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Jeremy Renner makes up for Avengers Infinity War absence, teases Avengers 4

Jeremy Renner has said that Russo Brothers have something awesome planned for Avengers 4.

hollywood Updated: Jun 13, 2018 17:43 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye.

After months of speculation, it turned out that Jeremy Renner indeed wasn’t a part of Avengers: Infinity War. The actor spoke to USA Today in a recent interview in which he teased what fans can expect from next year’s Avengers 4 and addressed some of the backlash his absence from Infinity War had inspired.

“It’s a nice feeling, I suppose.” Renner said about fans’ excitement about his character, Hawkeye. “I think the Russo brothers (directors Anthony and Joe) got way too many death threats. I’m like, ‘Wow, dude, that’s intense. I’m sorry!’”

Fans launched petitions to have Marvel include Hawkeye in Infinity War’s promotions, and Renner, for his part, played along with the mystery, posting cryptic photos and messages on social media.

“We keep saying, ‘Patience is a virtue.’” Joe Russo said before Infinity War’s release. “We did not forget the twice-nominated Jeremy Renner. We cooked up a story for him that is a little bit of a long play. Not a short play.”

And Renner will indeed return in Avengers 4, which he was photographed filming. “Everybody’s got to bite their tongue. But if you like Infinity War, there’s some stuff to come,” Renner teased. “What I do know is it’s going to be awesome.”

No title has been revealed so far, although the Russos and Marvel chief Kevin Feige have said that the title could have been a plot spoiler for Infinity War. Avengers 4 has been described by Disney chief Bob Iger as being a ‘significant conclusion’ to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it, allowing other characters to take over from the likes of Iron Man and Captain America.

The next MCU outing is Ant-Man and the Wasp, due out in July. The film will be set before the events of Infinity War, which became only the fourth film in history to cross the $2 billion mark at the global box office.

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First Published: Jun 13, 2018 17:43 IST