'Bourne' star dons Hawkeye suit in 'Avengers'

Posted at 04/18/12 5:30 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Before he can be seen running along Manila's LRT rails in the upcoming "The Bourne Legacy," moviegoers can catch Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner in the much-anticipated assembly of Marvel superheroes in "The Avengers."

Jeremy Renner as he appears in "The Bourne Legacy"

Following his stay in the Philippines to shoot “Bourne” in February, Renner is busy promoting the superhero film where he stars as master archer Hawkeye.

In an interview during the Los Angeles premire of “Avengers,” Renner said filming for the Marvel starrer was like “recess in fourth grade.”

“It’s fun, it’s good times, it’s not raining outside, so everyday on set was a lot of fun. I got to learn a lot physically, and hang around with one of the greatest cast of characters around. I just had a tremendous amount of fun shooting the movie,” he said.

Renner’s character “assembles” with other superheroes to bring down their nemesis Loki (Tom Hiddleston).

Hawkeye will work alongside Iron Man (Rober Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).

Jackson, who has appeared in various Marvel films leading up to “Avengers,” said he is excited to continue donning Nick Fury’s eyestrap since he will again star in the second installment of “Captain America.”

“I'm excited to see where Nick will go. I think my next Nick Fury enterprise is 'Captain America 2' so we'll see,” Jackson said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.

Upon learning of the interview being for a Philippine broadcast, Jackson said in jest, “Where are you from -- Cebu, Davao? You got any durian on you?”

“The Avengers” will premiere in the Philippines on April 25.

“The Bourne Legacy” meanwhile is slated for an international August 2012 release. -- with a report from Yong Chavez, ABS-CBN News North America