Jeremy Renner hyped up fans about Avengers 4, teasing that news related to the film will be coming soon. Renner has played Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye) in the MCU since 2011's Thor; however, he didn't partake in Earth's Mightiest Heroes' biggest fight yet in Avengers: Infinity War due to the fact that he was under house arrest.
Following the events of Captain America: Civil War and his allegiance to Steve Rogers in refusing to sign the Sokovia Accords, Barton was arrested. However, like Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), he struck a deal with the government and has been detained in his home, spending time with his family. Soon, though, the bow and arrow-wielding hero will return at the forefront of the ongoing battle against Thanos, and Renner is as excited as the fans who have been waiting to see him back on the big screen since his last appearance in 2016.
Speaking at Tokyo Comic Con this weekend - captured on video by Twitter user @zenjiro2 (via CBR) - Renner was asked about Avengers 4. Being an MCU veteran when it comes to withholding spoilers, the actor was able to dodge any questions about the movie. That said, he did reveal that some exciting things from the movie will be coming soon, which understandably hyped up the crowd. Watch the clip below:
東京コミコン、ジェレミー・レナー『今日は弓を持ってきていないんだ。アベンジャーズ4では見られるはずだよ。何が起こるかは言えなけどね。数日のうちには見られるはずだ」— ZEN次郎@JW2円盤待機 (@zenjiro2) December 2, 2018
Considering Renner sat out for Avengers: Infinity War, he didn't officially participate in the promotional activities for the film (though he remained very active on social media, rallying for his MCU costars). His absence in the film spawned multiple memes, joking about how Thanos would've been defeated if the Avengers had their resident marksman. However, some of his fans were reportedly so genuinely upset that directors Joe and Anthony Russo received death threats over his absence. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige explained that leaving Barton out of Avengers: Infinity War is actually the best thing that ever happened to the character as fans now look forward to his imminent return in Avengers 4 where he'll assume a new persona as Ronin.
Since Renner didn't reveal anything specific about Avengers 4, his statement in the video could be referring to a number of things surrounding the MCU. However, many are convinced that he's referring to the much-anticipated trailer which fans have been clamoring for for quite a while. Many believed that the trailer was going to roll out last month, considering that the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War was unveiled November of 2017, but that never happened. Feige promised that the first official look at the film will arrive before the year ends, and the latest rumor is that it'll finally debut this Wednesday, two days after Captain Marvel's second trailer airs during Monday Night Football.
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019