Jeremy Renner Broke Both Of His Arms, Will Injury Affect Avengers: Infinity War?

Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in Captain America: Civil War

UPDATE: The original story has now been updated to reflect the fact that Jeremy Renner was injured filming the new comedy Tag, and he was implying in his comments that his injuries will not affect his planned filming on Joe and Anthony Russo's Avengers: Infinity War.

From Earlier: Making action movies with a lot of stunts can be tough work for anybody. Jeremy Renner learned this first hand as he apparently broke both arms while filming Tag. In a recent appearance, the actor confirmed that while performing a stunt, he successfully fractured his right elbow and left wrist. Ouch. Renner spoke about his injuries at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival (via Variety) as part of the promotion for his upcoming film Wind River. Renner doesn't go into detail about exactly what he was doing when he broke his arms. It's unclear if Renner has completed his portion of Infinity War or if he still has shooting left to complete. For his part, Renner doesn't seem to think that the injury will have a significant impact on his job performance.

Based on Jeremy Renner's comments it sounds like his current Marvel work may have wrapped, as he makes reference to another film he has on the horizon that will require him to work around his injury. This would appear to be the film Tag, a comedy about a group of old schoolmates who organize a massive game of tag. While the movie is a comedy, as the premise shows, the movie will have its share of action and Renner says there will certainly be stunts involved for him.

For the most part, it appears that two broken arms are actually having a minimal impact on Jeremy Renner's life. The actor says the only thing he really can't do is tie his shoes.

Let us take a step back and enjoy the irony of the fact that the guy who plays an archer has two broken arms. Honestly, this would probably be less of a hassle for literally anybody else in the MCU as actually pulling on a bow string is probably incredibly painful in that state, assuming, of course, that it's even possible. As an associated joke, we also have to assume that it was some sort of archery stunt gone wrong that led to the broken arms. How does one fire an arrow so badly that they break bones in both arms? How bad an archer do you actually have to be to pull that off?

In all seriousness, we hope that Jeremy Renner recovers as he, we assume, has one more Avengers movie to film in fairly short order. Hawkeye may not be the most impressive Avenger, but he's a great character in his own right that we're looking forward to seeing again. Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters in May of 2018 but you'll be able to see Renner much sooner in Wind River, which debuts August 4.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.