After recently telling Collider that he’s heard “rumblings” Hawkeye will appear in CAPTAIN AMERICA 3, actor Jeremy Renner has discussed the fate of his character in Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON with Larry King. What follows after the jump could be considered a spoiler, so please proceed with caution and exit if you wish to know nothing about the film at all before May 1, 2015.

Given the threat level Ultron is sure to present, many fans have speculated the sequel to THE AVENGERS will be the last Marvel adventure for at least one major character. Adding fuel to the fire is, fair or not, the reputation assigned to writer/director Joss Whedon for killing off characters. Even Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) had to be saved by fans on social media after he was bumped off by Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in the first film (which wasn’t actually Whedon’s call, for the record).

With Hawkeye spending most of THE AVENGERS as a mind-controlled puppet of Loki and not appearing in any other Marvel films, aside from a brief cameo in THOR, he seems like an easy enough choice for the chopping block. Too easy, as it turns out, with Renner telling Larry King, “No man, I don’t die. They are going to keep me around a while.”

This is the point where we roll our eyes at the standard denial to throw the internet off the scent of what’s really going on. Obviously, Renner would never spoil the death of his character in a film as big as AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, but he’s probably telling the truth. Hawkeye’s spent so much time on the periphery in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that his death may not yield the intended emotional impact. If someone is going to die, and we don’t know that anyone is, characters like Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) or Colonel James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) would feel more personal at this point.

Jeremy Renner’s full interview will air on the October 6 episode of LARRY KING NOW on Hulu and Ora.tv. You can watch a clip below to see the AVENGERS portion of the conversation.