On Friday, it was reported that Hawkeye actor Jeremy Renner had broken both arms performing a stunt on the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. Following the outpouring of “false reports,” Renner has since confirmed that the incident didn’t occur on the Infinity War set, but rather on the set of a comedy he’s filming titled Tag.
While at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, TheWrap was able to speak with the actor who confirmed that the original reports had been inaccurate — something that he came to find a bit frustrating. During a recent press conference, where the actor showed up with splints on both arms, the actor talked about how he had fractured his right elbow and left wrist while performing a stunt on his latest film, leading many to assume that he had meant Infinity War, which has been filming in Atlanta for months now. As TheWrap reports, however, Renner hasn’t even begun his portion of the filming on that project. The project that he actually hurt himself on? Tag, a comedy that he’s filming for New Line in Atlanta alongside Ed Helms and Hannibal Buress.
After the widespread reports that he had hurt himself on Infinity War, Renner admitted that he received plenty of calls. Voicing his frustrations with the way things like his accident get reported, Renner admitted it can become frustrating for the parties involved, especially as it can impact someone’s career to have information “misconstrued in the media.”
“These things that get misconstrued in the media. It’s really the most awful, strange things. These are things that can be damaging to an artist or a career. If you’re a respected actor, all of a sudden this is being said, and you’re like, ‘What?’ And that becomes the biggest news. Really, that’s news?”
Interestingly, long before reports began to surface regarding his injuries, Renner had posted a photo on Instagram of the result of the accident — all the way back on June 22nd.
The actor is still hard at work on Tag, so it’s not entirely known when he’ll join his fellow Avengers cast members on the Infinity War set, but when he does, Renner should (hopefully) be good to go — as the actor has previously said he’s doing everything he can to heal quickly.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War boasts a sprawling ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. The film arrives in theaters May 4, 2018, with the untitled sequel opening May 3, 2019.
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