Jeremy Renner confirms his return as Hawkeye for Avengers 4's reshoots. One of the most asked questions going into Avengers: Infinity War was about Hawkeye's role. He was completely absent from the first trailer, leading many to ask where he would be. As the marketing campaign continued, there was no sign of him, only for audiences to realize he wasn't even in Infinity War. Only a brief mention of retirement was used to explain why he wasn't around, but it is all part of a larger plan to give Hawkeye a great arc.
How exactly the Russo Brothers plan to pull this off remains to be seen, but the elevated interest in seeing Hawkeye return shows his absence may have truly been the best thing for the character. With everyone itching to see how the sharpshooter factors into the battle against Thanos, Renner has been sure to tease his involvement - even in the reshoots.
Renner confirmed in an Instagram post today that he is back on set for Avengers 4 as part of the reshoots. He's having fun with the tease by emphasizing the need for stretching, but also highlighting the Avengers coming back together for the first time in years. Renner is clearly excited to get back to work based on the post below.
It isn't a secret that Hawkeye is in Avengers 4, but his involvement in the reshoots just continues to add more pieces to the puzzle fans are attempting to solve. Set photos just surfaced from the reshoots of Captain America, Black Widow, and Ant-Man together, but in civilian clothes. There's no clear sign of what Renner is getting ready to film, but he could be joining back up with his fellow Team Cap teammates. If the scene moves beyond the civilian scene filmed the other day, then we may get to see photos of Renner in his brand new costume.
Although Renner made sure to end his post with a Hawkeye hashtag, that won't be the only persona he takes on in Avengers 4. Early set photos from principal photography confirmed rumors that Clint Barton was going to become Ronin in the fourth Avengers film. It is largely believed that the dusting of his entire family at the hands of Thanos is what will push Barton to take on the darker edge. If that is the path Avengers 4 follows, then fans should gear up for a brand new version of Hawkeye next year.
This is just the latest of several updates in regards to the reshoots as a whole, so more information on them will likely continue to pour in. There's reports of them adding more Black Panther and Wakanda, while a casting call seems to indicate Spider-Man will take a trip to the once hidden African nation too. Other MCU stars may continue to confirm their involvement in Avengers 4's reshoots as well, so stay tuned to Screen Rant for the latest.
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- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019