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Jeremy Renner talks sequels – Avengers 2, Mission: Impossible 5 and Bourne 5

September 28th, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

Jeremy Renner has been doing the promotional rounds for his new film Kill The Messenger and he caught up with Access Hollywood to dish out some details on his three high profile sequels – the already shot Avengers: Age of Ultron, the currently filming Mission: Impossible 5 and the currently in development The Bourne Legacy. That is some impressively sure fire tentpoles right there.

Renner on Avengers Age of Ultron being bigger, turning up the comedic aspect, and the emphasis on fun: “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.”

On Mission: Impossible 5 and Tom Cruise having everything under control: “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.”

On The Bourne Legacy and hoping to team up with Matt Damon 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.”

Here at Following the Nerd we are very much looking forward to all three sequels and it would be interesting to see the two Bourne characters crossing paths at some point. What about you guys?

Source: Dark Horizons



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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.

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