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What Should Marvel Do With Hawkeye Going Forward In The MCU?

Howdy ladies and gents, hope you’re all doing well. Today I’m going to be doing a bit of an analytical post which will hopefully get some discussions going on in the comments below and the subject matter is on the superhero Hawkeye and where his character could go in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Now it is no secret that Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye in the MCU is the least utilized of the Avengers team and to some degree is the least liked as well (at least from what I’ve seen and read on numerous websites over the last 2 years). Since making his brief appearance in Thor in 2011, the following year he then went on to be in The Avengers, but was primarily a villain as he was under mind control by Loki for like 75% of the film and since then his character has yet to reappear. So it is safe to say he has been given the short end of the stick and I don’t think it was intentional by Marvel Studios, however, this is the case and it has made him look like a fairly irrelevant character, even Black Widow, who is just as human as he is, has gotten featured more dominantly than he has which makes him look even worse in comparison. Besides comic book fans, most people bash Hawkeye and talk ill of him anytime he is mentioned in the news online and that really sucks.

Personally, I really like Renner’s version of Hawkeye. I think the guy is cool, his uniform (while lacking a mask or the glasses used in the promotional art), is pretty nice too, and his skills as an archer are pretty proficient and badass. I liked his first appearance in Thor and in Avengers as well. Now, while I’ve not read too many comics involving Hawkeye, but I have researched about him and seen him depicted in Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Avengers Assemble so I have gotten a pretty good idea of who he is and what he is capable of. I know that he’s supposed to have a bigger part in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but what happens beyond that? So with that in mind now I am going to suggest a few directions that the character could go in.

Put Him In Captain America 3

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Now this is an option that has been mentioned/rumoured in the news recently, however, this would probably be the most logical place for Hawkeye’s character to go next. It makes more sense for Hawkeye to hang with Captain America than Tony Stark, Hulk or Thor for the following reasons:

  1. Cap and Hawkeye have ties in the comics and I think it would be cool to explore their relationship on-screen a bit especially since he was as close to S.H.I.E.L.D. as Black Widow and Nick Fury were.
  2. Captain America, even with his shield and super soldier serum, is still human, and so were his crew (Falcon and Black Widow) in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and look how much damage they caused. Now imagine if Hawkeye was added to that mix? Honestly, they would be a well-rounded group of heroes of the human variety doing some very good missions together both on and off of the battlefield.
  3. Hawkeye belongs with people he’s worked with before and is able to relate to in terms of abilities and chemistry, and is definitely Cap and Black Widow of all of the Avengers.

On top of those points I believe it would be a good opportunity to show off not only more of Hawkeye’s abilities in hand-to-hand combat, but also give us a bit more of his personality and show why he belongs on the Avengers team. However, its still early days when it comes to Cap 3 and obviously you don’t want the next film to be overstuffed with too many characters, that being said Hawkeye almost made it into Winter Soldier, according to a recent interview with the Russo Brothers, so may he can make it into the next Cap adventure if Renner’s schedule permits it.

If Black Widow Gets Her Own Film, Let Him Join Her

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There’s been a lot of talk about Black Widow getting her own film for a while now and after Winter Soldier it seems like fans are definitely down for a solo film featuring the only female Avenger. Even though Marvel Studios are hard at work crafting their vision of the MCU, I do think a Black Widow film is getting closer to becoming a reality and if that is the case I feel like it would be a missed opportunity if Hawkeye wasn’t included. I mean both of them are highly trained S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and held in high regard, but she’s clearly had more missions and screen time, and with this solo film it would be a slap in the face to Hawkeye if they didn’t include him in some capacity.

What they could do is give a role similar to what he did in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol where is in the thick of the action and has a big role, but isn’t the main star. And of course, since Black Widow and Hawkeye have history, this film would be the best place to explore that. The small moments with them together in The Avengers were some of my favourite moments like when they discussed Widow’s conversation with Loki or when they were fighting the Chitauri and briefly mentioned Budapest, that kind of stuff I would like to learn more about. Possibly have some flashbacks of their older missions or possibly when they first met, there are a lot of ways they could handle these two and it would be great for Hawkeye as he would be fleshed out a bit more while also complimenting Widow in the process.

