2023 had started with the news that Avengers star Jeremy Renner had gotten into a near-fatal accident, but months later, Renner is up and kicking, talking about his near-death experience.
While everyone was worried about Renner online, Variety reveals that his Avengers co-stars Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans actually made a low-key visit to Renner in the hospital after his accident. Johansson says:
“I was honestly so fucking happy to see him. I didn’t know if I was ever going to see him again… To not only see him again but to see him thriving and in such an amazing space, mentally. He’s a very spiritual person in general and a very soulful person. And you can see that in his work. It comes through. He has such a depth to him. And I just was so happy to see that he is full of life and light, and he’s also hilarious. We laughed a lot.”
Evans also shared, “No tears at all. A lot of laughs and smiles and hugs… Leave it to Jeremy to take something this potentially tragic and turn it into something so inspiring.”
Back in the New Year, Renner got into an accident saving his nephew who was stuck in a snowdrift, and it resulted to him being crushed by a 7-ton snowplow, breaking more than 30 bones in his body.
We don’t know the long-term effects of Renner’s injuries, but it surely is lucky that his Hawkeye character is already pretty much retired in the MCU. That doesn’t mean fans aren’t expecting him to make an appearance in a Marvel project down the line though.
For now, you can catch Renner in Hawkeye now streaming on Disney+.