Watch out world, there is a new action hero in town!
There is a point just before actors find their niche where anything is possible, will they end up the new favourite romantic lead or trip down the comedy route, slapstick style?
After being lucky enough to see The Bourne Legacy (the latest instalment of the popular Bourne franchise) at the Australian premiere in Sydney, it is official, Jeremy Renner - action hero - has most certainly arrived.
In fact, even his entrance oozed star power as he zoomed up to the State Theatre on a motorcycle, followed by the cheers from the adoring crowds lining Market Street.
Inside, the lucky people getting a sneak peak at the fourth instalment were treated to snack packs of cheese and biscuits, with nuts and nibbles while Tom Williams had a chat with Renner and Director Tony Gilroy.
Gilroy commented that he's never been to Australia before but has always wanted to come and charmed the audience by naming Sydney as one of the most beautiful cities he's ever been to. He should know, in true Bourne fashion Gilroy has new hero, Aaron Cross, jetsetting all over the world to escape the various people hunting him.
Looking ever the humble leading man, Renner admitted to the crowd that he did a lot of the stunts himself and that they were "a blast" to shoot. The resulting film is a classically simple action blockbuster, that is definitely worth seeing on the big screen.
The action scenes in The Bourne Legacy were created using minimal CGI and Renner’s own ability of looking like he could beat anyone with just the right amount of effort. With those biceps, I'll say it again - Hollywood has a new action superstar.
The Bourne Legacy is out in Australian cinemas tomorrow (August 16), stay tuned for my review of the film in TNT Downunder Magazine next week (spoiler alert: it was really good!).