New fan art imagines what Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye could look like as Ronin in Avengers 4. The upcoming film will see Earth's Mightiest Marksman adopt a whole new look and identity, as evidenced by set photos taken during the production on the Phase 3 capper.
As the culmination of 10 years of movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity War proved to be the biggest superhero blockbuster of all-time by making over $2 billion at the box office and uniting almost every hero of the MCU to make a stand against Thanos. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Spider-Man, and Doctor Strange were all on-hand to oppose Thanos and the Black Order as they worked to acquire all six Infinity Stones. One hero - and original Avenger - was notably absent from the entire film: Hawkeye.
BossLogic has posted fan art of Jeremy Renner's character in-costume as Ronin. Ronin is one of Clint Barton's three superhero alter egos, with the other two being "Goliath", and of course "Hawkeye". The comic book accurate artwork shows Clint in his black and gold outfit, wielding a katana.
Set photos of Renner from Avengers 4 indicate that Clint will ditch his Hawkeye identity and become Ronin. The photos reveal that Clint will be wearing a suit that strongly resembles his Ronin costume in the comic books. He's also expected to receive new gear, which means he may not rely solely on a bow and arrow anymore. This detail is consistent with his comic book counterpart, who is an excellent archer and swordsman.
Before Infinity War's release, it was reported that Clint would take on the Ronin persona due to a personal tragedy, leading many to believe that the hero will lose his family. The ending of Infinity War adds fuel to this theory, as his whole family could easily have been wiped out by Thanos' snap. In the comics, Clint became Ronin to distance himself from the Hawkeye moniker and hide his true identity. Clint could have similar motivations in Avengers 4.
Fans have been eagerly awaiting Hawkeye's arc in the film, particularly since he was left out of Avengers: Infinity War. His absence has the potential to make his appearance in Avengers 4 even more exciting. With a large number of the MCU's heroes dead as a result of the snap, Hawkeye is one of the few remaining heroes who will be featured in Avengers 4. This could give Clint Barton the chance to play a pivotal role in the defeat of Thanos.
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