One very welcome piece of news from the Avengers: Endgame trailer is that everyone's favorite bow-slinger, Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye), will be returning for the final fight against Thanos.
Sadly, however, fans have discovered a small detail tucked away in the trailer that doesn't bode well for the character's wellbeing in what may be his final movie.
*Warning: potential spoilers ahead!*
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Did you catch it? Hawkeye appears a couple of times in the new trailer. The first time, he appears on the streets of Japan with a new haircut and an absolutely dour expression. The second time, he looks cheerful and happy, teaching a young girl (perhaps his daughter) how to fire arrows.
Hawkeye is teaching her how to go for the head. https://t.co/OXpo9Yhk3i— mags (@mags)1552859928.0
@thirdeyephaggot @Renner4Real @ManaByte Yeah I know! Duh! There's a Hawkeye show coming with him teaching Kate Bish… https://t.co/zLliEynHu6— Scatterbrained (@Scatterbrained)1552691445.0
But where do these moments happen in the movie? What significance do they have, and is one connected to the other?
@__andreaespin__ That one scene in the trailer where Hawkeye is teaching his daughter how to use the bow and arrow 😭😭😭— Ivan Diaz (@Ivan Diaz)1552747035.0
Fans may have figured it out! During the scene where Hawkeye shoots arrows with a young girl, a detail went unnoticed by many: he's wearing an ankle bracelet similar to the one wore by Scott Lang in Ant-Man & The Wasp.
If Clint is still under house arrest, assumably because of his participation in Avengers: Civil War, then that scene must take place before Thanos's deadly snap which wiped out half of the universe.
Which would mean that, sadly, the young girl is likely his daughter (or maybe Kate Bishop, an Avenger-in-training) and that she's now disintegrated, resulting in the edgier, moodier Hawkeye wielding a sword and seeking vengeance in Asia.
Hawkeye been chillin with his sexy wife and teaching his kids how to shoot shit. He comes back from gettin grocerie… https://t.co/m1zPWLNr5H— danny b (@danny b)1552654111.0
poor Hawkeye, they really gonna snap his family right in front of him while they're having a picnic and he is teach… https://t.co/88k0GSSkyg— Parris (@Parris)1552607040.0
Fans want nothing but the best for America's most wholesome archer.
That scene with Hawkeye teaching his daughter archery made me emotional. All the throwbacks they showed really. Thi… https://t.co/wiVhCpnEkI— 🍂🍁 Naz 🍂🍁 (@🍂🍁 Naz 🍂🍁)1552596036.0
The scene with #Hawkeye teaching his daughter to use the bow and arrow 😭😭 legit had me like https://t.co/rXUiC7Mxr5— André Burrow (@André Burrow)1552572520.0
ok, but hawkeye teaching his kids archery is cute, marvel's best dad— 🐤 adriana 🐦 (@🐤 adriana 🐦)1552597939.0
Also, confirming Hawkeye's family is dead by showing him teaching his daughter how to shoot a bow? Assholes. I didn't want the feels today.— Brett (@Brett)1552583942.0
Some have noted that Hawkeye's new costume looks a lot like his alter-ego Ronin from the comic book universe.
Savior Hawkeye/Ronin in his new Avengers costume #AvengersEndgame https://t.co/UrXb7I0bhT— Jeremy Renner Net (@Jeremy Renner Net)1552577569.0
Some of you didn’t know how BAMF #Hawkeye aka #Ronin was and it shows 🏹 #AvengersEndgame https://t.co/DhdZDGj2Nu— Chrissy Panti (@Chrissy Panti)1552568540.0
Hawkeye/Ronin #AvengersEndgame https://t.co/kRChLuRD3U— Marvel Perfect Pics (@Marvel Perfect Pics)1552580077.0
Technically Hawkeye is gone because he is Ronin now. https://t.co/Z1YnH8Qhjl— dj spydermann (@dj spydermann)1552924956.0
EXCUSE ME !!!! CLINT BARTON IS BACK !!!! HAWKEYE + RONIN 🔥😎 #AVENGERSENDGAME https://t.co/8SVXZ2sTyV— itsmeramadhani (@itsmeramadhani)1552566419.0
Of course, Marvel is famous for misleading and misdirecting fans during their trailers, so we won't know for certain what becomes of Hawkeye until Avengers: Endgame premieres on April 26—see you there!