Warner Bros. held a Press Day in Miami Monday for Tag with Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm, and Jeremy Renner.
During our conversation with Renner and Hamm, we discovered Hamm is a huge fan of comic books, especially the Frank Miller era during the 80s.
“I liked Daredevil, Thor, X-Men, a big X-Men (fan) and then all spin-offs that they had toward the late eighties. But I liked all the Frank Miller stuff, Elektra Assasin, The Dark Knight. Bill Sienkiewicz, I think is an amazing artist,” said Hamm.
Sienkiewicz found out about the conversation and had this to say.
“Ok, This just made my week, let alone my day. The fact that I’m a huge Jon Hamm fan makes this extra bloody special. (With love and props to Jeremy Renner) Plus, Jon absolutely nailed pronunciation of Sienkiewicz. What that means to any person with an indecipherable alphabet goulash that is the Polish surname, cannot be understated,” said Sienkiewicz via Facebook.
Renner also mentioned Hawkeye was too busy playing tag to help the Avengers out in Infinity War.
About the film:
One month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs, and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming… and he’s ready. Based on a true story, “Tag” shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing.
Tag is directed by Jeff Tomsic, from a screenplay by Rob McKittrick and Mark Steile, and stars Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones, Leslie Bibb, with Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner.
Tag hits theaters June 15.