Unlike the other founding Avengers members in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye, sat out the events of Avengers: Infinity War, having arranged a deal to be with his family as part of his house arrest. But just like how Hawkeye was drawn out of retirement during Captain America: Civil War, Avengers 4 will see the archer back in action, and Jeremy Renner is making sure fans know he's really participating in the Phase 3 capper. Last week, the actor posted a picture of himself suited up for the reshoots, and now his latest post is peppered with some curious hashtags.
Some of the hashtags on Jeremy Renner's Instagram post are self-explanatory, like including a standard #hawkeye and referring to Thanos as the #purplebadguy (appropriately companied by a middle finger). But then there are ones like #widow? and #isanyonegonnashowup?, which have us raising an eyebrow. Black Widow and Hawkeye have been tight for years, so one would imagine that they'll reunite in Avengers 4, but Renner apparently wants to call that into question. As for if anyone will show up, well, let's just say half of the MCU's heroes will definitely be back for Avengers 4, while the other half met dusty ends when Avengers: Infinity War concluded. And regarding #cawcawmfs, I'd like to think that's referencing how Renner's current hairdo resembles the top of a cockatoo's head, but I could be way off the mark.
After cameoing in Thor, Hawkeye made his full MCU debut in The Avengers, where he transitioned from S.H.I.E.L.D. to mind-controlled Loki goon to one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. He returned for Avengers: Age of Ultron and decided to hang up his bow at the end to spend more time with his family (including newborn son Nathaniel), but when the kerfuffle surrounding the Sokovia Accords and Bucky Barnes unfolded, Clint was willing to help out once more, which unfortunately resulted in his incarceration. Had Thanos not wiped out half of all life in the universe at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, maybe Clint could have stayed permanently retired from the superhero life, but alas, he's back to shooting arrows at bad guys in Avengers 4. It hasn't been revealed yet specifically why Hawkeye is returning, although one theory posits that his family was among Thanos' victims, which is reason enough for him to suit back up.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for all the latest on what's happening with Hawkeye in the MCU. Avengers 4 hits theaters on May 3, 2019. Be sure to look through our Marvel movies guide to learn what else is in development for the blockbuster franchise, as well as our 2018 release schedule to find out what's coming out for the rest of the year.