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Hawkeye fans are upset the Avenger’s getting no love from Marvel

Tumblr demands answers, Marvel

Marvel’s latest trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has something for just about every superhero fan — except Hawkeye.

Clint “Hawkeye” Barton, played by Jeremy Renner and one of the original Avengers, is nowhere to be seen. He’s not even included on the film’s official poster (though Hawkeye does appear in some older concept art).

All of which is to say that Marvel hasn’t made it particularly obvious that Hawkeye is a part of Avengers: Infinity War.

Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Infinity War poster.
Marvel Studios

It isn’t entirely shocking. Hawkeye technically retired at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, settling into a life of normalcy with his family. He was recruited by Steve Rogers to help defeat Tony Stark in Captain America: Civil War, but it’s unclear if he’ll show up for the big Thanos fight.

If Hawkeye is about to put his life and his supply of arrows on the line to help save Earth again, fans are asking for Marvel to give the guy a little more presence in the trailer. Say, for example, any appearance at all.

One Tumblr blog dedicated to asking where Hawkeye is perhaps phrased it best:

It’s a troubling time for Hawkeye fans. This is the second disappointment in just a matter of weeks, too. It only took a matter of seconds for Hawkeye diehards to realize that Clint didn’t make it into any of the 15 Avengers: Infinity War Entertainment Weekly covers. Luckily for Hawkeye and his fans, one Photoshop genius sprung into action and created a mock-cover, that actor Jeremy Renner then posted on Instagram and Twitter.

Unfortunately, Hawkeye may actually show up in this movie. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo told ScreenRant that Hawkeye “is in a special spot” in Infinity War after the events of Captain America: Civil War.

“Characters on Cap’s team made certain decisions,” Joe Russo said, “and others made other decisions that led to different paths in them dealing with oversight in this movie in a different way. So Hawkeye’s on his own journey in this movie.”

Anthony Russo added that Hawkeye “has a unique reaction to the Civil War situation that puts him in a special spot in this film.”

Maybe Hawkeye won’t completely disappear just yet. Some people are even holding out hope that if Hawkeye isn’t in the movie, he can’t be killed ahead of Avengers 4. Let’s be clear, though: If Hawkeye is in the movie, he’s probably going to die. Marvel Studios has just about reached its limit for what they can do with his storyline. Hawkeye hasn’t been interesting for a while if we’re being completely honest.

Avengers: Infinity War, which Hawkeye is absolutely a part of, will be released on April 27.

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