Is This Why Hawkeye’s Missing From The Avengers: Infinity War Marketing?

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Where’s Hawkeye?

That’s the question Marvel fans have been asking almost ever since that first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War dropped back in November. It’s not only the previews that he’s been absent from, either, as most of the merchandise we’ve been seeing has also been missing Mr. Clint Barton and it’s got people wondering just what’s going on with the character.

Frankly, at this stage, we don’t expect Marvel to lift the lid on Hawkeye until the film’s release – which will now be in April – but at the very least, we may know why he’s been kept in the shadows all this time. According to Heroic Hollywood, a tie-in comic for Infinity War shows that Mr. Barton is actually retired from duty when the movie kicks off, spending time with his family at home.

Don’t believe us? Just check out the panel below:

Along with Scott Lang, it looks as if Hawkeye is taking some much needed time off from saving earth, though unfortunately, we don’t imagine that his break will last too long. We’re not sure what will spur him back into action – perhaps Thanos laying waste to his wife and kids? – but we do know with 100% certainty that he’ll be suiting back up to help his fellow Avengers and will even make the transition to Ronin at some point.

Not only that, but we can also look forward to the character having a real chance to shine once he returns, as Renner recently told us that the film will do “wondrous things” with Hawkeye. What exactly that means, we don’t know, but we don’t have long left before we see Barton and the rest of the gang back on the big screen, as the Avengers will assemble to take down the Mad Titan once and for all on April 27th, when Infinity War storms into theaters.

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