“Avengers: Age Of Ultron” hits theaters next weekend, but it’s already earned an early two-day total of $44.8 million from 26 international markets. Pundits speculate it could open to $150-160 million its first weekend in North America.
As you’ve probably heard, it’s a big-ass movie, featuring dozens of characters and Marvel Cinematic Universe cameos, and is stuffed to the gills with stories and people (read our review here). Apparently the Joss Whedon-penned script was so dense and CG-driven that it kinda confused Jeremy Renner at first.
“I was trying to figure out Ultron and Vision and all these other things… but it’s hard to visualize such a visual movie with just two-dimensional words,” Renner told The Daily Beast this week. “So I just focused on what I could do to understand this, and just trust Joss. I feel like a lot of the cast is the same way. ‘I thought Ultron was a robot! How come there are a thousand of them? Oh, he’s not?! He’s an actual piece of software and he’s going in — and what does that look like?’”
“There were a lot of confusing things about it for me,” Renner said, laughing at himself. “To think about what was happening with [Black Widow and [The Hulk], I didn’t know… a lot of stuff got lost for me. I just trusted Joss, and if something felt fake I would say so.”
Was Renner asked about a Hawkeye solo film? You bet. The answer? Slightly more revealing this time. The actor suggests Marvel and Kevin Feige have an idea of how they could set up a Hawkeye movie, but it’s a matter of if they choose to do that or not. But it sounds like they have a rough plan.
“There are always talks about things, but that doesn’t ever mean they’ll become a reality,” Renner teased. “All these things can still happen. They just pave some road and plant some seeds for future things — if they choose to go down that road.”
Will we ever see a Hawkeye solo film? Personally, I doubt it. Characters like him feel better suited to utility-player roles, but you do get to see the character stick out and get his own arc in “Avengers: Age Of Ultron.” The movie hits on May 1st. Fast forward to the two-minute mark to see the new ‘Avengers’ clip, and watch a bunch of related TV spots and character featurettes below.