Jeremy Renner mentioning to CNN that he’s going back to work likely refers to his triumphant return to his hit Paramount+ series, “Mayor of Kingstown” – in late December 2023, his co-star Emma Laird shared an update on Instagram Stories (via Entertainment Weekly), posting a picture of the two of them with the caption “Back with my favourite guy next week.” Renner plays the series lead, Mike McLusky, who attempts to keep the peace among rival factions in his town. Season 3 will premiere in 2025.
That makes “Mayor of Kingstown” squared away, but there’s still the matter of Renner’s future with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in which he plays Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye. Although Hawkeye returned to the MCU for an episode of “What If…?” titled “What If… Happy Hogan Saved Christmas?” he hasn’t been seen in live action since his eponymous 2021 Disney+ series, and there’s still no word on whether he will return for future “Avengers” movies or if he’s hanging up the bow and arrow for good.
But regardless of what the future holds for Renner, it’s just great that he’s still here.