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Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye, is getting dragged back into the superhero game for Captain America: Cvil War, but at least he’ll have new duds when he returns. We now have our first look at the archer’s new costume through concept art shown by Jeremy Renner himself. Take a look!
Renner posted this image on Twitter of Hawkeye in his new costume from Captain America: Cvil War. Also joining him in the picture is his "new friend" Ant-Man, who is perched on his shoulder. Design-wise, Clint’s costume looks more streamlined from what he wore in Avengers: Age of Ultron and now looks more like a spy outfit, with one arm short-sleeved (like his costume in 2012’s The Avengers) and the other arm long-sleeved. Clint also seems to have taken precautions in case he runs out of arrows by also carrying a gun and knife on his person.
Most important, though, is how purple this suit is. Granted, the previous suits were dark purple, but this bright shade is closer to what the archer wears in the comics.This is the closest his costume ever looked to Hawkeye in the 616 universe (see left below), but it’s still keeping elements from the Ultimate incarnation of the character (seen right below).
Despite the new suit’s similarities with the comic book outfit, there is one thing that will remain missing from his wardrobe in the movies: the mask. This past weekend at Wizard World Chicago, Renner told a fan that Clint Barton doesn’t wear a mask in this universe and reminded everyone about the Ultimate universe inspiration. So, even though he’ll never put on a mask in this universe, maybe by the time the Avengers: Infinity War movies come out, Clint will wear a pair of goggles (like his Ultimate self) that aid with his aim.
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Despite retiring as one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Clint will get involved in the events of Captain America: Cvil War after collateral damage from an Avengers battle results in the world’s governments deciding that superheroes need to be regulated. Another piece of promo art from earlier today confirmed that Hawkeye will be on Captain America’s side during the conflict, working alongside Agent 13, Ant-Man, Falcon, and Winter Soldier. They will be going up against Team Iron Man, whose members include War Machine, Vision, Black Panther, and Black Widow, the latter of whom was fighting Hawkeye in the D23 footage.
We’ll see Hawkeye in action when Captain America: Cvil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.