Jeremy Renner and Henry Cavill have a lot in common. They are both in huge franchises playing comic book super heroes. They both have worked with Tom Cruise in the Mission: Impossible franchise, and they have both had parts of their bodies CGI’d for movie roles.
Cavill, of course, had the infamous Mustache Debacle of 2017. Renner’s situation is a bit different. Jon Hamm, who stars with Renner in the comedy TAG was on the Ellen Degeneres show and talked about what happened. He said a stunt went wrong three days into the shoot, and Renner broke both of his arms.
“He wore green screen casts that were eventually painted out in the edit”
Hamm joked about the nature of the injury, and its funny that it happened on this set as opposed to some of the action intense movies that Renner is a part of.
“Keep in mind this is a man who’s done a hundred ‘Avengers’ movies and been fine,” Hamm joked. “And he does a movie about playing tag… both arms, like firewood, just snapped like a matchstick.”
Besides the Marvel movies, he was in a Bourne spinoff and two Mission: Impossible movies. The one he gets injured on is a silly comedy. Renner seems to have a good sense of humor about it in the interviews I’ve seen him in. Hamm certainly has no problem poking fun at his co-star.
You can watch the interview with Hamm below:
Hopefully it won’t be as noticeable as the CGI fix for Cavill’s mustache was. Since this happened day three, they would have time to prepare for this, by maybe altering his wardrobe to have longer sleeves with darker colors. I’d be curious to see everything they did to mask the casts.
Renner seems to have awful luck, other than the whole being “rich and famous” thing. He was in the Bourne spinoff to try to launch his own franchise. That didn’t happen. He was originally hired to be in Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol so they would have a replacement when Tom Cruise decided to walk away. But he had to sit out the latest chapter to film Avengers 3 and 4 only to not be in part 3 at all. Tag actually looks like a lot of fun, so hopefully it does well.
Tag is out in theaters everywhere June 15.