There are a lot of characters featured on the poster and in the trailer for “Avengers: Infinity War.” The mainsatys are all featured prominently, from Iron Man and Captain America to Black Widow and Thor, as are comparatively recent additions: T’Challa, Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, and long-awaited villain Thanos all make the cut.
Among so many faces and names, one is conspicuous in its absence: Hawkeye, the archer played by Jeremy Renner. The low-key marksman has never stood out much among his fellow Avengers, but the snub is being received with raised eyebrows by many fans.
“Hawkeye is important in Infinity War” pic.twitter.com/rhWgAvKOlK
— Film Feed (@FiImFeed) March 17, 2018
— euge (@eugechicle) March 16, 2018
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) March 17, 2018
I would watch a movie of just Ant-Man and Hawkeye hanging out. No bad guys, just them painting a deck.
— Mundy (@dickfundy) March 17, 2018
hawkeye after thanos destroys everyone in the avengers and then the universe but he somehow slips through cracks again and survives pic.twitter.com/lBBw2Us3Ej
— andile (@INDIEWASHERE) March 16, 2018
The Russo Brothers have previously assured fans that Hawkeye is indeed in the film itself, though the precise nature of his role remains to be seen. We’ll know for sure when “Infinity War” arrives in theaters on April 27.