“We have to break his knee.” This was the first meeting between Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr. in ‘Avengers’

Andrea Zamora

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Jeremy Renner, the one in charge of interpreting Clint Barton/Hawkeye’s Eye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has recounted how it was the first time that both actors saw each other.

The oldest actors Marvel Cinematic Universe They have known each other for a decade. It was in 2012 when fans of the franchise saw them together for the first time in The Avengers. However, the shooting of the film was also the first time that some of them worked together. This is the case of Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth, who give life to Tony Stark/Iron Man Y Thor on the big screen. Jeremy Renner, the one in charge of getting into the skin of Clint Barton/Hawk Eye, has told how that first meeting between the two actors was. We anticipate that Downey Jr. did what he does best: joke around.

“If you’ve played any sports, it was like joining a new team,” Renner begins on the podcast. Armchair Expert. “I knew Robert Dowey Jr., I knew Scarlett Johansson, but I didn’t know Chris Hemsworth. He’s amazing, but we didn’t know that, okay? On our first day, we were all waiting in our costumes. It felt like Halloween. We were excited but we felt ridiculous. I felt like we knew each other somehow, except for this guy, Hemsworth, because he comes from Australia. And he’s the tallest, the most handsome… Downey said: ‘We have to break his knee. We have to get him out of here. This guy is too handsome, he’s too tall, he’s too charming, fuck this guy.”.

It is true that the filming of The Avengers It was not the first time that the most veteran actors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe met. In 2010, during the San Diego Comic-Con, all of them presented the film. The Joss Whedon-directed film reunited Downey Jr., Hemsworth and Renner with Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/black widow), Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America) and Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk).

The Avengers It was a success for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (more than a billion dollars grossed worldwide) and confirmation that the most important film franchise of recent times was being created.

The journey of all these characters together culminated in Avengers: Endgame. The film, directed by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, was the death of Tony Stark and Natasha Romanoff. Too goodbye steve rogers. However, the rest of the superheroes are still present in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Renner has returned as Clint Barton in the Disney+ series Hawkeye and Ruffalo will repeat as Bruce Banner in fiction She-Hulk. Hemsworth will also get back into the skin of the god of thunder in Thor: Love and Thunder.