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A Lot Of People Think Hawkeye Will Die In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

The shooty boy isn't in the trailer or the official poster...

Since Marvel released the new trailer for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, there’s been a lot of controversy based off some very noticeable exclusions —  such as everyone’s “favourite” shooty boy, Hawkeye.

Everybody loves The Avengers, a group of scrappy super powered friends who overcome their mutual dislike of each other in order to save the world from aliens and robots and junk. We’ve got the handsome Captain America, the witty Iron Man, Thor the God of Thunder and Black Widow, the woman!

Oh also, there’s Hawkeye, who brought a bow and arrow to the super-powered knife fight. It’s very easy to forget about him — in fact, he spent a lot of Avengers: Age of Ultron contributing to the fight by being the owner of a secret farm. It was quite a nice farm, in his defence.

Not only did Hawkeye not make the cut for the trailer, he also didn’t appear in the official poster, which is a veritable high school yearbook of chiselled faces. In fact, Jeremy Renner didn’t even get his name on it.

However, while a lot of people assume he was bumped from the trailer and the poster due to a bunch of flashy new kids on the block taking his place or perhaps the climate was too moist for his delicate bow-string, others believe there is something far more nefarious about his absence.

They believe that Hawkeye, the “renaissance faire renegade” of the Avengers, will die in this movie.

However, perhaps it’s not as dire as all that — in fact, directors Anthony and Joe Russo claims that Hawkeye has his “own journey” to embark on, which sounds very Eat, Pray, Love.

“Hawkeye coming out of Civil War is in the same position that the Cap and Falcon are in at the end of that movie,” said Joe Russo in ComicBook. “And Ant Man. And coming into this movie, the characters who are on Cap’s side coming out of Civil War, some made certain decisions and others made other decisions that led to different paths and them dealing with oversight in this movie in a different way. So, Hawkeye’s on his own journey in this movie.”

That sounds lovely, but people still think Hawkeye has been horribly overlooked by his mates at the superhero factory.