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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is one that has never failed in captivating audiences and making boat loads of cash at the box office. Marvel Studios has succeeded in changing the superhero genre, while also planning projects years ahead of time. Phase Three has proven to be the most successful and diverse series of films yet, leading up to Avengers: Infinity War. Infinity War is set to be the cumulation of a decade's worth of films, bringing together the extended Marvel family to battle Josh Brolin's Thanos. The Russo Brothers have promised that some of the supporting Avengers will finally get their moment to shine, and now that apparently includes Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye.
Jeremy Renner recently spoke to HeyUGuys in order to promote his new movie Arrival. When asked about Infinity War, the actor revealed the following:
I know the talks are what it's about sounded fantastic. The Russo brothers have got some really great ideas and they're following certain parts of Infinity War. And there's some really exciting stuff for a lot of the characters, especially with... what they're thinking about doing with Hawkeye especially I'm pretty excited about.
That's right, people- it's finally happening. After being a tertiary character for his past few appearances, it looks like Hawkeye will be able to get a plot line with more substance in the upcoming Avengers flick. It's about damn time.
Despite being an original member of The Avengers, Hawkeye has never had tons to do in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was under Loki's mind control for 2/3 of The Avengers and had a glorified cameo in Captain America: Civil War. Avengers: Age of Ultron gave us a taste of Hawkeye's backstory; when the group was on the lamb, he brought them to his rural home where we met his wife (Linda Cardellini) and their three children. At the end of Ultron it seemed that Hawkeye was retiring from the crime fighting business, but then he totally showed up in Civil War to quarrel with Black Widow and make little quips during the airport battle.
The lack of Hawkeye's screentime has actually caused fans to start a campaign and rumor of their own. Namely, that Hawkeye should star in his own series on Netflix. This has gotten a ton of attention online, with fans believing it to be the perfect way to flesh out Hawkeye, while also featuring the first major crossover between the TV and movie properties. Jeremy Renner has even stated he'd be down for the adventure, as long as the logistics didn't interfere with his role in the films. After all, that's where the real money is.
Of course, the likelihood of Hawkeye getting a TV show is extremely low. But luckily for fans of the archer, he will apparently get some real action in Infinity War.
Avengers: Infinity War will fly into theaters May 4th 2018.