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Jeremy Renner Not Loving on 'Avengers'

August 10th, 2012 10:42am EDT | NextMovie By: NextMovie favorite Add to My News

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Jeremy Renner is not too pleased with (arguably) one of summer's greatest flicks. Yes, we're talking about "The Avengers," beloved by critics and fanboys alike — a phenomenon that almost never happens. So why is Renner so cross? In sum, he thought his character blew did not come across well in the finished flick, Total Film reports.

"For 90% of the movie, I'm not the character I signed on to play," he explains. "It's kind of a vacancy. [He's] not even a bad guy, because there's not really a consciousness to him. To take away who that character is and just have him be this robot, essentially, and have him be this minion for evil that Loki uses... I was limited, you know what I mean? I was a terminator in a way. Fun stunts. But is there any sort of emotional content or thought process? No."

Hmm. Well, in his defense, ('cause he does seem kinda crabby about the whole thing) his character Hawkeye is brainwashed by Loki pretty much from the get-go. He also gets pretty much no backstory in comparison to his super-powered colleagues, leaving him as a relative enigma. Even to Renner.

"Is [Hawkeye] working for SHIELD or not? There's a lot of unanswered questions, even for me."

It's nice to hear an actor speaking his mind, but if this is Renner's play for a standalone film, we're betting we'll never know the answers.



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