Hawkeye is definitely one of the Avengers that people have been keeping an eye out for, especially after he made himself so scarce in the original Avengers: Infinity War promotional material. After the movie premiered, it was apparent that the archer was nowhere to be found, which raised many questions as to where in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Jeremy Renner’s character could be hiding.
There are a few theories going around, but the Russo Brothers, who were huge masterminds, elaborated a bit as to where Clint Barton/Hawkeye was, and it had a lot to do with his house arrest situation after the events of Captain America: Civil War.
In any case, his absence was sorely felt and although it’s hard to say whether or not he would have made a definitive difference on the front lines, it certainly would have been nice to see him out there filling Thanos full of arrows.
Although Hawkeye is a very significant part of the storytelling in both the comics and the films, there are some obvious differences in the way that the studio chose to portray the hero, and some would say that they could have taken a different direction to be more inclusive and show more diversity in Marvel’s lineup.