Actor Jeremy Renner has revealed he is unhappy with how his character Hawkeye came across in The Avengers.
The superhero flick was a staggering success at the box office, earning $1.5 billion (£960 million) to become the third most successful film of all time behind Titanic and Avatar.
However, according to the LA Times, Renner – who is currently starring in The Bourne Legacy, which opens in UK screens on August 13 – was not pleased with his character’s role in the film.
“For 90% of the movie, I’m not the character I signed on to play,” he said. “It’s kind of a vacancy. [He’s] not even a bad guy, because there’s not really a consciousness to him.”
He went on to add:
To take away who that character is and just have him be this robot, essentially, and have him be this minion for evil that Loki uses… I was limited, you know what I mean? I was a terminator in a way. Fun stunts. But is there any sort of emotional content or thought process? No.
Earlier this week (August 8), it was reported that director Joss Whedon will return to oversee a sequel to The Avengers. The flick is tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2015, but Marvel already have three others film due for release before then with Iron Man 3 due in May 2013, Thor: The Dark World set for release in November 2013 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier in April 2014.