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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Movie Updates: Jeremy Renner on why Hawkeye doesn't trust the new members

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March 4
1:36 PM 2015

Heads up! 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is only two months away, and just like you, I'm excited to see what this epic movie has in store for us. There are lots of questions that we would want to get answered, especially on what happened to the Avengers between the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. in 'The Winter Soldier' and 'Age of Ultron.'

One of the more prevalent questions fans would want the movie to answer would be the treatment of Hawkeye's character this time around. It has been around three years since we last saw Hawkeye in 'The Avengers' and frankly, while he had great action scenes, that was mostly it. The Hawkeye that was portrayed in the first Avengers film was a gruff and serious individual, quite different from how he is in the comic books.

Of course, we really can't blame Jeremy Renner for giving us that kind of performance, as the script required him to do it that way - Hawkeye was under Loki's control for two-thirds of the film, mind you.

With that said, it was a good thing when we saw Hawkeye messing around with the other Avengers in a movie clip that Marvel released last year, because it gave us the fun-loving side of our beloved sharpshooter that we always wanted to see.

More recently, Marvel.com spoke with Jeremy Renner about his character's role in the film, as well as his relationship with the two new members, Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). In the interview, Renner stated that Hawkeye is quite suspicious of the two newbies and is "sort of policing them to see if they're worthy or not of being good guys or bad guys."

So does that imply that good, old Clint's going back to being this 'serious' character?

Cinemablend posted an article explaining that since Hawkeye was this 'soldier'-kind of character, it would be natural of him to act that way. Renner's interview with IGN features his explanation about his character's behavior:

"He's always very skeptical of new people. It's a military kind of thinking in the sense of like, I have to trust that you have my back when I'm trying to manifest something up here. You have to work as a unit, as a team, otherwise we all fail, or I die, or somebody else dies. So that's where the skepticism comes in. It's not to just to be grumpy or not like somebody. It's all there for a reason, and that plays a lot into this movie."

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' hits theaters on May 1, 2015.

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