Its no secret that there has been a serious lack of archery in the MCU. I for one am a fan of Hawkeye in the comics and would love to see him utilised to his fullest potential in the movies. That being said, we have been promised a lot more of the expert slick talking, arrow wielding marksman and judging by the trailers thats going to ring very true. Now since the Avengers (2012) we know that Iron man has been fighting against Aldrich Killian and his Extremis soldiers, Thor has been flying around the realms fighting Dark elves, Captain america and Black Widow have been fighting Hydra and S.H.I.E.L.D and Dr Banner has been Chilling out at Stark/Avengers tower. However we haven't seen or heard anything from Agent Barton.
In a recent interview with IGN Jeremy Renner confirmed that we would find out in A:aou where he has been. In fact His words were:
Now by the way he says this, you almost feel like he's been visiting his dear old mum in the Scottish highlands, but i'm not convinced. We know that he's not been undercover at Hydra as S.H.I.E.L.D and our Heroes still believed Hydra long gone Until only recently (as far as the MCU goes) and Hawkeye was absent way before that reveal. Without further a do here are a few of my theories that I have been putting together since The Winter Soldier.
- On Mission for Fury maybe tracking the disappearance of a few 084's...........maybe Loki's sceptre?
- Maybe he quit S.H.I.E.L.D and decided to have a quiet life.
- My Favourite theory is that he has been off recruiting new people with superhuman abilities to add to the portfolio of "possible avengers" Rumour has it that the end credit scene of AOU has Cap introducing a new team of avengers. Maybe our archer has been busy finding said team.
Regardless of the possibilities i just hope it does justice to the character and i hope we don't get a sell out answer like "i was on a vacation".
Where do you think Hawkeye Has been?