From the treatment of a side character to Loki’s pawn, Hawkeye hasn’t had the most outstanding presence featured in the Marvel universe compared to the likes of powerhouses like Iron Man or Cap. A truly under appreciated character with his own cult following, it turns out Clint may have his chance in the spotlight soon enough.
Umberto Mayimbe touched upon this spill on his latest episode of Heroic Insider when discussing poll numbers of character popularity and the potential of a Black Widow film:
There was a pitch document – might be a little bit of a scoop here – uh for, I think you [Devin] might have heard this as well, for Hawkeye to have like a series… and I think Black Widow was included in that list as well.”
Very little else was established, but from those hoping for a closer solo feature with Hawkeye and Black Widow may be in for a treat. With the possibility of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continuing fan-favorite Agent Coulson’s life and the furthered successes of Netflix Marvels such as Daredevil and Jessica Jones, this may not seem like that far of a stretch.
Of course, nothing further than a “pitch document” from the sound here. Clint Barton has had a very low profile presence in the films, but perhaps it is building up to a furthered use for the character…
According to the Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki:
Clinton Francis “Clint” Barton, better known as Hawkeye, is a former special agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., where he worked under the supervision of Phil Coulson. Assigned by Nick Fury to watch over the Tesseract, he was brainwashed by Loki during the destruction of Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S. However, after the Attack on the Helicarrier, he was freed from Loki’s mental control by Black Widow and joined the Avengers to fight against Loki’s alien army in the Battle of New York, ending the Chitauri Invasion.
He then continued to work for S.H.I.E.L.D. until its collapse, after which he and the Avengers worked to bring down the remnants of the terrorist group HYDRA and the psychotic artificial intelligence, Ultron. After the Ultron Offensive, Barton chose to leave the Avengers to return to his wife and children. However, he was soon recruited by Captain America to aid him in his fight against the Sokovia Accords. Barton was briefly imprisoned at the Raft, but was freed by Rogers.
In the meantime, you can see Hawkeye and Black Widow in action in Captain America: Civil War, out in theaters now.
Civil War synopsis: Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.
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