It is not surprising as it sounds since most of the fans already suspected this, but Jeremy Renner, who plays Clint Barton also known as Hawkeye has revealed that someone took care of him while joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jeremy Renner is currently starring his standalone Disney series as Clint Barton in 'Hawkeye' however, he has appeared in several Marvel movies including Thor, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Endgame.
Many years have passed since the actor joined the franchise and now has come a long way until his own show is finally a real thing. Nevertheless, he has not forgotten who was his mentor when joining the MCU and that one is RDJ.
While walking down the red carpet of 'Hawkeye's premiere, Entertainment Tonight asked Jeremy Renner if he could remember the person that helped him when he started his acting career or someone who helped him when joining Marvel and, without hesitation, Jeremy Renner admits Robert Downey JR. took everyone in the MCU under his wing.
“I think even just in the MCU, with Downey, he kind of kicked off the MCU in the way that he did with Iron Man. He kind of took us all under his wing, if you will” The actor said. “To kind of shepherd us in in a certain way. We all knew each other and we’re all friends, just in a different sort of way you can lean on someone.” Jeremy added.
Over the years, fans have seen that everyone else in the Marvel Universe orbited around Robert Downey Jr. Who can be considered as the first hero in the franchise for portraying Tony Stark a.k.a Iron Man.
In fact, in a previous interview with Phase Zerom Renner also admitted that there is still a chat group where the original Avengers Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man) and Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) are very much still active and talking about everything, except work.
Anyway, it seems that Robert Downey Jr. Still cares about their friends. Recently he delivered a speech to congratulate Scarlet Johansson for winning an Award, but more specifically talking about Jeremy Renner, last year he shared a snap of them together wishing him a happy birthday.
“#happybirthday #jrenn @renner4real... I’ll always have your back…,” Downey Jr., 54, wrote in the caption. “#mountainman #americanpicker #manabouttown #nopantsrenner #glassofwine #sayhellotree #jerimiahjohnson #throwback @avengers (? @jimmy_rich ) #seoul #korea.”
The story did not end there because apparently, they spend a fun night celebrating Renner's birthday. Love you brother. Thank you for the song and cake last night !!! Made my week ❤️.” He replied.