Jeremy Renner is once again collaborating with MCU actor Anthony Mackie for his upcoming documentaries regenerations in an episode that will double as Easily injured Reunion.
The duo, who starred in the Oscar-winning 2008 film, will appear in one of the The four episodes of the Disney+ show, which focuses on Renner’s own local community in Reno, Nevada. During the episode, Renner and his team of experienced construction workers will convert a shuttle bus into a mobile recreation center for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada, a charity that builds and supports personal mentoring relationships between adult volunteers and local children.
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With the help of friend and business partner Rory Millikin, lead mechanic Corey Wardleigh, lead builder Rob “Bender” Park and build crew members Roxy Bonilla, Justin Self and Merri Oswald, Akamu “AK” Whatley, Skiland “Ski” Judd, Ryan Gunter and Nick Socha, the hawk eye star is renovating the bus with a basketball hoop, soccer goal and computer lab that can travel to underserved rural communities. It is then delivered to the local Big Brothers Big Sisters arm with help from him avenger co-star Mackie.
In an exclusive clip from the episode, Renner – a construction veteran with a history of buying and redesigning huge vehicles using the world’s builder culture – explains his passion for giving vehicles a new purpose as the two ride in a combat vehicle. It’s an experience that reminds both actors of their time filming the Kathryn Bigelow-directed film. “Like 14 years ago, that’s how we started our day in the desert,” Renner says while Mackie laughs.
In the two-minute premiere of the episode, Mackie and Renner also stop at a truck stop where the Mayor of Kingston star maintains a collection of commercial and emergency vehicles. This includes a fleet of fire engines that once put out airplane fires and now help prevent wildfires. As the two take a look around the yard, Renner admits he understands “why it looks crazy,” but “that’s how I know I’m on the right track.”
“I thought you were playing bumper cars up here,” Mackie jokes. “I mean, the street sweeper is a bit extreme, but everything else I am!”
along with Mackie, regenerations will feature prominent guests Vanessa Hudgens, Anil Kapoor and Sebastián Yatra. All will assist Renner and his team in locations around the world—from Chicago, Illinois to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Rajasthan, India—in the renovation of unique, custom-built vehicles that work to serve local communities. This includes converting a tour bus into a mobile music studio, a delivery truck into a mobile water treatment plant and a city bus into a mobile dance studio. These vehicles are then donated to organizations such as The Base Chicago, Uva Jagriti Sansthan and Casa Hogar of Cabo San Lucas.
The series appears just a few months later Renner was seriously injured in a snow plow accident on his Nevada property, where he was pulled under the machine after attempting to divert it to save his nephew. (regenerations was filmed in 2022 and production ended prior to the accident.) The LA carpet for the series will be marked Renner’s first public in-person event since the accident that broke more than 30 bones, and which comes just a day before the show’s April 12 debut on Disney+.
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