Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 Jeremy Renner weighs in

Jeremy Renner responds to the news that Tommy Wirkola’s already written a sequel

Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton about to hunt some witches in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton about to hunt some witches in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Yesterday’s news that Tommy Wirkola had handed in his script for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 wasn’t just news to us, it was also a surprise for star Jeremy Renner.

Cinema Blend asked the actor what he knew about the project, and Renner revealed that he’s not actually signed on for a follow-up. “Not that I’m aware of, no. I know they’re going to make one. I know they’re writing a script. And that’s when they will probably engage with any talent.”

On being told that Wirkola had handed in his script, Renner stated that he hadn’t been contacted and responded to the writer-director’s legitimate statement that a lot will depend on the Avengers star’s availability.

“It’s always an obstacle at this point. It’s good to be busy, right? …it’s ultimately going to come down to–I know they have a release date and they really want to get it out there–but I have to have the time. I’m only one man, right? And then also Gemma’s availability. It’ll come down to availability I’m sure…That movie ended up playing very well across the world. That was pretty awesome. I only heard that they were going to make another one. But that’s all that I know.”

However, he did say that he’d be up for returning for more witch-slaying in principle.

“I don’t have any problem with it. Yeah. It was a lot of fun. It was fun to do that movie, and just have a ball.”

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