how Hawkeye was portrayed in The Avengers movie.

Renner first appeared as Clint Barton/Hawkeye in Thor, but when it came to Avengers, his character didn't see too much development as he became a minion of Loki.

Now in a new interview, Jeremy Renner goes so far as to say he wished Hawkeye had been killed off in The Avengers and even faked heart attacks on set to give Marvel Studios the hint.

“I just had a heart attack in every scene — I’d just be walking with… Scarlett Johansson, and just like be, 'Ugh!'” Renner said during a Q&A (via Yahoo). “And they said, ‘What are you doing man?’ [I said,] 'I’m giving you an option, if you just want to kick me out of this movie. Just you know, at any given moment, if you wanna kill me off, daddy’s gonna be having a heart attack.’“

Renner explains he wasn't happy with Hawkeye's direction.

"I was just getting to know who Hawkeye was, and then zap, I go round like a zombie, I’m like Loki’s minion,” Renner offered. “So I’m a little frustrated, because I was so excited to figure out who Hawkeye was.”

The good news is that now with the release of The Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War, Renner no longer feels the same.

“I don’t really want him to die now,” Renner said. “I really got to explore him a lot, and I can’t wait to explore him more, and there’s some really cool ideas coming up. Really cool ideas.

Renner then joked about Hawkeye being killed off.

"Great deaths!” he joked. “Amazing ways to die.”

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