Jeremy Renner ‘Always Game’ to Return to Hawkeye Role: ‘Gonna Be Strong Enough’

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Jeremy Renner ‘Always Game’ to Return to Hawkeye Role: ‘Gonna Be Strong Enough’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Just over 13 months after his near-fatal snowplow accident, AVENGERS star Jeremy Renner informed fans that he will be ready to play Hawkeye again if the opportunity came around.

“I’m always game. I’m gonna be strong enough, that’s for sure,” Renner said of the role. “I’ll be ready. All those guys come to my bedside, and they’ve been with me all along through this recovery, so…if they want me, they could have me. It would be something.”

Deadline reported, “Renner has played the role of Clint Barton across the MCU in films like 2011’s THOR, 2012’s THE AVENGERS, 2015’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, 2016’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, 2019’s AVENGERS: ENDGAME and 2021’s BLACK WIDOW. Additionally, he starred in the Disney+ series HAWKEYE.”

The actor isn’t back to full strength yet, though. He told Entertainment Tonight, “[I’m doing] probably 90 percent of all the things I needed to be doing…I think another six months will be hopefully running [more] … I got to set goals for myself.”

“I’ll do whatever I can,” he continued, “whatever it takes to get better, to get stronger. It’s a one-way street, this recovery. The rest of my life is about health and wellness. Recovery will be part of the rest of my life, so I look forward to it, man. There’s always something to do to get better, be stronger, be happier, be healthier, and that’s what I look forward to.”

The accident gave Renner a new perspective on life.

“I focus on now and this next step in front of me, ’cause there’s always another obstacle for me right now,” he said. “It’s harrowing. I can’t believe I’m sitting here right now. I’m very grateful. I’m very happy that I’m moving forward in life, and I’m happy to share this life with the amazing people who I love.”

He’s also starring in a Super Bowl commercial for Silk almond milk this year.

“All through my recovery, all I could really put down was protein shakes. [That was] the only way I could get nutrients, ’cause I had broken jaw and other gory details of that stuff. Silk almond milk was what I used every day,” he explained. “They had no idea. So cut to a year later, we meet up and they just [asked if I’d] like to do this cool story in this campaign with my daughter… They told me about the idea and I’m like, ‘I love it’… It’s wonderful.”

“I never had an ad in the big game,” Renner added. “It’s nice to be part of that, thinking [I can] check that off the box of things I want to do in my life.”

Movieguide® recently reported on Renner’s new album, “Love and Titanium”:

Renner confessed that the majority of the lyrics are from when he felt isolated and lonely during his two-week hospital stay following the accident. He called turning those feelings into lyrics “really cathartic and kind of healing.”

Although the actor is confident in front of the camera, it’s not the same when it comes to his music.

“When it comes to music, it’s just me and my thoughts and feelings and perspectives, and so it’s a little bit more revealing, and that’s a little tougher to do,” he revealed. “[It’s] tough to really just kind of be yourself and be open to being judged and criticized and all these things. [It takes] a lot of courage to have to do that…I’m a pretty private guy, but there’s certain things I feel like it’d be a shame if I didn’t [release].”

In a recent video he shared of his new music, Renner wrote, “I am overwhelmed and astonished by the kindness of others…. I live and breathe in gratitude for the opportunity to witness these pure HUMAN experiences … I have nothing left to say except thank you all.”