Jeremy Renner Has CGI Arms In His New Movie
How can you play tag with CGI arms?
Jeremy Renner is in a new movie, based on a true story, about a group of adults who for one month a year for 30 years play a game of tag. It's called Tag and it doesn't sound like the kind of film that requires a lot of CGI... except it did.
On Jeremy Renner's arms.
Jeremy Renner's arms are mostly CGI in the movie Tag which is about adults playing tag.
In June of last year, Jeremy Renner revealed he had broken not one but both of his arms while shooting Tag.
"It was a stunt, falling off a stack of chairs like 20 feet and the chairs didn't fall but I fell onto my arms," Renner told Jimmy Fallon. After going to the hospital and finding out that both of his arms were broken he returned to the set to throw doughnuts at co-star Ed Helms.
The fall occurred on the third day of production, according to Jon Hamm. Hamm also revealed that Jeremy Renner wore "green screen casts" which allowed the production to digitally remove any hint of brokenness in post-production, making Jeremy Renner appear to have perfectly normal arms.
Renner was noticibly absent from the recently released Avengers: Infinity War, despite starring as the incredibly useful "bow and arrow guy", Hawkeye, in the prior films.
There was a strong belief that Marvel had kept Renner out of publicity materials because his character played a key role in Infinity War but the big surprise was that he didn't even make a cameo.
Now fans are hoping Hawkeye makes a big comeback in the currently untitled Avengers 4, where Renner will hopefully star alongside his real arms.
This is potentially the second-best story of CGI magic in recent history, right after the incredible, unbeatable tale of Henry Cavill's upper lip.
During the filming of Justice League, Cavill's beautiful cleanly shaven face was perfect for his role as Superman. When the initial filming was done Cavill went on to begin filming for Mission: Impossible - Fallout where he was apparently contractually obligated to grow a mustache.
What he wasn't counting on was just how many reshoots Justice League would need, but due to the contract stipulation that he COULDN'T shave his mustache... Justice League just photoshopped it out. And it was totally fine and no one noticed whatsoever.
Thank god for movie magic.
Tag stars Jeremy Renner, Jeremy Renner's CGI arms, Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher and Rashida Jones.
Tag opens in cinemas on June 14.
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