Jeremy Renner Reveals Original Avengers Actors Still In Close Contact

By Richard Nebens Posted:
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Marvel Studios is only a few days away from its fifth and final Disney+ project of the year. The six-episode Hawkeye series launches on the streaming platform at the end of November 2021. Coming as one of the more grounded entries in the Disney+ sphere after mind-bending trips in shows like WandaVision and Loki, Hawkeye will center on the Avengers' master archer as he takes on a post-Avengers: Endgame world in a new role.

Part of the show will clearly help set up the future thanks to Hailee Steinfeld taking on the role of Kate Bishop, who will likely help lead the MCU's take on the Young Avengers someday and evolve as a hero in her own right. On top of that, Clint Barton will have the chance to take on new challenges and powerful villains all while trying to get back to his family for the holiday season.

This is a notable series for Marvel Studios, as it comes as the first solo project for Hawkeye following his team-up with the Avengers to save the universe in Avengers: Endgame. While that film served as the curtain call for the original version of the original six-member team, it didn't mean that Renner or his castmates lost touch for a moment.

At the Avengers: Endgame world premiere in April 2019, Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. revealed that he and his co-stars are all in a group chat that they use multiple times per day to talk about life. It's a thread that Downey, who is one of the thread's most active members, admitted "will never, never be shut down" thanks to the bond they've formed over most of the past decade.

Thanks to a recent interview, it appears that Downey and his friends have stayed true to their word...

Renner Still Close with Avengers Co-Stars

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In an interview with Brandon Davis on the Phase Zero Podcast, Hawkeye star Jeremy Renner confirmed that he and his OG Avengers co-stars are still in touch with each other thanks to the group chat.

Even after half of the original six either died or retired in Endgame, Renner confirmed that they are all "very good friends" and haven't lost touch with each other. He revealed that most communication revolves around events going on in their real lives while describing their friendship as "very, very special:"

"Yeah, we have a group chat and it’s all of us, some that are still alive and dead on screen. Yeah, we’re all very, very good friends and we don’t really speak too much about a job, and that’s what’s so great about being, you know, Avenger Friends. You know, we speak about our kids and, you know, our divorces and marriages and house buildings we speak about. That’s our life stuff, you know? Our friendship is very, very special.

Avengers Still Assembled After the Endgame

Looking at what the original six Avengers have done over most of the past decade, their relationship with one another can only be described as one-of-a-kind.

Renner appeared alongside all five of his Avengers teammates in every Avengers movie other than Infinity War, in which he was the only member not present. He also teamed up with three of his five teammates in Captain America: Civil War, which missed the services of Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner.

It's abundantly clear that Marvel Studios brought something that no other franchise has ever seen with this friendship between Renner and his co-stars, who all last appeared together in Avengers: Endgame. Even considering that he's the last original Avenger actor to get his own solo series, the bond between all six leading stars is still going strong more than two years after their last movie together.

Avengers: Endgame may have been the curtain call for that version of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but the bond they formed over nearly a decade together appears to be one that will last a lifetime.

Renner's Disney+ series Hawkeye is set to debut on November 24.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.