Hawkeye’s presence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been sort of tragic. In Avengers he was underutilized and wound up as a pawn for Loki, and for a while, it seemed like Marvel was trying to correct that. The character served as the emotional core of Avengers: Age of Ultron, but faded out of the spotlight soon after that. He had a small part in Captain America: Civil War, but aside from some promotional stills, we have yet to see footage of the character in Avengers: Infinity War. Naturally, this has fans of the character seriously worried about whether he’ll survive, but they’re equally irritated. Hawkeye is a great character and has yet to get his due. Luckily, the fans who support this character are creative enough to promote him on their own.
Reddit user TheSwagtacular took it upon themselves to create a poster for a Hawkeye stand-alone movie that is both humorous and exciting:
The subtitle for the prospective film pokes some fun at Marvel’s treatment of the character, but could also serve as a pretty interesting set up for a Hawkeye solo film. Seeing the character deal with his status as the least powerful member of the Avengers has always made for some great stories in the comics. Speaking of which, the artist chose to borrow the logo from Matt Fraction’s run on Hawkeye, which is arguably one of the best interpretations of the character we’ve seen. So, anything that looks to that for inspiration would surely make for a great movie.
So, how do you feel about Hawkeye’s absence from the Infinity War marketing? Would you like to see the movie that this poster suggests? Let us know in the comments!
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Benicio Del Toro, Danai Gurira and Josh Brolin. Here’s the official synopsis:
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27, 2018.