The Avengers director Joss Whedon has revealed how the movie had to come to a bit of a standstill, after actor Jeremy Renner, who plays Hawkeye in the movie, had an accident while performing a stunt.
Whedon explained to The Hollywood Reporter, "He's an amazing fighter - his fight work is wonderful: precise, heroic, and you seldom have to double him. But one day, he just turned wrong and his whole body shut down.”
He added, “He could not do anything. He was in enormous pain, and we had to shut that sequence down and shoot it a couple of weeks later." Jeremy Renner himself then went on admit that it was not only the physical stunts which he had some difficulties with.
Jeremy revealed, "I had to wrestle this stuffed-animal version of a wolf. I had to animate the wolf, and it took all this extra effort, and it's like a street fight, just wrestling around in the snow with this stuffed animal slapping me in the face.”
Renner continued, "[For another scene], I had to degrade to near death in the movie, where I had to shake for many minutes, and it looks like it's nothing, but when it's over I was more sore than I was the entire shoot." The Avengers is released in the UK on April 26 and the US on May 4.