American actor and musician Jeremy Renner reflected about his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe one year after his brush with death.
Renner broke more than 30 bones and had multiple operations after he was accidentally run over by his six-tonne snowplough while trying to help his nephew on January 1, 2023.
His injuries included eight ribs broken in 14 places, a right knee and ankle broken, a left leg tibia broken, a left ankle broken, a right clavicle broken, a right shoulder broken, and more.
Renner was discharged after two weeks.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, the actor said he will be “strong enough” to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“[I’m doing] probably 90 percent of all the things I needed to be doing … I think another six months will be hopefully running [more] … I got to set goals for myself. I’ll do whatever I can … whatever it takes to get better, to get stronger,” he said.
Renner added, “It’s a one-way street, this recovery. The rest of my life is about health and wellness. Recovery will be part of the rest of my life, so I look forward to it, man. There’s always something to do to get better, be stronger, be happier, be healthier, and that’s what I look forward to.”
When asked specifically about reprising his role as Hawkeye, Renner said, “I’m always game. I’m gonna be strong enough, that’s for sure. I’ll be ready. All those guys come to my bedside and they’ve been with me all along through this recovery, so … if they want me, they could have me. It would be something.”
Renner is set to appear in his first Super Bowl commercial this year in an advertisement for Silk — which he has a personal connection to.
“All through my recovery, all I could really put down was protein shakes. [That was] the only way I could get nutrients, ’cause I had broken jaw and other gory details of that stuff. Silk almond milk was what I used every day,” he said.
“They had no idea. So cut to a year later, we meet up and they just [asked if I’d] like to do a this cool story in this campaign with my daughter… They told me about the idea and I’m like, ‘I love it’… It’s wonderful.”