The Bourne Legacy hits cinemas tomorrow, and Jeremy Renner who stars as Aaron Cross in the latest entry in the Bourne franchise has sopken about his role of Hawkeye in this summer's smash hit Avengers Assemble.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Renner said that his role as the superhero archer was a "big challenge" due to the lack of "backstory or understanding" stating "At the end of the day, 90% of the movie, I'm not the character I signed on to play. I'm literally in there for two minutes, and then all of a sudden…
All I could really work on was the physical part of it all, because that didn't change. That was just the biggest challenge to overcome in playing the guy.
I was limited, you know what I mean? I was a terminator in a way. So yeah, fun stunts. But is there any sort of emotional content or thought process? No. That doesn't exist in that time [that he's hypnotised]. It happens to be for most of the movie."
However Renner said he was "okay with that" conceding "There are a lot of people in that movie. And a lot of important characters. And my character, I felt like if I can help serve story, then I did my job".
Renner's The Bourne Legacy is out tomorrow and features Rachel Weisz, Stacy Keach, Edward Norton, Albert Finney, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn, David Strathairn, Paddy Considine and Michael Papajohn.
Renner will also be seen in the title role in Tommy Wirkola's Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters with gorgeous British actress Gemma Arterton. The film just received an R rating and comes to UK screens in March next year.
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THE BOURNE LEGACY IS OUT TOMORROW