Jeremy Renner: I don't read comic books

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner

'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' star Jeremy Renner has revealed he doesn't read comic books.

Jeremy Renner doesn't read comic books.

The 44-year-old actor, who stars as Hawkeye in the Joss Whedon-directed 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron', has revealed that despite starring as one of the central characters in the Marvel universe, he doesn't know much about the origins of the characters.

Speaking at a press conference at the Corinthia Hotel in London yesterday (21.04.15), Jeremy was asked whether there were any comic book storylines he'd like to expand for his on-screen character, and he told BANG Showbiz: "I don't really read comics so I can't answer that part of it. I let writers who know what they're doing do that part of it, I try to do what I gotta do."

What's more, Jeremy addressed speculation he was unhappy with his character's role in the 2012 movie 'The Avengers', and revealed he spoke to the director and co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. before returning for the follow up.

He shared: "I remember talking about, not the specifics of but the ideas of what happens to Hawkeye in this movie with Downey and Joss and Ruffalo.

"There were some very cool ideas and we were able to implement them in this film, which was very, very exciting."

Avengers: Age of Ultron

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 141 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joss Whedon
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson
  • UK release: 23 April 2015

Ultron, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark (Downey Jr) to keep the peace, goes rogue and decides to kill off the Avengers. Barely logical but impressively entertaining superhero fun; Johansson and Olsen are central to the action and Whedon's script is strong, snappy and irreverent, but it doesn't have much…


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