Other Films In Phase 3 & Beyond

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Now this is where I just start taking random stabs in the dark about where to place the character purely because, beyond Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Doctor Strange, Thor 3 and a potential Black Panther film, there are no solid confirmations of any other Marvel projects at the is point in time. So at this point I will just suggest two films where Hawkeye could appear and state my reasons for he would be there. Now that we know that the Doctor Strange film is happening, I feel like it would be nice to have someone from the Avengers or S.H.I.E.L.D. around to help out if the enemy was one that humans could help out with, plus it would be a good way to usher in a character unfamiliar with things of the supernatural. Another option would be to stick him in the Black Panther film, why? Because again, even though a film of this nature should just be about the residents of Wakanda and their culture, what this film could do is introduce an enemy who was after the Vibranium and maybe Hawkeye could be sent by S.H.I.E.L.D. to help. He could be a supporting character and help strengthen the connection between heroes overseas.

Conclusion

In the end, Hawkeye is a cool character and Jeremy Renner is a great actor and I believe he deserves more screen time to show off why his character is such a badass in the comics. Now keep in mind that all of these ideas are pre-Avengers 2 so some of these suggestions may come to fruition next year, but for now this is some of my hopes for the character that will hopefully come to pass.

So how do you feel about the character of Hawkeye? Do you like him or do you not care for him and are you down with the idea or do you feel like it is a waste of time? Comment below and let me know! 😀

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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Jeremy Renner Says Hawkeye Could Appear in Captain America 3, Russos Comment

Good day to you ladies and gents, for the first time in a while I’m going back to a regular type of segment on my blog and that is film news! And today I’m going to talk about a bit of interesting information that dropped yesterday concerning Jeremy Renner and the inclusion of his version of Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, namely Captain America 3. The following information comes from the ever reliable superherohype:

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If there’s one “Avengers” character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that hasn’t gotten his fair share in the spotlight just yet, it’s Hawkeye. Though he was introduced in 2011′s Thor, was mostly mind-controlled in 2012′s The Avengers, and will appear in next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Barton hasn’t had the same exposure as some of the other characters. That could change in 2016, however, as actor Jeremy Renner says he might show up in the upcoming Captain America 3.

Speaking with Collider, Renner was asked about this upcoming schedule and revealed he might have to free up some time next year for the third “Cap” film.

“There are rumblings of Captain America 3. I don’t know what’s going to happen there. I’ve got to find the time, man (laughs). I’m trying to stay home and I can’t.”

Following this initial story, we spoke with returning directors Anthony and Joe Russo this afternoon about the potential for Hawkeye’s includion, and whether it was something they could talk about.

“Unfortunately we can’t (comment),” Anthony said, “It’s too specific to what the movie may be.”

Joe did chime in and teased, “There are certainly characters that Cap is close to or has a strong relationship with that would make sense appearing in his films. I think that’s all we can say about it.”

So what’s being said here is that Renner is down to be included in the next Cap film and the Russo brothers aren’t at liberty to divulge any information because it is too early to give any specifics on the story of Cap 3. So there really isn’t much to be said here officially, but it does gives us fans something to speculate on and theorize about for the time being. Like the writer of the article said, Hawkeye in the only Avenger who has had the least amount of exposure and in the superhero team-up film is primarily a mind-controlled bad guy for 75% of the film. I still thought Renner was cool, but it is true that he really needs to show up a little more in the MCU to be of some value as a solo character. Since I haven’t seen Avengers 2 yet I can’t see whether his character has really been done justice yet to put him in the same league as Black Widow skill-wise or even Agent Coulson cool-wise, but if his character does receive a boost in screen time and credibility then that would open the door for him to potentially come on to Cap 3. It would be cool to see him and Steve Rogers along with Falcon fighting together as they are all humans with different types of attributes and it would make more sense for him to be there than with Tony Stark or Hulk or Thor. but yeah its is still early days when it comes to Cap 3 and it seems like just the outline of the story is being worked on at this point.

