Jeremy Renner continues doing the press rounds for his new drama “Kill the Messenger” and offered Access Hollywood (via Movieweb) some updates on three of the high-profile sequels which he’s involved in – the already shot “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the currently filming “Mission: Impossible 5” and the currently in development “The Bourne Legacy”.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
“I think everything that worked in the first one is exponentially going to be better in this one. I think the comedic relief, I think the action, is going to be bigger. There is more time spent with all of the Avengers together as a unit on and off the clock, if you will, which is actually really fun. A lot of secrets are revealed and more secrets are posed.”
Mission: Impossible 5
“We’ve got Christopher McQuarrie directing, and he wrote as well. He ended up writing a little bit on the last one. It’s hard to go bigger than the Burj Khalifa thing from ‘Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol’, but I know they’re going to create great action sequences. I know they’ve done one or two so far. We’re still in the middle of writing and shooting as we go. Tom [Cruise] knows what he’s doing in that world and I’m just there to sort of follow along and bring what I can bring to every moment.”
The Bourne Legacy
Renner says the ultimate hope is to star alongside Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne: “That’s my hope. That’s my dream. Will it happen? I do not know, but the last I heard is that Paul and Matt have cracked an idea, a reason to continue the Bourne series. We’re still working on the Aaron Cross section of that and the worlds will definitely – hopefully – collide and they’re still a part of each other. I think it makes it really exciting that I think even Universal is sort of like ‘this is really fantastic news’ because now it’s kind of like the Marvel model where they have two standalones and then come back and meet each other.”