Hawkeye does not appear in the newest Avengers Infinity War trailer. Hawkeye is totally absent from all of the promotion cover shoots for Empire, Vanity Fair, Entertain Weekly, Etc. The biggest war facing the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Hawkeye is a no-call no-show.
Here’s what director, Joe Russo, had to say about the whereabouts of everyone’s favorite character:
Coming out of Civil War, he’s in the same position that Cap and Falcon are at the end of that movie. And Ant-Man. Coming into this movie, you know… Characters on Cap’s side coming out of the Civil War, some made certain decisions and others made other decisions that led to different paths in them dealing with oversight in this movie in a different way. So Hawkeye’s on his own journey in this movie.
Well that’s cute. After ending Civil War behind bars and being freed by Captain America, it would seem as though Hawkeye has decided to go on his ‘own journey’ which is what a producer of a popular TV show says when they write a character out of the series.
Sure, you can say that after the reveal of Hawkeye’s secret family in that cabin in the woods, he might want to take a break from getting his ass beat by Asgardians and robots so he can he have a catch with his son and/or read the paper in the morning with his wife or whatever it is normal people do when they’re job isn’t neutralizing Incredible Hulks.
The timing is a lot off though. Maybe take advantage of your vacation days after Thanos is done burning Wakanda to the ground. Just a reaaaal selfish move on his part.
As a fan though, SEEEE YAAAAAAA Clint.
There are going to be so many mouths to feed in Infinity War that the idea of a 5-minute conversation between Hawkeye and Black Widow about feeling ‘powerless’ or whatever is infuriating when we could be seeing Star Lord and Tony Stark bust each other’s chops or Spider-Man doing literally anything. I want to see Thor and Thanos punch each other in the head. I do not want to see Hawkeye doing anything.
The last thing I want is a slow motion frame of Hawkeye loading an arrow and then proceeding to fire that arrow at Thanos. Let’s cut some runtime off of this movie and have Hawkeye watching all of the madness at home on MSNBC or something.
So what is Hawkeye up to during Infinity War?
Who gives a shit?
Just keep him off the screen until the Guardians of the Galaxy and the real Avengers are done doing the superhero-ing. Maybe he can be assigned to the clean-up crew afterward.
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