American actor Jeremy Renner is recognized for his brilliant role as Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Recently, Jeremy was in Justin Long’s podcast, Life is Short. During the interview, Jeremy Renner said that he turned down the lead role of Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy. The movie, HellBoy was released way back in 2004. Reportedly Jeremy Renner said that “I was just reading the script and [thinking] like, ‘I don’t get this…’ I just couldn’t connect to it,”. He continued by saying, “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.”
Jeremy Renner, could not agree to play the character even though he was offered a lot of money for the role. He rejected the role as he was unable to connect with the character of HellBoy. According to Jeremy Renner, he thought that he would not have been the right choice for the character. Jeremy Renner continued by saying, “There’s zero regrets, zero. Most of the time it’s like, ‘Oh, I’m glad I didn’t do it,’ and it made sense to me. Not just Hellboy or whatever it was, and I’m not saying that it’s a good or bad movie, it’s not about that… I just wouldn’t have fit there,”.
Thus, Renner has “zero regrets” about turning down the titular role in Hellboy.
After Jeremy Renner rejected the role of Big Red in the movie Hellboy, director, Guillermo del Toro cast Ron Perlman. The director of Hellboy series, Guillermo del Toro clarified on Twitter that Jeremy Renner was never approached for the role of Big Red. Instead, Renner was approached for the supporting role of the character, Agent John Myers. After, Jeremy rejected the role Rupert Evans was finalized for the same.
Ron Perlman was perfect for the role on Big Red in Hellboy series. His role was so much appreciated by the fans that David Harbour’s version had to struggle a lot to win over the Hellboy fans.