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While Avengers: Infinity War is still four months away, filming has begun to wrap on the film that will follow it. Jeremy Renner recently said his goodbyes in a video on social media. He has officially completed his responsibilities to Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and while he says he's excited to see how it all turns out, he's also looking forward to going home. It all seems to be a little emotional for him. Check it out.
Jeremy Renner, who plays Hawkeye in the MCU, posted a brief video to Instagram in which he says, not goodbye, but "see ya later" to the Marvel fans who have been following the filming of the newest Avengers films. It's a quiet and reserved video, which isn't all that uncommon for the actor, he's not the type to get super excited on social media, but, he seems especially emotional about wrapping filming on Avengers 4, probably because he's spent most of the last year working on the two Avengers movies.
Of course, with this being the end of Marvel's current phase of superhero movies, and the biggest transition the MCU has made so far, one has to wonder what the ultimate fate of Hawkeye will be when it's all over. For whatever it's worth, Jeremy Renner specifically says this is not goodbye, which one could read as an indication that we'll see Hawkeye again. Of course, it could also just mean that he'll be taking extended time off Instagram to spend with his family, but that he'll be back eventually.
With several contracts coming to an end with the conclusion of Avengers 4, we fully expect some of the existing characters to be either killed off or otherwise taken out of play. Major names like Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans are at the top of the most likely list, though if Jeremy Renner is also looking to spend time doing other movies, he could also be on his way out. Although, he has expressed interest in doing a Hawkeye movie in the past and if that's in the cards, he may hang around.
With Jeremy Renner wrapping up filming on Avengers 4 we can expect to see similar notes from other major MCU actors over the next few weeks, and some of them will likely be permanent. From here, we get the lengthy process of post-production, which has over a year to be completed, since, while the film doesn't have a title, it does have a release date of May 2019. Perhaps we'll get the first trailer for Avengers 4 as a post-credits sequence for Avengers: Infinity War. Although, with two Marvel movies set to come out between Avengers features, there might be a longer wait for our first look at the final film.