Jeremy Renner, a Marvel actor, slammed Chris Hemsworth and his “Avengers” co-stars for allegedly stealing memorabilia from the sets.
“Over the decade or so of doing ‘The Avengers’ and all that sort of stuff, I never took anything because they asked us not to, and my mom taught me well, so I never took anything,” Renner, who portrays Clint Barton/Hawkeye in the MCU, said Tuesday during an appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
“All the other Avengers took stuff, those dirtbags!” continued the actor. “They stole something. Thor’s got his hammer.”
Renner stated in response to Kimmel’s assertion that Hemsworth took more than one hammer: “What a dirtbag. What a thief!”
Hemsworth possesses not only five of Thor’s hammers but also the Stormbreaker, which was constructed during “Avengers: Infinity War.”
He is hardly the only MCU actor to have snatched souvenirs from film shoots. Robert Downey Jr. snatched up the massive “A” from the set of “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” while Chris Evans snatched up Captain America’s iconic shield. Tom Holland, who collects artifacts from each production he works on, saved the web-shooters from his Spider-Man outfit and Tony Stark’s glasses.
Renner, who will reprise his Marvel role in a separate Disney+ series called “Hawkeye” (which will premiere on November 24), revealed that he requested to borrow his superhero costume following the conclusion of the show’s filming.
“I got asked to be the valet guy at my daughter’s school,” Renner said, explaining that the job involves him ushering students to their classrooms during the morning drop-off. “I said, ‘Fine; if I’m gonna do it, I’m gonna do it dressed as Hawkeye.'”
“I don’t know if they’re gonna ask for it back,” he continued. “I probably won’t give it back at this point, but I got it finally.”