Anthony Mackie and Jeremy Renner in Rennervations.

Mere months after getting horribly crushed under his own snowplow, Jeremy Renner—truly some sort of superhero here on Earth—is not only making an amazing recovery, but showing up, in person, for the premiere of his latest project.

He nearly died on New Year’s Day while trying to dig a family vehicle out of snow, yet there he is, walking around with a big smile on his face for the showing of Rennervations.

The four-episode Disney+ show features Renner retooling some old vehicles he’s bought for good causes. I watched the Reno episode (because I also wrote this review for our sister paper there); in the other three, he goes to Chicago; Los Cabos, Mexico; and Rajasthan, India.

In Reno, where Renner lives, he renovated a minibus to be a recreational vehicle for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada. Using his own dough, he equipped the vehicle with computers, a lounge, a soccer goal on the side, and a basketball hoop on the back.

I’m a sucker for renovation shows, so getting to see Renner do his own for Disney is good fun. The episode features a good-natured Renner and contractors he’s hired, along with guest star Anthony Mackie, who made an appearance for the christening of the recreational vehicle.

I am glad to watch this show knowing that Hawkeye is not only alive and well, but kicking recovery ass as he comes back from his near-death experience. He’s an extraordinary guy, and I very much appreciate his presence and his efforts.

Rennervations is now streaming on Disney+.

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