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Clint `Hawkeye` Barton - The Avengers

Hawkeye from The Avengers played by Jeremy Renner.

Hawkeye is a fictional male Human in the The Avengers comic series who was played on screen by Jeremy Renner. Clint 'Hawkeye' Barton is a peripheral character in the movies, he does not yet have his own movie and is unlikely to. Clint is the Marvel version of Oliver Queen who is better known as the Green Arrow. Apart from being archers and male, there is very little that they have in common.

Whilst Oliver Queen is a billionaire playboy who just recently got married in the television series. Clint has been married throughout but as none of the films are based on him, very little is known other than that. He has three three children which he keeps mainly secret from the others until he finally introduced them to his colleague.

Whilst the comic book version of the character wears a helmet, the on-screen version wears nothing on his head. Clint is not only an expert with the bow and arrow but also a sword which he shows off in Endgame.

Hawkeye made his first appearance in a cameo for the first Thor movie and has since then only been in the Avenger films.

Civil War

When the Avengers broke up because of a disagreement over Bucky Barnes between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark, Clint took Steve Rogers side against the others. The one person that Hawkeye revers is Natasha Romanoff who he recruited for S.H.I.E.L.D.

Avengers - Infinity Wars / Endgame

He was absent from The Avengers when Thanos attacked in the first Infinity War film. In real-life the actor was making a film about the game Tag played by adults. He also missed out a role in the latest Mission Impossible in which he normally plays agent William Brandt.

The film starts with Hawkeye with his daughter being taught archery but then she and the rest of the family disintegrate leaving Hawkeye alone.

Five years on, Natasha Romanoff catches up with Hawkeye in Japan as he is despatching a Japanese criminal. Natasha manages to bring Hawkeye back into the fold to try and resolve the mess that Thanos has created.

Hawkeye and Natasha travel to Vormir to grab the Soul Stone out of time. Only by giving a soul for a soul can they hope to get the soul stone. The two close friends fight over which one of them will die to get the stone. In the ensuing fight, Natasha kills herself with Hawkeye waking up with the stone.

When the new Gauntlet is created, Bruce Banner uses the gauntlet to bring everyone back except Natasha who can't be revived.

Hawkeye teams up with all the members of Avengers as they take on Thanos and save the universe once more.


Marvel is an unbelievable cash cow for Disney. It remains to be seen if Hawkeye will be rewarded for his loyalty and have a film about him. The Arrow series has already shown that there is a market for a comic archer.

He is reportedly disliked how his character was done but over time has warmed to it. There is a movie based on Natasha Romanoff coming soon and given the strong background between the two characters, it would be a surprise if Hawkeye wasn't in it. Hawkeye did recruit Natasha.

Although he disliked the character, he has warmed to appearing in a solo version of the film. Looper

Hawkeye Facts

Alien RaceHuman
AllegianceThe Avengers
ActorJeremy Renner
Last UpdatedSaturday, May 4, 2019

Copyright: Marvel Comics

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