‘Avengers: Endgame’: Here’s Why Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye Becomes Ronin

Fans have been wondering why Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) becomes Ronin in Avengers: Endgame and now the answer has been revealed.

MAJOR SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS: ENDGAME AHEAD!

Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye was noticeably absent from 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, which was particularly surprising to fans given that Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, was one of the original team members in 2012’s The Avengers. 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron fleshed out Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye in a very particular way, by expanding his family. The film revealed that Jeremy Renner had been protecting a family in secret, which leads us to his transformation into Ronin in Avengers: Endgame.

The last time fans saw Jeremy Renner in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. Avengers: Endgame gives fans what they want in the very first scene, Hawkeye with his family. The opening moments of Endgame show Hawkeye with his family, having lunch outside as he tests his daughter’s bow-and-arrow skills. It isn’t too far into this scene that we see Jeremy Renner witnessing the death of his family thanks to Thanos (Josh Brolin) using the Infinity Gauntlet in Avengers: Infinity War.

It’s this moment that pushes Jeremy Renner’s Avenger over the edge, taking up the mantle of Ronin. Jeremy Renner’s Ronin costume has been featured in the trailers and promo art for Avengers: Endgame and it’s that particular moment in the trailer, with Ronin in the street in Tokyo, in which we see Jeremy Renner’s character next. When Captain America (Chris Evans), Black  Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and the rest of the surviving heroes think they have a strong enough plan to take on Thanos, they seek out the help of Hawkeye, who has now become Ronin.

War Machine (Don Cheadle) informs the crew that Clint isn’t the Hawkeye that fans know and love, he’s gone down a much darker path of vengeance with his new Ronin role, similar to The Punisher. After an epic sword fight in the street between Ronin and another enemy, Black Widow approaches him and fans are treated to an incredibly emotional reunion.

For fans expecting to see Jeremy Renner in the Ronin outfit often, you may be disappointed. The hood and mask that Ronin wears is mainly in that initial scene and then gone throughout most of the film’s three-hour running time.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Avengers: Endgame as soon. as more information becomes available. Did you like Jeremy Renner’s Ronin costume in the film? Were you surprised to see Hawkeye’s family get dusted in the opening scene? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.

“A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”

Avengers: Endgame is in theaters now!

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender X-Men

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling Blade Runner 2049

I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Mad Men

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden Bodyguard

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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