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Humorous piano segments are always a good time during late night television, and this week Avengers: Age of Ultron actor Jeremy Renner appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as Hawkeye to treat fans to a brand new diddy about his superhero abilities. Oh, and it’s to the tune of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking out Loud.” Check out this greatness, below.
During the lengthy song, Hawkeye addresses what it’s like to be part of a superhero team that includes the Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow and more, and even calls out how moviegoers think he is less “tough” than some of his other Avengers teammates. But he “has powers too,” not to mention a whole slew of interests outside of being a superhero. Like wearing scarves and playing the trombone. It’s hysterical, but don’t take my word for it; if you’ve gotten this far without watching, what are you waiting for?
Other things we learned from NBC's Hawkeye parody song include the fact that Jeremy Renner actually has a great voice for someone who is mostly known for acting (more here). He eats at Chipotle like everyone else, and he can also can take the lid off of a pickle jar, hard.
I feel like we’ve all been giving Hawkeye a pretty hard time since the first Avengers movie came out all the way back in 2012. People have no qualms about calling Hawkeye the least exciting Avenger, but perhaps he’s gotten the short end of the stick. Now that we know the intimate details regarding the things he does for himself when not saving the world in a tight suit, I feel pretty bad about writing the hero off for all this time. He deserves better. And we deserve to let him know he and his weapons are pretty badass, too. At least we already know we can expect more of the character during Avengers 2.
If you want to catch Hawkeye in action, without the scarves, you’ll be able to soon enough. While a Hawkeye movie may never come to fruition, the character will be a big part of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters on April 30th. Hopefully the gig will do a lot to turn around poor Hawkeye's reputation. In the meantime, you can catch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on weeknights starting at 11:35 p.m. ET.