Finally, Marvel heard fans’ demand for official Infinity War trailer and released it online yesterday. And the internet has gone crazy over it. The Avengers Infinity War is the most awaited superhero ensemble movie of the year 2018. Fans are ready to eat the tiniest of hints leading to the grand event called Infinity War. The trailer was epic, breathtaking, emotionally powerful and action-packed all rolled into one.
The movie is touted to become not just the highest grossing superhero movie ever but given the massive reception it has received from Marvel fan community and comic-book lovers in general, it could break the Avatar record of $2.7 Billion at the box-office worldwide.
But one thing that everyone is asking – Where is Hawkeye in the trailer? At the end of Civil War, when Team Cap lost to Team Iron Man, the members of Team Cap including Hawkeye were locked in a prison. although Steve Rogers did come back for them.
In the trailer, we see Iron Man, Black Widow, Cap, Hulk, Falcon, Winter Soldier, Black Panther & co, Doctor Strange, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy etc. But there was no trace of Hawkeye.
Cap is leading his new team of superheroes and warriors at Wakanda to prevent massive carnage unleashed possibly by Black Order (Children of Thanos), but Hawkeye wasn’t there either which seems to be the perfect place for him. Will he split up? If yes, then why?
A few weeks ago, the poster of Avengers Infinity War showed Steve Rogers sporting a beard and he is not in his usual attire of Captain America, instead, he is wearing Nomad suit from comics. Russo Brothers told Huffington Post that dropping his shield “is him letting go of that identity.
It’s him admitting that the identity of Captain America was in conflict with the very personal choice that he was making.” So how will he fight the Mad Titan? Well, according to the poster, he will take on the new alias Nomad which he adopted during 1970’s in Marvel comics. So yes, he is fighting against Thanos and his ruthless alien invaders but as someone else.
The speculation is that Clint Barton aka Hawkeye may also follow in Cap’s footsteps. He will retire from active S.H.I.E.L.D duty and change his superhero identity to Ronin to fight Thanos. He arrived onto the scene when he made an appearance in 2011’s Thor.
In Avengers: Age of Ultron, we met his family and he provided shelter to his fellow Avengers. In Civil War, he came back to oppose Sokovia accords and joined Team Cap.
According to MCUExchange, one specific tragic event will shatter Clint Barton’s world and he will give up his identity as a Hawkeye and embrace a new secretive identity of Ronin.
The inside sources are even saying that the event is so dark that it may well be cut during the editing process. Our guess is that Thanos’ Black Order may target his family and murder all of them which would put him on a darker path.
Recently, Jeremy Reiner posted a photo which indicated that he may have lost his family. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, we learned that Clint Barton had kept his family away from the dangerous life he is leading as a S.H.I.E.L.D agent. He took the Avengers to his secret location to regroup, strategize before taking on Ultron.
In the Ultimate comics, the family of Hawkeye was killed by a traitor who turned out to be Black Widow. He avenged his family by killing her, he then donned vigilante costume similar to what he was seen wearing during Avengers Infinity War photo shoot.
It makes a lot of sense to show Hawkeye who is baying for blood instead of being level-headed and calculative all the time. It is worth noting that classic Hawkeye costume has already been revealed in Avengers 4 set photos, so it’s possible that we might see two different Hawkeye costumes after all.
Here’s the official synopsis of the movie:
“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain”.
The studio has been building the hype of Infinity War over a series of films, so expectations of Marvel fans are very high, some even believe that the movie will not only break the record of highest box-office collections for a superhero movie but of any movie. And it’s heartening to see that things are falling into the right place.
Marvel released a new synopsis of the Avengers Infinity War and it goes like this:
“An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe”.
Anthony and Joe Russo will direct the film, which is to be produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay.
The cast of the movie includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bethany, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Pom Klementieff, and Josh Brolin.
“Avengers: Infinity War” releases in U.S. theaters on May 4, 2018. Can’t wait anymore for the ultimate showdown. CHEERS!