- Hawkeye isn’t in any of the trailers for “Avengers: Infinity War.”
- He isn’t even on the poster.
- Several days ago, Jeremy Renner, the actor who plays him, posted a fake magazine cover with Hawkeye on it to his Instagram.
Remember Hawkeye? The actor who plays the Marvel character is trying to remind you.
Hawkeye is the bland Avenger with the bow and arrows. He doesn’t have any superpowers or personality beyond that, but he does have a secret family, which was revealed in “Age of Ultron.” His house is where Captain America and Iron Man chop wood in an angsty manner.
And Hawkeye isn’t in either of the two trailers for “Avengers: Infinity War,” out April 27.
To make matters worse, he isn’t even on the poster, even though there appears to be plenty of room for him:
This is something the actor Jeremy Renner would have a right to be bitter about. His character Hawkeye has never been the most interesting Avenger despite attempts to make him so (secret family!), but he has been with the team from the beginning. He was brainwashed by Loki for nearly the entire first movie, however, which made his character development difficult to pull off in a compelling way.
On Tuesday, three days before the new “Infinity War” trailer came out, Renner posted a telling image on Instagram:
The post features Renner as Hawkeye on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Sadly, this a fan-made magazine cover. So whether he’s trying to get his Marvel character the attention he deserves or poking fun at how much he’s being ignored, Renner seems to be taking promotion into his own hands.
Despite what the movie’s promotion suggests, Hawkeye is actually in “Infinity War,” according to the directors Anthony and Joe Russo, who have said Hawkeye will be on a solo journey but appear in the film. Or, he could also just be dead and they don’t want to spoil that.
But Renner shouldn’t feel alone, as Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man isn’t in the trailers or on the poster either.