Warning: The following contains a HUGE Avengers: Age Of Ultron SPOILER. Don’t read ahead if you haven’t seen it. You have been warned.
We all know that Jeremy Renner loves to joke around no matter what time of day or night. He’s fun like that. Sometimes it can get him in trouble, but on other occasions he’s able to break the ice while shooting a rather intense scene by pretending to murder one of his co-stars. Just like he did while filming Avengers: Age Of Ultron. You can check out Renner’s hilarious antics below.
I really hope that those of you who haven’t seen Avengers: Age Of Ultron took my warning seriously, because if you clicked on the above then you just saw Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver laying dead. But, I’m going to guess that, since Age Of Ultron grossed $1.401 billion, a sum that amazingly didn’t please everyone at Disney, most of you knew that was the case before you clicked onto this page.
Jeremy Renner’s decision to joke around came just moments after Hawkeye carried the carcass of Pietro Maximoff, a.k.a. Quicksilver, onto an air-carrier. Pietro shielded Hawkeye from a barrage of bullets, and in the process saved his life. During filming, after solemnly laying down alongside the corpse of his fallen comrade, Jeremy Renner decided that this would be the perfect time to make sure that he was dead by placing his hand over his mouth and nose and then choking him. What a joker.
The death of Quicksilver was one of the most touching moments of a film that has since been labelled by some as an over-blown but, at times, still impressive blockbuster. I mean, it would really have been a feat if they’d spent $290 million and failed to impress in any way shape or form.
In the end, Age Of Ultron had some impressive quips and eye-catching, as well as destructive, action scenes. But it all felt a little bit too familiar to its predecessor. While it was also a little bit bloated, and, in the end, unfortunately a bit underwhelming.
Hopefully Captain America: Civil War can make up for Age Of Ultron's shortcomings, and the fact that it has now been labelled as Avengers 2.5 by many keeping an eye on it, suggests that it will have the scope and ambition of Joss Whedon’s dual blockbusters. Because while it may have Captain America’s name in the title, the film also includes Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Falcon, The Vision, and basically everyone who is of any merit in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Well, everyone except The Hulk and Thor.
Captain America: Civil War will be released on May 6, 2016.