In conclusion if there is a room and purpose for Hawkeye in Captain America 3 then that’s great, the Russo’s will probably put him to good use. However if he isn’t relevant don’t throw him in there, no need to make the film feel overstuffed with characters who have no relevance to the story. So how do you feel about the inclusion of Hawkeye in Captain America 3? Are you down with the idea or do you feel like it is a waste of time? Comment below and let me know! 😀

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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My Thoughts on the Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver Avengers: Age of Ultron Set Photos

Howdy ladies and gentlemen, time to talk about some big news that hit the web yesterday (at least I think it was yesterday) and no it’s not the awesome Days of Future Past trailer, but the first set of set pictures featuring the cast of the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron film. Now I’m not one who likes to dive too deep into set pictures as I like to keep the film as fresh as possible and avoid any secrets they may have for the film in question. Having said that though, I have seen set pictures and videos of a few films in production including Captain America: The First Avenger, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises and Thor: The Dark World just to name a few. So when I heard that there were set pictures for this film with cast actually on-set I had to look. So now that the internet has had some time to adjust to them, what are my thoughts on them? Well read on and find out.

Oh and by the way I’m only going to do a one photo per person. Okay? Then let’s begin.

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So as you can see here it is Jeremy Renner back as Hawkeye and he looks exactly the same. Now that be interpreted as one of two things: 1) His character didn’t feel the need to change his costume. 2) He’s possibly gonna get a costume change during the film. OR 3) No one cares about his character to give him a costume change. To be honest it is a bit random, but at the same time I won’t lose sleep over it. I liked his character in Avengers so I look forward to seeing him get more screen time and become a character who isn’t the butt of everyone’s jokes.

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Next up we have Aaron-Taylor Johnson as Quicksilver. At first I was kind of underwhelmed with his look considering how cool the concept art for his character is and normally in Marvel Studios films the concept art is pretty close to what the end result will be like. That being said, after looking at it again I do like it. His look just seems like a more streamlined and updated version of what was done in the comics, sure he’s not silver and green in his costume and his hair isn’t slicked back, but I think I can see some similarities to the version of the character that was in Marvel Avengers Alliance. Plus I can still see the character in Johnson and for this Marvel Cinematic Universe I feel like it works.

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And lastly you have Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch who in my opinion is the best-looking out the cast so far. Like I said in my blog post when the concept art came out, I believe that it is impossible to do a live-action version of this character with her original costume. So when I see what the costume designers have done I can’t help but feel happy and like what I’m seeing. I think Olsen looks cool, a bit hardcore and hot in her costume and it is incredible to see how she’s hoped from role to role in recent times and looks so different in each one.

You can see more of the set pictures at http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=96674#dd2hYmb6j5ule6KK.99

Well that’s it from me for now, what do you think of this and the other set pictures? Are you loving it or are you hating? Leave you thoughts below yo! 😀

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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Renner Says Avengers 2 Will Provide ‘More Opportunities’ for Hawkeye

Alright then well its been a long while since we heard anything regarding Hawkeye in regards to The Avengers, Avengers 2 or any other future Marvel films. The following article comes from superherohype:

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A few months ago, Jeremy Renner spoke about his character in The Avengers and how he wasn’t all too pleased with where Hawkeye was in the film. “At the end of the day, 90% of the movie, I’m not the character I signed on to play. I’m literally in there for two minutes, and then all of a sudden…”

Today, in an interview with MTV News, he said he’ll finally get what’s coming to him in the sequel.

“There’s more opportunities (in the sequel) to explore the characters a little more, I think for everybody, which I think is exciting.”

But he’s not calling up Joss and telling him where to take the character, “I’d just mess it all up.”

Many of the S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives from The Avengers, including Nick Fury, Maria Hill, and Black Widow, are set to appear in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but Renner is not confirmed to appear. 

Marvel’s The Avengers 2 will hit theaters on May 1, 2015, and while the cast is currently unconfirmed, its very likely to again include Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson.”

Now I can understand what Renner was saying about Hawkeye ‘not being himself’ for the most part of The Avengers and I can also understand a bit of his frustration if there is any. However the fact is that he was badass for the screen time he did get The Avengers, Renner has to be that he was up against larger-than-life characters in the shape of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Hulk too so he was bound to be overshadowed a bit. Anyways chances are that The Avengers 2 probably will give Hawkeye more room grow and expand in the group which will be nice.

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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