Jeremy Renner Wants to be the New Mad Max

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Will George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” ever get made? Your guess is as good as mine, but if Jeremy Renner has his way, he would sure like to step in for the absent Mel Gibson as the new Mad Max. Speaking to his hometown newspaper The Modesto Bee, Renner, the star of the most recent Iraq War-set movie to be ignored by the public aka “The Hurt Locker”, says this about “Mad Max”:

“I’m also fighting to do the new Mad Max film with George Miller. That might be next summer. I’m screen-testing and meeting George Miller.”

I like Jeremy Renner. I liked him in “The Hurt Locker”. He was the best thing about “28 Weeks Later” in my opinion. And he was also good in “SWAT” as the bad guy. Basically, you put Jeremy Renner in fatigues (Mad Max sorta wears fatigues, right? Leather counts) and he usually does good work.

With Mel Gibson having made it clear he has no intentions of returning, and Miller seemingly having made it clear he has no intentions of asking Mel back, the logical step to replace Mad Mel would be to go the unknown route. Renner isn’t exactly an unknown, but he’s pretty much unknown to mainstream America.

But who are we kidding? Chances are Miller will hire another Aussie stud for the role, which would kind of make logical sense if you think about it.

Jeremy Renner and guns go together like a fat kid and cake.

Jeremy Renner and guns go together like a fat kid and cake.

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/jeremy-renner-wants-to-be-the-new-mad-max/ Alex

    I am excited to see him in leather pants, I always thought Jeremy was dreamy and exciting to watch. Like in SWAT, both smart and sexy in that movie, I like that.
    So this movie would be exciting to watch and I will definitely want to watch it, ;)

    • Rodney

      There was a funny rumor going around recently that Jeremy Renner, who really wanted to be Mad Max, got really mad himself when he heard that a really unkown Aussie actor called Steve Innes got himself cast as Max instead and Renner complained to George Miller about him casting a nobody as Max.
      Renner then tracked Innes down to his house in Perth, Australia and called him on the phone to plead with him to relinquish the role, like Innes would actually give up his breakout role for another actor already on a roll.
      Renner abused Innes on the phone when the answer was “no” and Innes hung up, leaving Renner, seemingly unaware he was the only one on line now, to continue to scream and swear and carry on for a full 2 minutes more before the recording, yes, Innes actually recorded the phone conversation, ended.
      Innes’s agent gave the tape to the media and it got played on morning FM radio all around Australia for weeks.
      It also got transcribed and printed in the newspapers and magazines there.
      I haven’t heard this recording or read the transcription and I have no idea if this is true or not but I hope it is as it’s hilarious.

    • The Poo

      Dreamy and exiting?
      Smart and sexy?
      Renner???
      Riiiight…..

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/jeremy-renner-wants-to-be-the-new-mad-max/ Alex

    I am excited to see him in leather pants, I always thought Jeremy was dreamy and exciting to watch. Like in SWAT, both smart and sexy in that movie, I like that.
    So this movie would be exciting to watch and I will definitely want to watch it, ;)

    • Rodney

      There was a funny rumor going around recently that Jeremy Renner, who really wanted to be Mad Max, got really mad himself when he heard that a really unkown Aussie actor called Steve Innes got himself cast as Max instead and Renner complained to George Miller about him casting a nobody as Max.
      Renner then tracked Innes down to his house in Perth, Australia and called him on the phone to plead with him to relinquish the role, like Innes would actually give up his breakout role for another actor already on a roll.
      Renner abused Innes on the phone when the answer was “no” and Innes hung up, leaving Renner, seemingly unaware he was the only one on line now, to continue to scream and swear and carry on for a full 2 minutes more before the recording, yes, Innes actually recorded the phone conversation, ended.
      Innes’s agent gave the tape to the media and it got played on morning FM radio all around Australia for weeks.
      It also got transcribed and printed in the newspapers and magazines there.
      I haven’t heard this recording or read the transcription and I have no idea if this is true or not but I hope it is as it’s hilarious.

    • The Poo

      Dreamy and exiting?
      Smart and sexy?
      Renner???
      Riiiight…..

  • ulik

    Thats funny as hell!!!! But you know what, that’s something Hawkeye from the Avengers would do! LOL!!! He didn’t get the part because maybe he was just destined to play as Hawkeye. Mad Max has done already he can start a whole new franchise as Hawkeye.

    • Cornbread

      It’s all true!!!
      Who Magazine and LA Times ran the transcript and the tape got played on E as well as Leno only about a month ago.
      A radio station here in San Fransisco had Innes on, talking about himself and about this incident and he was laughing about it and seemed pretty cool.
      Didn’t sound much like an Aussie to me and that’s probably a good thing.
      Now, none of them, not Innes, Miller or Renner are commenting about the spat but this is pretty old news since Innes is not involved with the film now and since Tom Hardy is the one most recently annointed as Max.
      At least until the next guy is announced.
      Filming is still over a year off so anything could happen.
      To be truthful, I have not heard of Steve Innes before but it seems he’s quite recognizable and not just in Australia.

    • Stanley

      It was funny but a long way back now – maybe a year or more.

      I got to read the transcript in the paper, hear the argument recording on
      the radio and see Innes talking about it on Conan and on E.

      Even got to see the earlier YouTube stuff before it got taken down.

      Hawkeye though?

      Hmmn, maybe…..worse choices out there.

  • ulik

    Thats funny as hell!!!! But you know what, that’s something Hawkeye from the Avengers would do! LOL!!! He didn’t get the part because maybe he was just destined to play as Hawkeye. Mad Max has done already he can start a whole new franchise as Hawkeye.

    • Cornbread

      It’s all true!!!
      Who Magazine and LA Times ran the transcript and the tape got played on E as well as Leno only about a month ago.
      A radio station here in San Fransisco had Innes on, talking about himself and about this incident and he was laughing about it and seemed pretty cool.
      Didn’t sound much like an Aussie to me and that’s probably a good thing.
      Now, none of them, not Innes, Miller or Renner are commenting about the spat but this is pretty old news since Innes is not involved with the film now and since Tom Hardy is the one most recently annointed as Max.
      At least until the next guy is announced.
      Filming is still over a year off so anything could happen.
      To be truthful, I have not heard of Steve Innes before but it seems he’s quite recognizable and not just in Australia.

    • Stanley

      It was funny but a long way back now – maybe a year or more.

      I got to read the transcript in the paper, hear the argument recording on
      the radio and see Innes talking about it on Conan and on E.

      Even got to see the earlier YouTube stuff before it got taken down.

      Hawkeye though?

      Hmmn, maybe…..worse choices out there.

  • ulik

    Sorry about the bad grammar. What the hell is going on with this “Australian Invasion” of actors lately!? Not to say that they aren’t any good but there sure has been a lot of them coming out of the woodwork.

  • ulik

    Sorry about the bad grammar. What the hell is going on with this “Australian Invasion” of actors lately!? Not to say that they aren’t any good but there sure has been a lot of them coming out of the woodwork.