Hawkeye star Jeremy Renner has recently talked about the close bond that the original six Avengers share, saying that they’re “like family” to him.
When you look at Marvel now, it’s easy to forget that this cinematic universe had a much more humble beginning. I remember the Russo brothers once saying that Avengers: Infinity War had to incorporate dozens of characters into its narrative, which was a behemoth task in and of itself. But back when Kevin Feige introduced Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and Thor in their respective films as the Big Three, we couldn’t have possibly imagined that the MCU would grow into an expansive narrative that boasts tens of superheroes.
In terms of where Earth’s Mightiest Heroes stand, the six original Avengers were pivotal in the emergence of Marvel as a cinematic force to be reckoned with. Avengers: Endgame – as the final chapter in the Infinity Saga – even acknowledges this by bringing the so-called “A6” to the forefront of the story and even giving them a nod during the end credits.
Now, Jeremy Renner has once again broached this subject during a recent chat with the Armchair Podcast, saying:
“The greatest thing that ever came from the last 11 years of the Marvel world for me, or even all of us, is the original A6 that has been along the whole journey. There’s been marriages and divorces, and kids being born, and a lot of shifts and changes in our personal lives, as well as our acting, lives that we all shared together in a very specific way. All of them, they’re like family to me. You can’t replace that or quantify it, and we all got tattoos together just to symbolize our bond and love.”
Jeremy is referring to the A6 tattoo that everyone except Mark Ruffalo got for Endgame, which in itself speaks volumes about the kind of relationship the original cast has built through the years.