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Jeremy Renner turned down Hellboy role in Guillermo del Toro’s film

Jeremy Renner turned down Hellboy role in Guillermo del Toro’s film

Jeremy Renner has revealed that he turned down the role of Hellboy in Guillermo del Toro’s 2004 film.

These days, audiences know Jeremy Renner as one of the stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks to his integral roles in the likes of Avengers: Endgame as Hawkeye.

Renner, however, nearly played a very different type of hero before Marvel came along, revealing to the Life is Short podcast (via EW) that he turned down the part of Hellboy in the 2004 film by Guillermo del Toro:

“I was just reading the script and [thinking] like, ‘I don’t get this…’ I just couldn’t connect to it. I said, ‘I can’t find a way in [to this character], I don’t know what I’d be doing,’ so I had to say no. There’s zero regrets, zero. Most of the time it’s like, ‘Oh, I’m glad I didn’t do it,

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