And, he's in good company! Hailee Steinfeld plays his new protégé, Kate Bishop.
The show starts right off with heart, humor and the holidays.
Steinfeld is happy to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"We sort of jumped right into this thing," she said. "And I felt very lucky to have Jeremy by my side to do this, all his support and his guidance, you know? As an Avenger, he has been in this world for over 10 years. I was able to look to him anytime I needed and he made himself very available."
In the series, Renner's character is a devoted dad. So devoted, you might say, he takes his kids to a Broadway show based on Marvel's Captain America.
"It was a kind of an idea that was hemming and hawing around and I loved it," Renner said, "And I said, 'Can it actually happen and, and how it's come about?' I mean, it's ended up being one of the biggest selling points for me to, to want to move forward in the story and how it's going to be expressed. But, you know, when you have that kind of sense of humor about itself in the storytelling, you know, you're in the right story. And so it's why Marvel succeeds, so well, I believe."
The storytelling is key. But also, those stunts! Steinfeld loved every might of that part.
"I grew up playing sports and being physically active. And I love that this was a role that required me to, you know, train, not only physically but mentally to prepare for something like this," she said. "I mean, I get to play a character who is highly skilled at a lot of different things. And she's self-taught, really, so I had to, at the very least, take it upon myself to get my act together."
"Hawkeye" is streaming now on Disney+.
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