Jeremy Renner recently participated in a fan QnA over at Reddit where the Hawkeye-actor let it be known he would be up for a Marvel Studios solo film as well as a role in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Renner also jokes with the fans about Robert Downey Jr, talks his favorite superhero and more.
Check it out:
What do you think about the Green Arrow?
It's a different universe.
Besides Hawkeye, which other superhero do you think would be fun to portray?
I'm cool where I'm at. I like doing Hawkeye. If I only get one - I'm glad it's Hawkeye.
During all the drama of Iron Man 3 and Cap 2, Hawkeye was nowhere to be seen. Where do you think he would be?
I think you're going to find out in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Were you upset about the lack of Hawkeye in The Winter Soldier? Personally I was hoping for at least an after credits stinger with you grilling burgers on your buildings roof, while the helicarriers all crashed in the background.
No. I have no feelings about that.
Who's the last famous person you texted with?
I'm kinda doing it now... Robert Downey Jr.
Thor vs Loki, who wins?
Jeremy, you are awesome! What does Robert Downey Jr. smell like?
How about... candy canes. Downey smells like candy canes. Hahaha!
Would you rather fight a a Groot sized Rocket or twenty Rocket sized Groots?
Groot-sized rocket. I'm going to go with the massive one, yeah. I don't want a bunch of little piranhas coming after me!
Hey Jeremy will you ever Instagram those photos of Robert Downey Jr washing your car?
Hahaha... I don't know what you're talking about.
If you could sing ANY song in character as hawkeye for a marvel one-shot or end-of-credits stinger, what would it be?
If I could sing any song as Hawkeye?
How about.. Bon Jovi's Blaze of Glory? Hahaha!
You've worked with Sam Jackson twice now (MCU and Swat.) What's the coolest interaction you guys have had?
I think... anytime you can get Sam Jackson to curse, to speak expletives, that's amazing. It's not very difficult to do, Hahahaha! But he can make bad words sound good! It's amazing! I think there's an app making Sam Jackson say bad words, and again, he's one of the funniest guys I know. Love me some Sam.
You seem pretty athletic and fit (especially for all those action movies!) so do you do most of your own stunt work?
I do all of my own stunts, yes.
In a battle royale of all the characters you've played, who would come out victorious?
I guess, you gotta go for the superhero, i guess?
What is the best/funniest practical joke you have seen happen on the set?
Oh, seeing happen and heard happen are very different things. Downey is top of the list of most of those, but most of those I didn't see. What I HAVE seen on set... I don't know! Practical jokes... when someone does their off-camera, and it happens quite often, when people are off-camera doing a scene, they like to distract their fellow actor and screw with them a little bit, and sometimes you'll do it naked, or no pants, to try to distract them and screw them up. So I've seen that MUCH more than once. Hahaha. Or at least topless. Hahah.
What is the last movie you saw at the theater?
Guardians of the Galaxy.
Thanks for doing this AMA. Did you ever lose focus on the set of American Hustle when seeing Bale's character? What is the best thing about working on the Avengers: Age of Ultron?
No, I think - there's a thousand reasons to lose focus. Seeing Bale's character helped me get INTO character, the complete opposite. It's funny because David's sitting over here in the corner! We have the cast in the whole get up, David was playing music, it was very easy to be locked into that time, place and space, so it was not a distraction, it actually helped me get into character.
is there any chance of you appearing on Agents of SHIELD?
I guess, again - those are questions that are tough to really answer, because it's above my pay grade, haha! It's not something I sit and think about. But I suppose if it was offered up, there's an outside chance it could happen. I haven't seen the show, so I don't know how it works, but I'm sure the folks at Marvel have ideas, and when they're strong enough, they'll bring 'em to me. But I love me some Clark Gregg, he's so great. We killed him and brought him back to life to do Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., he's so good!
Who's your favorite superhero?
I don't have a favorite. My first crush was Wonder Woman, Linda Carter, she was my first crush as a young boy, but that doesn't mean she's my favorite superhero. As a young kid, I was a big Spider-Man fan, I always wanted to be Peter Parker.
Robert Downey Jr. said that his favorite comic book hero is Hawkeye because of his 2 year old. How did you trump Iron Man?
Well, when your dad's Iron Man, I suppose... maybe he's tired of 'im! And he's 2 for chrissakes. Maybe it's more fun to shoot bows & arrows.
I was with Downey and his family recently, and it's funny to see his boy in the car seat- he actually liked Hawkeye and Thor, maybe it's the bow and arrow and hammer, but somehow we made it into Downey's son's bathtub, our action figures did anyway.
Haha - and it's cool to have a 2 year old fan. It's pretty awesome.
Huge fan of all your work. I was wondering if you would ever have an interest in doing a stand alone Hawkeye film based on the new storyline presented in the newest Hawkeye comic series. Your portrayal of Clint is incredible, and I think the content in the new comics would be great to see on screen.
Am I interested? Always have been interested. I always love Clint, and in the last Avengers: Age of Ultron, we got to dive into him some more. Very excited about the outcome of it, and where it can go in the future. But all I can do is want. And that's all I can do. It all comes down to the content, and really how the puppeteers at Marvel can manifest a story that's worthy of a solo movie. Not sure what that is, or how that is, but I'm confident they can do whatever they want, if they want to do it. And I'd be game.
Jeremy Renner can be seen as Hawkeye in The Avengers 2 May 1, 2015.